Somalia: In Dhobley, AMISOM builds classrooms to reduce congestion in primary and secondary schools
Dhobley, Somalia – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has built five new classrooms at Omar Binu Khadab Primary and Secondary School in the city of Dhobley, Jubaland State, as part of its support to the education sector in Somalia.
The construction of the classrooms was carried out under the auspices of the Quick Impact Projects mission, which are primarily structured to help meet the basic needs, including health and education, of the local population in Somalia, especially for those living under AMISOM’s responsibilities.
The classrooms had 88 desks, cabinets, blackboards and various other teaching materials.
“This school has a population of 300 students,” said AMISOM commander in Dhobley, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Ongeso, at the official handover of the classrooms. that students learn in a comfortable and favorable environment. “
“As AMISOM, we have always been proud and enjoyed the hospitality that the Dhobley community has given us. They have embraced us and it has been wonderful to work with them. We have been able to enrich the environment by planting trees and we have participated in impart knowledge and skills to the local community through workshops and seminars, he added.
The principal of Omar Binu Khadab Primary and Secondary School, Mohamed Ali Ibrahim, said the new classrooms would help alleviate the congestion for students at the school.
“AMISOM has addressed an urgent need at this school, for which we are grateful. I am glad that our students will now learn in a good environment, and this will help make the school enjoyable for them,” he said. the principal.
Siyad Mohamed Hassan, the administrator of the city of Dhobley, said that many schools in the region lacked basic infrastructure and that it was with the support of Somalia’s partners that such needs and challenges could be addressed.
“AMISOM has greatly supported us in the development of Dhobley Town, and this is in addition to the daily support to maintain safety and security. AMISOM has provided services in education, health, airport development and in supporting women’s organizations and humanitarian aid to our people in need, ”said Siyad Mohamed.
In Dhobley and other areas, AMISOM has built safe water facilities, equipped schools and hospitals, implemented medical camps for the needy, helped improve living conditions in internally displaced people camps, donated sports equipment to keep young people busy, and provided facilities at police stations for better service. and activities.
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