Vocational training and non formal education PDF Print


The two decade long civil strife has denied the children and youth of Somalia their rightful entitlement to education. As education is fundamental for the sustenance of peace and progression of the economy of Somalia, CISP has put in place mechanisms to support local communities and authorities to provide quality pre-primary, primary, non formal and vocational education. Targeting remote areas and vulnerable groups including IDPs and girls, CISP is engaged in promoting equitable access, reducing drop outs and improving learning outcomes.



  • Literacy and numeracy training for youth and adults in preparation for vocational training:
  • Vocational training in 14 different skill areas: Tailoring, Mechanics, Electrical installation, Plumbing, Welding, Masonry, Computers, Secretarial, Handicrafts, Nursing, Business, Cloth Painting, Mechanics, Carpentry;
  • Supporting facilitators, trainers and education authorities;
  • Employment promotion activities, through trade fairs, business and entrepreneurship trainings and support to youth enterprises;
  • Supporting the establishment and strengthening of education systems and structures for non-formal education.



In 2012, CISP’s non-formal education and vocational training activities reached:

  • 1,416 young men and 1,957 young women through basic literacy and numeracy courses;
  • 1,456 young men and 1,055 young women through vocational training;
  • 34 enterprises working as training partners;
  • Areas of Dhuusamarreeb; Gaalkacyo, Cadaado, Belet Weyne, Guri-Ceel and Ceel Dheer in the regions of Galgaduud, South Mudug and Hiraan.






The presentation of the information in this website in no way represents the expression of a political opinion whatsoever on the part of CISP. Country, region, district and community names are used solely for ease of reference and do not indicate a political or territorial preference.The geographical names transcription is the one in use by UNOCHA.