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 80 students' school expenses. 80 have been fully funded so far.

  • 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

  • Nasrin

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    Nasrin

    Somalia

    Nasrin has one brother and three sisters. Nasrin is most proud of her culture and country. Her greatest accomplishment so far is being a member of our school, and she is glad to be able to be a part of a community that she can contribute positively to. What Nasrin appreciates most about her education is having the opportunity to learn more about the world and different world views. At first, our school was challenging for Nasrin. Although over time, she learned to seek help from others and dedicate time to studying, which helped her improve and do better in our school. In the future, Nasrin hopes to be an accountant.

    School Year 2018

  • Nagma

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    Nagma

    Somalia

    Nagma's family includes her mother, father, fifteen sisters, and sixteen brothers. Coming from such a big family, Nagma is most proud of her family. She enjoys spending time with them talking at home and making them proud. At school, her favorite subject is math. Outside of class, Nagma enjoys playing basketball. In the future, she hopes to be a fashion designer.

    School Year 2020

  • Ahmed

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    Ahmed

    Somalia

    Ahmed Daud Osman is a 15 year old from Hargeisa, Somaliland. He was raised in the Hargeisa Orphanage, and enrolled at Abaarso School of Science and Technology two years ago. He is now entering the ninth grade and is excited to begin a new year. Ahmed’s favorite subjects are math and science. In the future, he wants to be a professor. “Somaliland has many universities, but the education is not good. I want to teach the adults,” he says. Ahmed is not only compassionate, but also deeply introspective. When asked what is the most important lesson he’s learned at Abaarso, he took a moment to reply. “I learned how to be patient when you meet challenges.”

    School Year 2018

  • Warda

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    Warda

    Somalia

    Warda lives with her mother, two grandmothers, grandfather, five sisters, and three brothers. Warda is excited to be at our school and to be receiving a quality education. Though she finds the rigors of our school difficult, she is determined to succeed. By studying her notes, seeing her teachers and peers for help, Warda is sure that she can succeed and be the best student possible. Although learning English as a second language is difficult for Warda, English is her favorite class. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels to help improve her English, or playing soccer or basketball for fun. In the future, Warda hopes to be doctor to help the poor in her country.

    School Year 2021

  • 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

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