Development Frontiers International (DHI), Somalia - Education Project Manager
Muhamed Farah Abdulahi graduated with a major in Development Studies.
"I work with a local humanitarian organization that works in Somalia called Development Frontiers International (DFI). This organization empowers communities against poverty. They have offices in Kenya and Somalia. After I graduated from The Ohio State University in the spring of 2012, I was offered a job by the DFI country director in Somalia as an Education Project Manager.
Children are offered the opportunity to go to school for the first time in their lives with an education project that I am leading @Uunsi Primary School.
My responsibility is the coordination and completion of the education project. I set deadlines for the contractors who are building schools; I assign responsibilities to the staffs that closely work with the Education Officer. I monitor and summarize progress of the project. I also prepare reports for upper management regarding the status of the education project.
The education project that I lead constructed schools in the Gedo region in Southern Somalia. So far, we have constructed nine schools, one school in Dollow town and eight in remote villages that didn’t have schools before. There are now 1432 students who are enrolled in these schools and we support and pay incentives to 42 teachers.
I also engage students and parents and encourage parents to send their children to the school which is free for all. Bringing parents into a collaborative environment gives students the support they need to perform at their highest levels."