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 2016, three classes have graduated from Abaarso and over 80 students are continuing their education at leading institutions around the world including Harvard, Yale, Brown and MIT. A scholarship ensures that students from all financial backgrounds have an opportunity to attend Abaarso.

Location:
Somaliland
Partner Type:
Private Secondary School
Population served:
Abaarso accepts students from Somaliland and Somalia, regardless of clan or socioeconomic background. 40% of students receive full or partial scholarships.
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 sports. Abaarso also provides students with college and financial aid counseling.
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 100%

Abaarso School is raising money for 56 students' school expenses. 56 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Hani

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    Hani

    Somalia

    Hani is 12 years old, and beginning her first year at Abaarso School of Science and Technology in Somaliland. She hopes one day to go to America and continue her education, so she can be a doctor. She enjoys reading, playing games, and basketball. The best part about her first week was making new friends, and meeting her new teachers.

    School Year 2017

  • 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

  • Bashiir

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    Bashiir

    Somalia

    Bashir Hassan Aden is a 15 year old from Abaarso, a small village located in Somaliland. This year, he’s entering the eighth grade at Abaarso School of Science and Technology. Bashir has four brothers and a sister. His mother works as a cleaner, and his father sells food. In his free time, he enjoys playing football. Although he did not speak much English when he arrived at the school, he did not feel overwhelmed. Instead, he was determined to become a better student. His favorite subject is science, and in the future, he wants to be a scientist. He hopes to continue his education, and to eventually help his family better their livelihood.

    School Year 2017

  • Muhiim

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    Muhiim

    Somalia

    Muhiim is a fifteen year old from Somaliland. She has eight siblings. Her mother died when she was five, and her father is temporarily employed as an engineer. This is Muhiim’s first year at Abaarso School of Science and Technology, where she’s enrolled as a ninth grader. Without hesitation, she says that she’s grateful for the opportunity to study at Abaarso, and will strive to learn as much as she can. Her favorite subject is science. Although she isn’t certain about what the future holds, she wants to study medicine. When she’s older, she hopes to become a doctor in order to help those in need. She enjoys supporting others, and wants to do her best to improve people’s lives.

    School Year 2017

  • Abdirahman

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    Abdirahman

    Somalia

    Abdirahman grew up in Abaarso Village, very near the school itself. When he was in primary school, he attended Abaarso's primary tutoring program, and would walk up to the school every afternoon for three hours of instruction from older Abaarso students. In this program, he excelled in math, and his potential was recognized by the student tutors. In 2015, he was admitted to Abaarso, and became part of the third class of students from the Abaarso Village tutoring program to join Abaarso School. He looks forward to using his education to give back to people from his village.

    School Year 2017

  • Ahmed

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    Ahmed

    Somalia

    Ahmed is a student from Abaarso, Somaliland. He grew up near the school and attended Abaarso's primary school tutoring program for several years. He has six siblings. Ahmed wants to be the first of his family to pursue higher education. His favorite subject is Math. In the future, he wants to be an engineer in order to help his family, and eventually, citizens of Somaliland.

    School Year 2017

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