Pioneering Master Programme In Climate Change And Environmental Sustainability Launched; 30 Students Receive Scholarships To Programme

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UK School Reverses Hijab Ban After Backlash

The UK school that made headlines last week for instituting a hijab ban on students under eight has now made a U-turn on the policy, following accusations it was infringing on personal freedoms. Continue reading “UK School Reverses Hijab Ban After Backlash”

The SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (With IBG) Scholarship

Deadline: 5 March 2018

There is one SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Scholarship, valued at £18,000 plus a 50% fee waiver provided by SOAS. The remaining 50% of tuition fees will be deducted from the award with the leftover balance being used for maintenance. Continue reading “The SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (With IBG) Scholarship”

Somaliland: Young People Fight GBV And Promote Health Through Drama

Members of the Somaliland Youth Peer Education Network (Y-Peer) have started utilizing theatre skills and participatory drama methodology to raise awareness on gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and promote behavior change. Continue reading “Somaliland: Young People Fight GBV And Promote Health Through Drama”

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”

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”