Istanbul Community Education Project

Improving Education and Access to Water for Istanbul Primary School

raised of $5,000 goal
Days Remaining
Minimum amount is $100 Maximum amount is $50000
Created by: STEP PROJECT with Istanbul community
Supported by: IOM
Projects supported: 39
Through participatory community consultation sessions, the Community in Istanbul village of Kismayu district come up with a community driven response to the need of additional of one classroom, a staffroom, water Barkard and approximately 300m gravel road for Istanbul Primary School. This is due to high increase of student enrolment, after the construction of classrooms under STEP project, education consultations was held in addressing the education gaps within the village and other neighbouring villages that surrounds the Kismayo district. This was a thoughtful need for more classroom due to gaps of student continuation of primary to upper classes and reduce overcrowding in classes during the learning hours. There is need for water storage facility (Barkads) to harvest rainwater and as well use to store the upcoming water connection from Rive Juba provided by the Jubaland Ministry of Water and Energy in collaboration by the partners as the school lack access to clean and safe water currently. In addition, a gravel road to ease the access of the school gate as there is a huge hump of sand that is inconvenient for young students to walk through. The CBEP process is an action that generated dialogue at Kismayo district and village levels to build momentum behind common goals for their district level education that was narrowed down to community level. Istanbul village is located around 18km north of Kismayo and has high IDP concentration who are displaced mainly by the severe drought that hardly hit in Somalia compounded by the strict AS leadership. There are other families from this settlement that have joined other existing IDP camps within Kismayo town and some were host communities stretching existing social services beyond capacity along the Kismayo corridor. The community showed great interest in participating in the community-based education project planning and matching grant sessions through the USAID funded Stabilization Through Education Program (STEP) implemented by the International Organization for Migration, and in partnership with Creative Associate’s Bar ama Baro program. STEP aims to strengthen the government-led, community-driven expansion of access to quality education for out-of-school children and youth to build local institutions. The CBEP includes supporting the communities, through Community Education Committees (CECs) in mobilizing for resources for priorities identified. The community prioritized piloting the matching grants. The village has no previous experience in initiating, co-financing, or directly financing projects and this is the first time this is being piloted in the town. The community prioritized piloting the matching grants of additional one classroom, a staffroom, water storage facility (Barkads) to store clean water for the student use to ensure good practise of hygiene through handwashing and safe water for drinking and road gravel. The matching grant ratio will be 1:8 The community contribution is expected to be $5,000 with the project matching $40,000. Hence the total cost of the community project will be $45,000. Much appreciation for contributing towards building the educational infrastructure of Istanbul village school going children through the addition of 1 classroom, 1 staffroom and water Barkads this will enable IDP and host community to further have access of education and clean safe water despite the harsh condition of drought and living condition associated with climate change.

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