Fighting Against Illiteracy - Somaliland

Project Goal: $27,650

Current Progress: $1,530 (6.00%)

According to the UN, access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem, the UN children's fund, UNICEF, has partnered with the government, and the global fund Education Cannot Wait, to launch a program designed to help children affected by ongoing crises in the country.

These books will be used by many students who're in a grave need of these books. Students in poor, underprivileged communities who cannot afford to buy books to use them in school. The most important aspect of this matter is that the students in higher institutions of learning do not have the educational materials they need for college/university. These students need to have some capacity building in research such as; scientific books, e-learning books, medical dictionaries for medical schools. Books in science; chemistry, physics, biology and other science courses.

The most important goal of our book project is to help improve students' learning capacities to help us help them fight illiteracy and have access to have the books they need for school to be able to read, write, research and become successful. Also, we want to participate in the UNICEF's Global Fund on Education Cannot Wait. This strategy will help us to help our communities to be able to have access to PUBLIC LIBRARIES because in Somaliland there're no public libraries in the country. It's very sad that there're no public or private libraries in a country where one in every three persons or the average person's under 30 years old. This is our main goal for PROJECT FIGHT ILLITERACY.

When the project is complete, we hope to see healthy, literate students with qualitative books after the books from BFA are introduced into our learning community. We want to help our community fight illiteracy and help students from kindergarten to primary school to high school, to college/university level . Moreover, we want to help our poor, underprivileged communities to have access to a place to read, a library and help supply public local libraries if any at all. 

Contact: Abdur Nur,