Aisha Mohamed Warsame’s education was no bed of roses. Much of the 23-year-old’s schooling coincided with Somalia’s descent into armed strife and conflict in the nineties.
Mustaf Yusuf Ibrahim’s experiences as a migrant seeking a better life abroad differ little from those of so many others – hunger, fear, mistreatment and abuse.
At the age of 17, he and two friends left Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, where they saw no future for themselves.
Hassan Mohamed Elmi is passionate about youth empowerment and what it can do for Somalia.
He believes peace and stability in his country can only be achieved if young Somalis are part of the federal and state governments’ development plans and programmes.
Mogadishu – When he was pursuing his undergraduate studies at the University of Somalia, Mohamed Abdirizak Farah had no facility where he could research and prepare his assignments outside of the university’s own premises.
Mogadishu – At the crack of dawn, 21-year-old Maryan Nuh Muse leaves the comfort of her home in a suburb of Mogadishu for the athletic track at the Benadir Stadium, the capital’s largest outdoor sports arena.
Baidoa – Mukhtar Abdi was tending to his family’s goats in the southwestern Somali city of Baidoa one day when a shiny, circle-shaped metallic object caught the nine-year-old boy’s attention. “It seemed beautiful to me.