YOVENCO Organization, in close partnership with Plan International under the Education in Emergency Project, has organized catch-up classes for 427 children in target locations whose education was disrupted their education due to drought. The classes are being held in six schools in the Ununlay, Karasharka, Harag-Waafi, Gatitaley, Harasheekh, and Dhoqoshay districts.
The catch-up classes were taught by 10 teachers who were hired specifically for this purpose. The classes were held in the afternoons so that the children can attend their regular classes in the mornings. The classes are designed to help the children catch up on the material they missed while they were out of school.
In addition to the catch-up classes, YOVENCO and Plan International have also been working to increase school enrollment in the target areas. They have held social mobilization sessions in each of the six schools to educate parents and community members about the importance of education. They have also provided conditional cash transfers to the most vulnerable families in the area. These cash transfers are designed to help families cover the costs of sending their children to school.
The catch-up classes and the increase in school enrollment have had a positive impact on the education of children in Somaliland. These initiatives have helped to improve academic performance, reduce dropout rates, improve gender parity, and increase community awareness about the importance of education.
For example, the catch-up classes have helped the children to catch up on the material they missed while they were out of school. This has resulted in improved academic performance, as evidenced by the increased test scores of the children in the catch-up classes. The increase in school enrollment has also helped to reduce dropout rates in the target areas. This is because more children are now able to attend school, even if they come from poor families. The provision of conditional cash transfers has also helped to improve gender parity in school enrollment. This is because cash transfers have made it easier for families to send their daughters to school. The social mobilization sessions have also helped to increase community awareness about the importance of education. This has led to more parents and community members supporting their children’s education.
Overall, the catch-up classes and the increase in school enrollment are a valuable investment in the future of Somaliland. These initiatives are helping to ensure that all children, regardless of their circumstances, have the opportunity to get an education and are not left behind.