Asha is a 35 years old mother of five (3 girls and 2 boys). She fled the conflict in her home town of Jowhar in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia. When she fled the conflict Asha lost everything her extended families support and all her belongings. She found refuge in the New Doonyale IDP camp in North Galkayo were she has lived ever since.
Salama IDP Primary school is one of the eight IDP schools in Puntland supported by the EU funded Durable Solution for IDPs and Returnees in Somalia (DSIRS) project. CARE through the DSIRS project has provided the school with Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs), teacher incentives, school rehabilitation, teacher training and Community Education Committees (CEC) capacity building for two years.
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human rights violations. They are forced to seek refuge, recruited as soldiers, forced into child labour or torn apart from their families against their will.