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Aqoon-Bile school afternoon classes for women


After Somali Government had collapsed in 1990 many public institutions including; schools, hospitals and factories were completely looted that caused one generation of the society to be ignorance about two decades.
The boys became mantelpiece for clan wars and the girls met malicious rape from merciless gangs.

Fortunately many free-handed men and women felt a bound duty to survive their brotherly somali children from the riots. They opened private hospitals, free of charge schools and sent appeals to Humantarian agencies to restore hopes of the youngsters. For example Aqoon-Bile school founders started afternoon classes for girls to teach them when they are free from houses work. Yopa reporter asked the School Headmaster why they sellect this shift for women to learn and he told the reporter ''Somali women rarely go to school instead they hold house duties such as cooking, cleaning, washing clouthes, baby caring etc''. ''Most Somali parents believe that boys are better than girls to learn and they do not send girls to school unless house duties finished and that is why we prefer to teach women in the afternoon'' he added.

Aqoon-Bile school founders initiated praise-worthy work for their sisters and mothers. God bless them.

By Yopa



jadefrank's picture

God bless them indeed

Hi Yopa,

In such a war-torn country as Somalia, it's encouraging to hear of success stories like the Aqoon-Bile school that is making education for women a priority. And while currently society views boys as better students than girls, I believe that as these girls are given the opportunity to attend school after their chores, they will prove that females are worthy of education and can ben just as smart, talented and successful as the males, if not more. God bless the founders of Aqoon-Bile indeed.

Warm regards,

yopa's picture

Thank you notes

Dear friend,
Thank you for your comment about Aqoon-Bile. please forward us any success story you have that may encourage good makers like Aqoon-Bile founders.
With best regards,

Wendy's picture

Girl Power Africa

Dear Yopa,

This is the kind of news I love to hear! So a great big thanks for sharing this information about the Aqoon-Bile. This is such a big step forward. Education is mandatory step in moving forward, and restoring hope to youngsters is essential for creating a non-violent future for the children of Somalia. I hope Aqoon-Bile will end up being a model for more of these types of schools.



yopa's picture

Thank you lettter

Dear Wendy,
Thank you very much for your comment on Aqoon-Bile School. Really you can't help smiling when you see honest doers like Aqoon-Bile founders. Aqoon-Bile and other schools based in a city where all public utilities went upsidedown.But the quetion that needs to be answered is how Girl Power Africa, Youth Organization for the Prevention of AIDS (YOPA) and other pure minded peoples may combine their efforts to pat the back of good doers in their society. Infact I sometimes bite my thumb thinking about the reality of Mogadishu and the schools working in it.Finally your advise and comment are simultaniously wanted.

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