The Stars Foundation visiting Africa Educational Trust (AET) in Somaliland...An AET-run school...This small school is run by teacher Raxmaan. The students are all children of pastoralists, always move on with their families and the animals they depend on. Raxmaan and the school move where the children go and the teaching is done in a makeshift shelter. When it rains school has to be suspended because it rains through the straw roof and because heavy rain can prevent the children from coming to school because of swelling rivers. The children walk up to 7 km to get to school through the rough terrain, often alone after their parents have initially shown them the way. The children learn to read and write Somali, arithmetic's and Arabic. The schooling is free with all costs covered by African Educational Trust. Because the children are nomads they cannot go to regular school and many are illiterate when they start the course, which is planned to last for 3 years.
- Kristian Buus
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- STARS Awards short listed organisations in Africa 2010