Prof Adow School

school-big-16843.jpgProf. Adow Technical Vocational Education Training Center is located in in Galkacy Galmudug, Somalia. It was established in 2013 and will graduate 270 students in 2020. The goal is to reach 320 graduates pr year in 2022.

When the population gains practical knowledge & competence which is valuable in the local community, it becomes a contributing factor for further development in the region. The derived effects spread like rings in the water and they are significant: since the opening of the school in 2013, an estimated 5000 jobs have been created in the region. Also to offer youth an alternative to piracy or military enrollment, is extremely important for the safety situation. The school has been well received in the local and regional community.

Somalia has no nation-wide educational system with accredited educations, described courses etc. In order to create and maintain, a high level of quality in the education significant ressources was put into establishing evaluation methods of the students at the school. The methodology developed for the school in Galkayo, is intended to be implemented in other schools throughout Somalia. The plan is to start an additional 2 educational centers over the next 5 years.

The school offers training within various areas such as:

homepage-stats-big-47415.pngGENDER EQUALITY
Since the beginning it has been important to give women the possibility to enter into any course in the school, including the historically male dominated areas. The numbers speak from themselves: from 5 women out of 64 men in the first year of graduation (2015), to 137 enrolled women in 2019 versus 183 men meaning 42% of students today are women.

We are proud and happy that women are being given the opportunity to educate themselves in any area they want.

The school was build 2013 by Yme, in cooperation with GSA and ADRA. It is part of the network of training centers Yme has developed, which also includes schools in Rwanda and Mozambique.

The work is mainly supported by NORAD/Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the norwegian embassy in Nairobi and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - as well as a close cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

From 2020 the school has become the cornerstone in TVET+; a six year programme funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW Development Bank and implemented by Yme Foundation and GSA in close partnership with the Somali Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The TVET+ programme aims at opening service hubs in several locations in Somalia and offer wider services for students and local business: In addition to technical training, it will offer a three year dual apprenticeship scheme, entrepreneurship training,  ABE/Foundational life skills, business incubator for startups and local businesses and socio-cultural activities.
A TVET+ service hub is a technical and vocational training centre that integrates services for businesses and startups, in order to facilitate and promote quality and sustainable growth.

The vision is for the operation of the school to become fully funded by donations from diaspora communities and private donors in scandinavia.

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