Garowe, May 7, 2019

Monthly school fee starts from 15 US dollars per child. Do the math for a family having 5 kids. This is a country where most live much below the poverty line by local living standards.

The current public-private partnership in education sector is not addressing the serious issue of poor kids growing up without schooling. Charity organizations have neither the capacity nor the willingless to help out in the dire situation of poor families unable to send kids to school.

The issue is both moral and public obligation. What to do?

Historically, Somalia sent kids from poor families to schools for orphans. I see no reason why we can’t continue that tradition. Public-private partnership in education sector can too assign task-force to study options for meeting this challenge.