Tuesday 18 September 2018

Education Cannot Wait- allowing children to dream

When I asked Asad about his dreams, his eyes lit up immediately.  He smiled and gave that look of enthusiasm, excitement and hope.  “I want to be a doctor,” he says.  “Yes. Now I know if I work hard, I can make it.”  This is a change in Asad. Some months ago, he wasn’t sure if he will continue with school, let alone dream of becoming a doctor. Asad, a third born in a family of eight is a fifth grade student at Al-Hikma Primary School.

Thursday 6 September 2018

The Children of Baidoa

 The Children of Baidoa, by Carolyn Miles, President & CEO for Save the Children USA. 

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Parting Shot from Faisa Ibrahim

Many of you might not have had the chance to interact with the soft-spoken and always smiling lady knows as Faisa.  With her petite frame, she can almost go unnoticed in the office but when you have a chance to interact with this charismatic woman, she commands your attention and that is what happened when I asked to interview her for our first article on the ‘parting shot’.

Monday 27 August 2018

My children’s journey to full recovery was realised- thanks to the extra cash

Sahara Hersi Malaw is 28 years mother of five children, three boys and two girls. Her family lives in Ceel dheere villages of Burao district, Somaliland. She stays at a very small Somali hut situated in the western part of the villages in a dry and barren land, which is isolated from other residents.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

“What I went through was a nightmare- a near-death experience in the name of culture.’’

When you meet 10-year-old Sumayo*, you cannot even begin to comprehend the kind of suffering she has gone through at her tender age.  Although she tries to put a smile on her face, she will never forget the summer of June 2018.  She recalls how the long-awaited holiday turned into a nightmare. It was during this time that Sumayo and her sister were circumcised—or to put it plainly; their private parts were mutilated.