Girls' education in Somalia: Challenges and Opportunities

Sahra Ahmed Koshin
Posted April 27, 2012 from Somalia

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  • mrbeckbeck
    Apr 27, 2012
    Apr 27, 2012

    Hi Sahro,

    This photo-album seems to not be shared publicly right now. I think you need to adjust the settings. I'm excited to see this from you!

    Looking forward to it, Scott

  • noreens
    Apr 27, 2012
    Apr 27, 2012

    Sharo,

    I couldn't open it either.

    Noreen

  • Usha K.C.
    Apr 27, 2012
    Apr 27, 2012

    Sahro,, make it public .

  • Sahra Ahmed Koshin
    Apr 28, 2012
    Apr 28, 2012

    Hallo all, Thank you for letting me know about that. I think i have corrected it now. Please check and let me know! Thanks alot.

  • Usha K.C.
    Apr 28, 2012
    Apr 28, 2012

    Yes, now it works. Thank you for such nice collection.

    ;)

  • Jana Potter
    May 01, 2012
    May 01, 2012

    Dear Sahro, This is a beautiful presentation. Those girls have radiant faces, full of optimism and enthusiasm. Thank you for the work you do to promote girls educcation. This presentation can be a powerful tool to use in your work advocating for girls education. I loved the pictures of the female teachers. They are each heros! Please thank them for their work and their commitment and let them know that they have friends around the world cheering for them! I would love to read the poetry from the buranbuur events. Have you considered compiling a book of the poems illustrated with your photos?

  • Sahra Ahmed Koshin
    May 21, 2012
    May 21, 2012

    Dear Potter, Sorry for the late reply. I have been out of the country and advocating for girls education in Europe where we successfully mobilised resources ......380 scholarships for girls to start primary education! How cool is that?!

    We have not considered compiling a book of the poems illustrated with my photos, but think that would be awesome! I will def pass on your salaams to the female teachers in the picture.

    Sahro

  • ikirimat
    May 02, 2012
    May 02, 2012

    Sahro, congratulations upon finishing this assignment, I know it was not that simple but this piece is great. the pixs are clear. the message is loud enough 'education for our girls'. Lets share it widely. Its my pleasure to give a comment to such a strong message from your pix.

  • Sahra Ahmed Koshin
    May 21, 2012
    May 21, 2012

    Thank you so much Grace! Your encouraging words mean alot.

  • ikirimat
    May 02, 2012
    May 02, 2012

    Sahro, congratulations upon finishing this assignment, I know it was not that simple but this piece is great. the pixs are clear. the message is loud enough 'education for our girls'. Lets share it widely. Its my pleasure to give a comment to such a strong message from your pix.

  • Mary Morreale
    May 03, 2012
    May 03, 2012

    What a wonderful presentation you have created. I love the universal message about the importance of education for girls and the impact that education can have for a community, nation, and the world. Your pictures are delightful and really capture the key points of female teachers, dedicated classes/schools for girls. I so appreciated your adding the question about equal participation of girls in a mixed gender class.

    Thank you for taking the time and energy to be a correspondent and to share your message. It is one that crosses country borders and needs to be said today and tomorrow.

  • Sahra Ahmed Koshin
    May 21, 2012
    May 21, 2012

    I am thankful and appreciative of your message. Your inspiring words mean alot to me. Sorry for my late reply. I was travelling; we were invited to Sweden for a meeting on education and i am happy to say that the Somali diaspora have promised to provide scholarships for 380 girls in Puntland to access primary school and learn fro 4 years. Isnt that awesome?!

    education! education! education!

    Sah

  • Stella Paul
    May 03, 2012
    May 03, 2012

    Dear sister

    So happy to see this from you. You are such a powerful ambassador for girls' education. Somalia needs women like you, not those guns and bullets. Love, always

  • Sahra Ahmed Koshin
    May 21, 2012
    May 21, 2012

    I love hearing from you Stella! You are such a powerful woman and thank you for being my friend.

  • Vega Tom
    May 04, 2012
    May 04, 2012

    Hi Sahro - Thank you for bringing forward this message. I agree with Stella, that you are a powerful ambassador for girls education and love that your present simple things like access to latrines and shame being constraints to girls eduction in Somalia. I would love to hear more on your solutions and how advocating for girls supportive schools and women teachers is transforming education for girls. Keep it up! Vega

  • Sahra Ahmed Koshin
    May 21, 2012
    May 21, 2012

    Thank you so much Vega! I am writing an article and putting together a documentary on ...how advocating for girls supportive schools and women teachers is transforming education for girls in Somalia. Hope to share those with you and the rest soon.

    Thanks again ♥

  • Elaine Millam
    May 04, 2012
    May 04, 2012

    Such a powerful piece, Sahro! You have done such a beautiful job of selecting key photos that demonstrate such emotion, happiness, and opportunity for women of all ages! I can tell this has tapped into your passion and your expertise! Your photos are beautiful and carry such a tremendous story. Thank you for your contribution to the world!! You are beautiful as well! Blessings to you, Elaine

  • Sahra Ahmed Koshin
    May 21, 2012
    May 21, 2012

    Elaine, i am happy to have connected and engaged in dialogue with women like you from all over the world, thanks to WP! Thank you for your compliments. They mean alot to me.

    Love, Sah