Givin Gope For Them The vital role of teachers: to provide security amid chaos

We all have that one teacher we remember from our time at school. The teacher who made maths make sense or who made old-fashioned novels come alive in the classroom. For displaced children, teachers can provide security and hope in a life filled with conflict, chaos and uncertainty.

“I love teaching,” says 30-year-old Abdi Abdullahi.

“When I’m in the classroom, I always have a lot of energy and enthusiasm. I want to help the next generation become tomorrow’s leaders.”

It is not without reason that Abdi is so focused on ensuring that displaced children receive an education. As a child, he and his family were forced to flee their home village of Barsanguni in Somalia.

Abdi’s greatest wish was always to go to school, but his parents couldn’t afford to pay the tuition fees. It was hard enough to get food. But this didn’t stop Abdi from dreaming of an education.

Education brings hope

When he was 15, Abdi went to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, to study. “I have always dreamt of being a role model for children, to give them an education,” he says.

Abdi strongly believes that education is the key to the success of communities affected by conflict and poverty. After graduating, he returned to his hometown of Barsanguni to teach children who would not otherwise be able to go to school.

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