Abaarso School

Field Partner

Abaarso School nurtures the academic, intellectual and character development of promising Somali students so that they can effectively and ethically advance their society. The school accepts students from throughout Somaliland and Somalia. As of 2018, five classes have graduated from Abaarso and over 100 students are continuing their education at leading institutions around the world including Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Rochester. A scholarship ensures that students from all financial backgrounds have an opportunity to attend Abaarso.

Location:
Hargesia, Somaliland
Partner Type:
Population served:
Abaarso accepts students from Somaliland and Somalia, regardless of clan or socioeconomic background. 42% of students receive full or partial scholarships. There are currently 273 students enrolled of which 43% are female and 57% are male.
Student selection criteria:
Students are admitted to Abaarso based on merit. Scholarships are provided based on need.
Services provided:
Abaarso is a full-service boarding school where faculty live on campus. Teachers and staff supervise clubs, lead volunteer activities and coach various sports. Abaarso also provides students with college and financial aid counseling.
TSF student promotion rate:
2018 - 100%
2017 - 100%
2016 - 100%
2015 - 100%
2014 - 100%

Abaarso School is raising money for 71 students' school expenses. 71 have been fully funded so far.

  • Rayan

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    Rayan

    Somalia

    Rayan is a student from Hargeisa, Somaliland. Her favorite subject is Science. When she's older, she wants to be a chemical engineer. Rayan believes that Somaliland needs more engineers. In addition, she wants to eventually build schools and mosques for the poor.

    School Year 2017

  • Muhyadin

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    Muhyadin

    Somalia

    Muhyadin is a grade 8 student in the 2016 school year. He has nine sisters and seven brothers. His favorite classes are English, science, and pre-algebra. Muhyadin very much enjoys learning and so is happy to be in school and studying. In his free time, Muhyadin likes to read novels. Being concerned about the future of his country, Muhyadin has many ideas for his future. He would like to be a doctor, since there are few doctors in the country, be president to help lead his people, and open a school to educate the poor.

    School Year 2019

  • Cabdicasiis Mahamood

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    Cabdicasiis Mahamood

    Somalia

    Cabdiasiis comes from a family of four sisters and four brothers. His favorite subjects are English, science, math, and computers. Outside of class, Cabdiasiis enjoys playing soccer and reading books. What Cabdiasiis likes most about school are the teachers who come from different parts of the world to educate him and his peers. Enjoying school so much, Cabdiasiis likes to share what he has learned with his friends and to help them study. In the future, Cabdiasiis hopes to become president of his country so that he can help the poor.

    School Year 2019

  • Mohamoud Mursal

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    Mohamoud Mursal

    Somalia

    Mohamoud is a grade 8 student in the 2016 school year. Coming from the local orphanage, Mohamoud’s greatest achievement is earning a scholarship to attend school. His favorite classes are math and English. In his free time, Mohamoud enjoys playing basketball and reading novels. Mohamoud hopes to be an engineer in the future so that he can improve his country’s infrastructure.

    School Year 2020

  • Yasir

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    Yasir

    Somalia

    Yasir comes from a family of four sisters and two brothers. Yasir is a talented soccer player and math student. Outside of class, Yasir enjoys playing soccer and helping around campus with community service projects. What Yasir likes most about school are the teachers and how well they teach. Being a talented math student, Yasir hopes to be an engineer in the future.

    School Year 2020

  • Khadar

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    Khadar

    Somalia

    Khadar is from Hargeisa, and grew up living in the same house as many siblings and cousins. He is one of three members of this family to attend Abaarso, and has sisters in grades 9 and 7. He and his sister first heard of Abaarso because one of their neighbors is an alum. When they saw the school's graduation on Somaliland television, their mother told Khadar and his sister that they should attend Abaarso. Khadar had a very successful 7th grade year at Abaarso, excelling in all subjects but showing particular talent in math. He looks forward to using his talents to one day make it easier for people like him to attend school.

    School Year 2019

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