Tidigare Projekt

Empowerment of Housemaid Girls in Somaliland 2018-2019

In November 2017, Forum Syd granted us a project. The purpose of the project is to continue to strengthen women and girls through education. The housemaid girls in Somaliland have faced difficulties in their life which has not improved yet, in terms of their basic rights to freely study and work on jobs with good earnings. Surad Relief with collaboration of SOYDA partner conducted last two years education projects funded by Forum Syd and Surad Relief. The project named “Empowerment of housemaid girls in Somaliland”  Which has been provided the basic literacy and vocational training skills to housemaid girls in Somaliland. The projects also carried out awareness raising activities to the local community about women’s rights to education and participation in the community.

SOYDA capacitated 90 housemaid girls from suburbs of Hargeisa, by offering literacy and numeracy and 30 girls graduated from 2017 literacy and numeracy provided vocational training skills in 2018. Also, 60 girls from 2018 literacy graduated offered vocational training skills in 2019. The vocational training skills consisted of tailoring, makeup skills, cloth painting and cooking, in order to increase their ability to create own income generation. Furthermore, the project contributed to raising public awareness in gender issues in general.

The Project was funded by Forum Syd and Surad Relief and implemented by Somaliland Youth Development Association in Somaliland/Hargeisa.

Empowerment of Housemaid Girls in Somaliland 2016-2017

This project was expected to improve the literacy learning by providing a supportive learning environment and addressing their diverse needs and abilities.

In order to prepare the participants for vocational education, the project has provided 180 housemaid girls with skills in reading, writing and basic mathematics. 60 housemaid girls graduated from literacy classes offered to have vocational trainings that includes (tailoring, cloth painting, beauty salon and henna painting skills)

The project also included basic human rights support to housemaids in Somaliland regions to improve the living standards of the housemaids and to strengthen and promote human rights in the area.

The Project was funded by Forum Syd and Surad Relief and  implemented by Somaliland Youth Development Association in Somaliland/Hargeisa.

 

Empowerment of Housemaid Girls in Somaliland 2015

In Somaliland the gap between women’s and men’s literacy remains high. Many girls do not receive the opportunity to go to school due to poverty, tradition and values. When the family can not afford to pay the school fee they give priority to boys’ schooling.

In order to change this situation and increase the number of women who can read and write Soyda in cooperation with Surad Relief started a project that would improve reading, writing and numeracy skills of 90 women. We also made efforts to sensitize and raise awareness about the situation of women in the field of education and job by holding awareness raising meetings. After the project ended, 90 girls and 25 adult women developed their literacy and numeracy skills. The project’s objectives were achieved and participants’ motivation and confidence improved.

The Project was funded by Forum Syd and Surad Relief and  implemented by Somaliland Youth Development Association in Somaliland/Hargeisa.