Project #11120

Hope for Somalia

by East African Community Services

The “Hope for Somalia” project continues to be the only educational services for students in Lanmadow, a remote village in the central Somalia province. There are 135 students who are receiving basic elementary education sponsored by this project. The schools consist of four classes from first through fourth grade. There are four teachers and five volunteers in the school to manage the school operation.

We have been active in engaging local philanthropists and the business community in Puntland region. Almost all the school expenses are covered through fundraising from the local community, business owners, and support from Diaspora. UNICEF has also been very supportive in providing technical and training programs for the teachers and volunteers.

The Hope for Somalia project will continue to support these children, from poor and uneducated parents. A UNICEF report on Somali children indicates that only 33% of school-age children in Somalia attend schools and the number of girls is far less than boys. The emphasis of the campaign is to give educational opportunity for the children in remote villages, particularly girls who have been left out when it comes to educating children.  

With support of Somalian Diaspora in the USA and local philanthropy, we hope the project will continue.

Thank you for providing educational opportunity for the disadvantaged children of Somalia.


Hope for Somalia project has doubled its effort by increasing the number of the students whom have been helped through Hope for Somalia Project. East African Community Services (EACS) is now running its first local community school in remote village in Central Somalia. The village is called Laanmadow. Fortunately, UNICE had built a four class elementary school in the village. Majority of the villagers are semi-nomadic people, and they don't have the ability to administer the school or hire teachers to teach children. EACS, with the help of your donation and support has been able to hire two teachers to be teachers of the school. During the opening ceremony of the school, 65 students have registered and started getting their first formal education. Today, the number of students has increased to 113 and demand for more teachers and more school supplies are needed. EACS has been active with the local community and business community in the major cities of central Somalia to support school operation and give education opportunity for those children whom their parents are not capable to educate the young and future generation of Somalia. Hope for Somalia project is crucial for the 113 students who are enrolled into the Laandmadow elementry school to continue going to a new life and future to be educated and become self-sufficient.

"Hope for Somalia" project has been going well for the past two and half months. Since it has been launched, the project has exceeded its goals. Fifty five (55) students have benefited from the project and have been able to have access to education in three different remote villages of Mudgu region, Somalia. Seventy percent of the students are female whom their parents could not afford to give them education opportunity. 

East African Community Services (EACS) in Somalia main focus is working with existing education institutions in the country, particularly remote villages where schools and teachers are very limited. Beginning of December, EACS will hire a teacher for Laan Madow village, a small village West of Galkacyo to educate 75 students. It will be the first time this village and its children would have access to education. 

To continue helping our children get the education they need, we ask you to continue your kindly support for the sole purpose of giving education opportunity for disadvantaged children in Somalia.




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East African Community Services

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
East African Community Services
Project Leader:
Abdurahman Jama
Seattle, WA Somalia

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