The educational system of Somalia was completely destroyed after the collapse of the Somali central government in 1991. The Zamzam Foundation believes that promoting education is one of the most important means to overcome and fight ignorance and poverty. With this in mind, the Zamzam Foundation continues to renovate old and abandoned schools, build new schools and operate/manage schools, cultural centers and institutions. Because of our work, tens of thousands of children are able to attend these schools in various regions of Somalia.

The Zamzam Foundation directly supervises and operates more than a dozen sutainable schools in Banadir, Bay, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle and Hiran regions of Somalia. Tens of thousand students have graduated from our secondary schools. Most students pay a nominal monthly fee to cover some expenses. The Zamzam Foundation and individual donor contributions pay fees of children from low-income families and orphans. We also construct a turn-key schools for communities and train them to manage and sustain these schools. We have currently completed four (4) such schools in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Zamzam Foundation is grateful for the support of its INGOs partners (who are mainly from the Middle East and Turkey), our volunteers, staff and parents. We encourage the involvement of more Wester INGOs in the fields of education to partner with the Zamzam Foundation’s efforts in the fight against illiteracy and poverty in Somalia through education and empowerment.

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