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Birth Attendants Training Project

Main Sector: Health Programs -Maternal and Child Health
Subsector: Empowering Women
Target Beneficiaries:  Warsheekh District, and its surrounding villages Communities

The objective of this project is to train Birth attendants recruited from various Warsheekh districts communities at Warsheekh. The training is divided into theory and practical parts of delivering babies and making rounds at the MCH facility. Birth attendant’s classes will be provided by two doctors assisted by nurses. The students will learn about all the stages of pregnancy, delivering babies, the safe motherhood concepts which includes following-up and advising on pregnancies, early warning system for recognizing eventual complications, supporting breastfeeding, home visits and health counseling at the community level. Birth attendants’ trainees recruited from various Warsheekh districts communities at the end of the training will have delivered babies.

Warsheekh Secondary School

Main Sector: Education
Sub-Sector: Secondary School education development programs
Target beneficiaries: Secondary School age girls and boys of Warsheekh and
its surrounding villages
Region: Middle Shebelle region of Somalia.
District: Warsheekh

Historically, Warsheekh is one of the oldest coastal towns in Somalia. It is
situated on the Indian Ocean, about 60 kilometers north of Mogadishu, the
capital city of the country. This small town has an estimated population of
approximately 22 000. Most of the inhabitants are engaged in fishing, while
some of them are pastoralists, keeping animals such as goats, sheep and cows
for their consumption. The small seacoast town also has a long history on
respect for peaceful cohabitation amongst its settlers.
The tsunami following the Indian Ocean in December 2004 had a significant
impact on the economy of the district, as many fishing vessels were lost.
About 20 small villages are administratively attached to the town. Some of
these villages lay along the road between Mogadishu and Adale Town; and
others inland.

The city of Warsheekh is in dire need of a secondary school. A proposed
school will serve the local community’s and students from surrounding
villages’ secondary school age boys and girls. It will consist of classrooms,
a computer room, a science lab, nursery, administration and teachers rooms, a
storage room, kitchen and more. The school will be used for adult literacy
classes on weekends providing adults with instruction in reading, writing and
the use of computers.

Warsheekh Primary School Project

Main Sector: Education
Sub-Sector: Primary/Middle School education development programs
Target beneficiaries: Primary/Middle School age girls and boys of Warsheekh
and its surrounding villages
Region: Middle Shebelle region of Somalia.
District: Warsheekh
The project targets primary/Middle school age boys and girls and aims to
provide primary/middle school education. Renovation work will be carried out
on four classrooms, and ten classrooms, administration office, toilets,
library and more will be added to accommodate the increase of the number of
primary age students. Once this construction project is finished, we will
start enrolling more primary and middle school age students into this primary
school. This project will also contribute to overall literacy rate of
Warsheekh and its surrounding village’s youth and will help reduce youth

Soup Kitchen Program

For 18 years Somalia has been in state of civil war with non functioning weak
government. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says the total number of displaced
across the country has reached one million. Internally displaced persons,
especially, women and children are mostly affected in this chaotic situation;
a food kitchen program that is being implemented by Cansoma is to serve
thousands of marginalized children and women to receive a life-saving meal.
Most of these people are distressed and displaced, and have endured the
consequences of several wars that have raged in Somalia for the past 18
years. Minority of the needy people is not displaced; however circumstances
are making them too weak and vulnerable to seek the meal at the feeding
kitchens in Mogadishu Districts. Many families have lost father who was the
sole bread winner. Often times widowed mother of four, five or more children
have no one to help them but to seek a meal from a food kitchen. Because of
the growing need of meals, food kitchens with limited resources had turned
away many families. These families have no one to provide them food. With the
help of humanitarian agencies we are establishing soup kitchens in Mogadishu
where we plan to provide meals to these needy families and individuals.

Reforestation Program

This project will address the problem of de-forestation by encouraging tree
planting and other projects to mitigate the effects of climate change. Trees
will be planted in villages to prevent desertification. Our foundation will
provide trees for the local population to plant. We hope that this program
will make local villagers aware of environmental issues that need to be
addressed such as deforestation. We will also encourage locals to stop
cutting trees for firewood. Awareness of the need for environmental
protection and tree planting will also be raised among youth through school

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