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Crisis and Girl-Child education in WAR Zone

Providing emergency education for traumatized War-torn -Girl-Child

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What problem does your innovation solve?

There are many Girl children who missed Basic Formal Educational opportunity due to the being Orphanage, an emergency education will be addressed for The targets of 200 Children ( 150 Girls and 50 Boys ) in Mogadishu -Somalia This Innovation will restore psychosocial feeling for female-friendly environments and promote moral support This innovation will prevent joining to the street children or/and armed conflicts groups. all these efforts will enhance Safe environment of Girl-Child

Explain your innovation.

This Idea came out after carrying out of Survey Activity conducted by SOHRA Team and Funded by UNICEF in survey report emerged this innovation in the SOHRA team selected one Girl named: Naima Soleiman Mahdi aged 20 yrs , she experienced in field of Child Protection, entitled Child Protection Office She has identified that the requirement of Emergency education for Girls-Child who missed education in conflicts areas, now we feel safe environment to carry out Emergency education There are many Orphanage Children aged between 7-17 years who could not attend Educational Opportunity due to unsafe environment,lack of Care for Parenthood or/and even Fosters cares. in this situation these children might lead them into street children Long-Term Impact To protect children from the involvement of Street Children or/and involvement of armed conflicts in order to well being the future of Children through Educational school attendances

Who benefits?

The directly beneficiaries who will participate in this innovation will be Children aged between 7-16 Years , they are classified into 150 Orphanage Girl children and 50 Boys orphanage who lost parents in Somalia. The target children are 200 students who Lost their parents and parents MUST be those who had never been involved any armed conflicts in Somalia. The supporting through educational fee, Providing uniforms Schools, and transportation costs.They will participate and benefit emergency Educational schools specially Formal Schools in Mogadishu Somalia These children had never been get the opportunity of educational Rights, in order to help them, we planning to provide each student School Fee and Material Educations and transportation costs. The sustainability of This Project , there will be strategic plans that will maintain after the project hand-over that is resuming by local business Group's Funding, SOHRA and Interested people contributions

How is your innovation unique?

The existing Educational Projects opportunities by present and pastimes were only Children attending in Safe House by providing informal education abend eventually children will be extended to what kind of livelihood training would participated However, this kind of emergency educations for WAR Affected Girl-child had never been implemented previously and even present time Hence, this innovation will improve physical and moral of Girl-child who had never been attended for formal education also the project is supporting Children to be lived in Peaceful environment, free from violence, free emergency formal educational opportunity, Provide Psychosocial supports curriculum The above mentioned approaches will definitely implement and success with the help of Local community supports initiatives

What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?

This kind of innovation for this project will lead Girl-Child to participate going to school regularly in Mogadishu Somalia this kind of innovation focus on Emergency education for Girl-Child who losts their parents by Armed conflicts or/and Peaceful time The target Children's parents who passed away MUST NOT be killed in involvement of armed conflicts in Somalia

Tell us more about you.

The Somali Human Rights Association (SOHRA) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, independent human rights and humanitarian organization that was founded on 8 April 2002 in Mogadishu, Somalia. Since 2006, SOHRA has enjoyed partnership agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and NRC. The aim of the UNHCR Partnership is to improve the living conditions and to enhance the protection of civilians, IDPs, refugees and returnees and host community in Somalia

What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?

  • Armed conflict
  • Prolonged displacement
  • Extreme drought

Emergency Setting - Elaborate

This innovative Implementation project is focus on Girl-Child who missed education opportunity and get traumatized to Go to school due to the lost of Parents or/and Foster cares and planned to restore Education opportunity for children through emergency education system that had never been conducted previously and definitely encourage and upgrade the physical and moral of Child Child

Where will your innovation be implemented?

This innovation will be implemented in a four Districts notably 1) ABDIAZIZ District 2) BOONDHEER District 3) SHIBIS District 4) SHANGAANI District These Four Locations situated in Capital City of Mogadishu-Somalia and The locations are where SOHRA/UNICEF has conducted Survey activity in Recent year 2016 ,This emergency Education will start first in ABDIAZIZ District then conducted sequently The outcomes of the survey included this new innovation for Emergency Education

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

In-country Networks

SOHRA has Partnership activity through Somali Child Protection Working Group with UNICEF SOHRA has Partnership activity through Protection and Returnees Monitoring Network with UNHCR in Mogadishu -Somalia SOHRA has Partnership activity through Emergency Response for survivors of Sexual Gender Based Violence(SGBV) with Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in South Central Somalia SOHRA also has strong relationship with local community specially business group and Somali DIASPORA

Sector Expertise

  • I've worked in a sector related to my innovation for more than a year.

Sector Expertise - Elaborate

Somali Human Rights Association(SOHRA) have close Partnership with UNICEF in Activity of Child Protection Recently, We as SOHRA have carried out with UNICEF a Survey activity entitled " Conflict Children and Protection concerns" this Survey conducted in Following locations 1)ABDIAZIZ 2) BONDHEERE 3) SHIBIS 4) SHINGAANI -Mogadishu-Somalia We have identified finding Needs assessment of WAR Affected Children This Innovation of Emergency education is one of outcomes

Innovation Maturity

  • Early Stage Innovation: I am exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.

Organization Status

  • We are a registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

Organization Location

SOHRA based Mogadishu-Somalia Registered at Ministry of interior affairs in 2007 also has registered at UNHCR with ID No:SOHRAPMN053/2007 Partnership



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Your current target is educating female children affected by armed conflict, prolonged displacement, and
extreme drought?

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Thanks for the comments
Yes, of course we focus on Female Children because they are most vulnerable group of our society in terms of WAR torn society in Somalia