Somalia Projects

Promoting School Books for Somali Schools (Noor Foundation) - Puntland

At different times and places of human existence, books have distinct meanings to people. In Somalia today overall, and particularly with the rural majority of Somalis, books can open their minds and hopefully make them ameliorate to communicate and connect with the world at large. The audiences that would need these books in Puntland Somalia are mainly the School Children and adult populations of the pastoral and semi-urban areas in Bari Region of Somalia. Our most important goal is to have…

Beder International University - Somaliland

Beder International University (BIU) is located in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland.  After the civil war in Somalia ended in 1991, the Somaliland education system has grown quickly.  In 2000 there were only two universities in all of Somaliland and as of 2013 there are sixteen universities in the country. It is our hope that these books will contribute not only to the education of BIU students but to a greater national initiative for quality education in Somaliland.

Books For Somalia (Mahamed Cali) - Somalia

Finally, Somalia is safe enough to work on education! Somali American Community (MN) is working with Books For Africa to bring a full 40-foot sea container of books to fill the shelves of libraries and schools that have been built around Somalia. The Somali-American community is helping to support this effort from the Twin Cities (Minnesota). Project representatives will be going to Somali-owned businesses, including the Somali malls, around the Cities to talk to fellow members of the…

Books For AAIU Open Library - Somalia

Meet Juweria Yusuf, a student at Aden Adde International University in Mogadishu, Somalia. Juweria’s dream is to become a medical doctor; she hopes that one day she will be an Obstetrician Gynecologist. She believes that being an obstetrician gynecologist will make a difference in reducing the high maternal death in Somalia. “Somalia is one of the worst places to be as a mother” She affirms, but like many other students in Somalia access to books and study libraries is a challenge towards…