The Educational Situation in Somaliland’s rural areas and children’s rights
The educational situation in Somaliland is not great and is not equal for all children and teenagers, especially when talking about rural areas and small villages in the countryside. Therefore, it is important to underline that a lot of social and environmental aspects can increase the problem, such as recurrent droughts, food insecurity, water shortages and poverty, realities that make children and teenagers absent from school.
Thus, their families constantly depend on the government to access education and basic resources such as food and water, which made International Organizations such as UNICEF and NGOs establish a partnership with the Somaliland Government to launch a program to increase the access to quality education for children independently of the crisis they face.
Initiatives such as this one are extremely important to guarantee children and teenager’s rights in Somaliland, which is also necessary to ensure the achievement of the number 4 Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education for all.
Somaliland Sun. (2021, June 11). Somaliland: Education Cannot Wait Investments Transform Children’s Lives in Rural Areas. Somaliland Sun. https://www.somalilandsun.com/somaliland-education-cannot-wait-investments-transform-childrens-lives-in-rural-areas/