School Environment and Education Development for Somalia (SEEDS) Program
The School Environmental and Education Development for Somalia (SEEDS) program, funded by USAID, will reach completion in July 2012 after four years of activities initially designed to improve the overall educational environment in at least 120 school communities. SEEDS activities focus on five interrelated areas of intervention to achieve improved access to quality basic education and water services in Somalia through infrastructure rehabilitation, upgrading the competencies of teachers, community education communities and ministries of education, and distribution of teaching and learning material and improved maternal and child health care through rehabilitation of health facilities, distribution of health kits and strengthening of community health communities. . The program reached 54 primary schools and 6 secondary schools in Somaliland; 32 primary schools and 3 secondary schools in Puntland; 8 primary schools in central Somalia, and; 14 primary schools and 1 new secondary school in South Somalia, and 3 MCHs in Sanaag and Togdheer regions of Somaliland.
Key Achievements as of June 2012:
• Rehabilitated 497 existing classrooms and constructed 256 new classrooms in 114 schools in Somalia, benefiting 42,930 learners.
• 5211 sets of pupils desks distributed in 86 schools, benefiting at least 15,633 pupils.
• Constructed 359 latrines and rehabilitated another 189 in 114 schools.
• 213 hand washing facilities installed in 90 of the schools supported.
• Completed two borehole water projects in Garowe and Hargeisa; and three village water kiosks in Mudug and MaroodiJeex regions, benefiting a population of 151,816.
• Distributed over 50000 teaching and learning material comprising of charts, textbooks and laboratory equipment, lesson guides, audio lesson CDs and CD players.
• 639 people (learners, teachers and parents) from 33 schools in Puntland and 42 in Somaliland trained on good hygiene and sanitation practices
• 90 students trained in student leadership.
• 1254 (112M: 142F) primary and secondary school teachers from Somaliland and Puntland trained in teaching skills.
• 88 head teachers from 80 primary schools and 8 secondary schools in Somaliland and Puntland trained in effective school management.
• 366 Ministry of Education officials (Puntland and Somaliland) trained in better educational management.
• 122 youth provided with business management skills and 15 supported with grants to start small business projects.
• Rehabilitated 3 MCHs-Gar Adag, Lascanod and Doqoshay
• Donated an ambulance to Ministry of Health.
• Distributed 200 delivery kits to 27 health facilities in Sanaag and Togdheer.
• Trained 296 health care providers (nurses, CHWs and TBAs.
• Revitalized 8 community health committees in Togdheer and Sanaag
• Supported Ministry of Sports in Somaliland to conduct 1 basketball and 1 football tournaments in Hargeisa and 1 inter-regional sports tournaments in Burco, Togdheer.