A Somali Story

How Has Humanitarian Education Changed Your Life?

When the civil war started in Somalia back in 1991, my family fled to a small village named Magacley which is 50 kilometers north of the town Galkaio. The families that lived in that village fled the civil war- torn capital of Mogadishu and other parts of the regions. The village of Magacley didn’t have any educational services and neither a place where children can come together and play which resulted in children being taught under a tree with the sun shining down on them.

Mohamoud Faaris - Picture 1

Mohamoud and his classmates learning under a tree in 1994.

Seventeen years later, I went back to Magacley village with my education colleagues to implement the first school that the village ever had.

Mohamoud Faaris - Picture 2

Mohamoud Faaris - Picture 3

My dream has always been that the next generation living in Magacley would have easy access to education and a healthy learning condition. Working with Save the Children has accomplished my dream and it’s the reason why I love working as a humanitarian worker.

Story by Mohamoud Faaris, Save the Children International.

*This story was submitted for the Humanitarian Education Storytelling Campaign launched by the American Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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