Girls in Somalia to Benefit from Enhanced Access to Education

Over 100,000 children residing in country’s most educationally disadvantaged areas will benefit from a World Bank financed education project that aims to increase access to primary education in underserved areas, particularly for girls.

This is the first World Bank financed investment in Somalia’s education sector in 30 years.

To mark this critical milestone, the Federal Government of Somalia and the World Bank today signed the agreement for the $40 million Somalia Education for Human Capital Development Project to support Somalia rebuild its education system and get its children back to learning.

The project will directly address constraints to girls’ enrolment by reducing distance to school, providing safe and conducive learning environments, recruiting female teachers and building a mindset of inclusion in the school and community.

The World Bank’s International development association, established in 1960, helps the world’s poorest countries by providing grants and low to zero-interest loans for projects and programs that boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve poor people’s lives.

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