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 24 students' school expenses. 16 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Hamda

    35%

    Hamda

    Somalia

    Hamda is a grade 9 student in the 2016 school year. Learning English has been the hardest challenge for Hamda so far. By reading books, learning new vocabulary, and practicing speaking, Hamda has been able to improve her English. She is a Proctor at school, which she enjoys because she gets to help her peers and be a leader to them. In the future, Hamda hopes to use her education to help better her country by giving back to her school and sharing her knowledge with the students.

    School Year 2017

  • Munir

    0%

    Munir

    Somalia

    Munir comes from a family of two sisters and two brothers. Munir’s biggest accomplishment is being in school. He enjoys learning and hopes to use his desire for learning to improve the lives of others in his country. There are many people who do not feel that education is important to them. Munir hopes to change that by providing education for others in the future and showing how important education is to them.

    School Year 2017

  • Mohamoud Ishmael

    55%

    Mohamoud Ishmael

    Somalia

    Mohamoud is a grade 9 student in the 2016 school year. He has five sisters and three brothers. What he enjoys most about his school is that everyone respects each other. Mohamoud values respect and is glad that he is at a school where respect is an important part of the community. Learning to speak English has been Mohamoud’s proudest accomplishment so far. In the future, Mohamoud hopes to be a chemist and to be able to help develop his country.

    School Year 2017

  • Muhyadin

    3%

    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 2017

  • Hamse

    25%

    Hamse

    Somalia

    Hamse is a grade 9 student in the 2016 school year. He has six sisters and five brothers. Outside of school, he enjoys exercising and reading nonfiction books. What he likes most about his school is the diversity, which gives him the opportunity to meet different people from around the country. Hamse has many interests and would like to be either a politician or doctor in the future so that he may make an impact on his country’s development.

    School Year 2017

  • Mohamoud Mursal

    25%

    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 2017

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