Secondary Education and Peace Building in Somalia.
From the civil war in 1991 to the rise of terrorist organizations in Somalia, education systems have been mismanaged and a very limited number of boys and girls have access to schools. However, the Government of Somalia and its international partners are attempting to restore peace and stability in Somalia, specifically in Mogadishu which has been the hot spot for radical ideologies in past years.
The conflict environment in Mogadishu has affected young people psychologically. This has been exacerbated by the presence of armed men around the town who sow fear among families and children. Due to this long-standing fear, children became accustomed to violence, and this is, at least partially, attributed to the inadequate role of public secondary schools in providing the foundation for promoting peace education to the pupils.
Author: Sharmarke Farah Yusuf