Somali Hope Foundation | Somali Hope Foundation
Somali Hope Academy is a school in Bursalah, a small town in Puntland, Somalia that provides 100% free education to underprivileged girls and boys who would otherwise not receive an education.
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Providing Education, Health and Hope

Somali Hope Academy is a school in Bursalah, a small town in Puntland, Somalia that provides 100% free education to underprivileged girls and boys who would otherwise not receive an education. Currently, there are over 500 students (and over 50% are girls) attending Somali Hope Academy. Of the total number students, 41 are orphans and 283 are considered marginalized, needy or displaced. Three streams of Early Childhood Development along with Grades 1 to 9 are offered at the school. The Academy employs a headmaster, teachers and school staff (15 staff in total) and works in partnership with the local Education Ministry in developing and delivering the school curriculum. View our infographic.

  • Identify and overcome barriers to education
  • Build schools and facilities for a successful learning environment.
  • Reach out to poor and destitute children in Somalia and offer free education.
  • Reduce the illiteracy rate in Somalia, and assist children in breaking the cycle of poverty.
  • Deliver high quality 21st century educational models to achieve high standards.
  • Help Children Develop a Passion for Learning.
  • Support sustainability through a community led approach.

We envision a world in which all Somali children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

  • We believe education and knowledge are solutions to poverty.
  • We believe in diversity and Inclusiveness.
  • We believe in respect and commitment to the poor.
  • We respect the values, culture, tradition and the dignity of the community.
  • We believe in accountability, trustworthiness, transparency and integrity.

Counting on Education

A good education is an important foundation for change and progress. It empowers Somali youth to transform their lives and the communities in which they live.
581
Students
(6-15 years old)
20
Dedicated
Teachers
2649
Books and
Computers
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Caring
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