A Young Somali American, Is The New UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State UN Youth Observer

Washington, DC – The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, announced Today (July 25, 2017) Ms. Munira Khalif as the sixth annual U.S. Youth Observer to the UN. Continue reading “A Young Somali American, Is The New UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State UN Youth Observer”

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Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it and each one giving a different explanation about what the book fair would be. Continue reading “Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair”

Somaliland Exchange Student Finds Home Away From Home

By Suzannah Couch

When Naima Faarax boarded a plane home to Somaliland, she took with her a love for rain, for tacos and for the kindness of locals in Brown County. Continue reading “Somaliland Exchange Student Finds Home Away From Home”

Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump

Deniz Cam

Herding goats and camels in Somaliland as a teenager, Mubarik Mohamoud had no idea he would go to college – let alone attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading “Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump”

Anderson Cooper’s Advice For Students

While visiting the Abaarso school in Somaliland, Anderson Cooper tells the story of how he found a career and answers kids’ questions Continue reading “Anderson Cooper’s Advice For Students”

60 MINUTES On CBS – Sunday, April 30, 2017: Starr Students From Somaliland

An ex-hedge fund manager founded a high school in one of the poorest places in the world. Now Anderson Cooper reports from Africa on how students from Somaliland are achieving academic success. Continue reading “60 MINUTES On CBS – Sunday, April 30, 2017: Starr Students From Somaliland”

Documenting Diversity: “Somaliland” Depicts The Lives Of Somali Students

All it took was one online job listing to unite three filmmakers on a journey that would take them 8,000 miles from home to one of the most unrecognized places on Earth. Continue reading “Documenting Diversity: “Somaliland” Depicts The Lives Of Somali Students”

U.S. Colleges Must Take The Lead To Reject Trump’s Immigration Ban

A young woman smiles, her dark eyes shining with excitement as she holds in her hands a flag from Wellesley College in the United States – an emblem of the next chapter of the 19-year-old’s life. Continue reading “U.S. Colleges Must Take The Lead To Reject Trump’s Immigration Ban”

The Extraordinary Story Of An American School In Somaliland

Jonathan Starr, once a cutthroat hedge fund manager, is not your traditional do-gooder, and in 2009, when he decided to found Abaarso, a secondary school in Somaliland, Continue reading “The Extraordinary Story Of An American School In Somaliland”

Writing A Success Story In Somaliland

Since Jonathan Starr established Abaarso, the secondary school has placed more than 80 students in international boarding schools or colleges. Continue reading “Writing A Success Story In Somaliland”

Somaliland School’s Story Is More Relevant Than Ever

When Jonathan Starr got started on his new book, “It Takes a School,” he didn’t expect it to be quite so politically charged. Continue reading “Somaliland School’s Story Is More Relevant Than Ever”

Somaliland Students To Trump: You’re Destroying Our Dreams

President Trump’s decision to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has jeopardized the university dreams of hundreds of students from the republic of Somaliland. Continue reading “Somaliland Students To Trump: You’re Destroying Our Dreams”

Somaliland: A Prison Program Gives Abdi A Second Chance

Abdi Hussein was once a prisoner in Somaliland with no marketable skills. Today he is covered in sawdust at Mandeeq workshop. And he has prison to thank for it Continue reading “Somaliland: A Prison Program Gives Abdi A Second Chance”

Invitation “On Election Of Donald Trump And Its Possible Implications For Somaliland” Prof. Ahmed I Samatar

Redsea Cultural Foundation is delighted to invite you to a public lecture by professor Ahmed Ismail Samatar Continue reading “Invitation “On Election Of Donald Trump And Its Possible Implications For Somaliland” Prof. Ahmed I Samatar”

A British-Somali Student Wins A Full Scholarship To Study At Marlborough College

A girl whose mother fled war-torn Somalia in the 1980s has won a scholarship to the leading private school that Kate Middleton and Samantha Cameron attended. Continue reading “A British-Somali Student Wins A Full Scholarship To Study At Marlborough College”

Safya Hassan: What I Saw When I Visited The Somaliland Deaf Community In The Summer

My name is Safya Hassan, I was born in Somaliland and relocated to the UK with my parents at 14 years old. Continue reading “Safya Hassan: What I Saw When I Visited The Somaliland Deaf Community In The Summer”

Gold Star Awards 2016: Teenager Fahma Mohamed Honored For Tireless Campaign To End FGM

Fahma Mohamed is not your average teenager.

One of nine daughters in a Muslim Somali family who came to Britain when she was seven, Fahma, from Barton Hill, has been hailed a hero by many – including the Secretary General of the United Nations – for her tireless work to safeguard young girls against FGM. Continue reading “Gold Star Awards 2016: Teenager Fahma Mohamed Honored For Tireless Campaign To End FGM”

Challenging Illiteracy In Somaliland

By Nashon Tado|

The world marks the International Literacy Day on 8th of September 2016. It is a time to reflect on the learning conditions especially in developing countries. Continue reading “Challenging Illiteracy In Somaliland”

Somaliland: Keep Ideology Out Of K–12 Education

Mohammed Dahir Ahmed

Intense ideological competition is going on in Somaliland’s education system. The competition involves all tiers of education, without exception. Multiple Middle Eastern individuals and Islamic charitable organizations are trying Continue reading “Somaliland: Keep Ideology Out Of K–12 Education”