UNdaunted: Educating Girls with Disabilities in Somalia

Reporting Organization:UNICEF Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,000,000
Timeframe: September 2, 2020 - March 31, 2025
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Somalia - $ 1,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (100.00 %)

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This project aims to address the education needs arising from COVID-19 in Somalia, by providing support to education stakeholders with COVID-19 response plans and gender-responsive remote education programming for girls, particularly girls with disabilities. The project works to ensure that safe spaces for girls are being adapted to remain safely accessible in the context of COVID-19. Project activities include: (1) organizing gender-responsive messaging on COVID-19, sexual and gender-based violence, and girls with disabilities; (2) piloting digital learning solutions for girls with disabilities; (3) providing cash transfers to families to support girls’ return to school; (4) ensuring schools are disability-friendly; and (5) providing gender-responsive teacher training on distance learning, disabilities, COVID-19, and psychosocial support. This project expects to benefit 22,500 girls, including 7,500 girls with disabilities, 1,248 teachers, 1,092 members of community education committees, and 70 government officials. The project also expects to indirectly benefit 200,000 community members.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls
Descriptors: Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased awareness of the community and education stakeholders on culturally-appropriate and gender-responsive hygiene and safe practices specific to COVID-19 prevention; (2) increased access for girls with disabilities for distance learning solutions during school closures due to COVID-19, including messaging on preventing sexual and gender-based violence; and (3) strengthened capacity of education stakeholders on inclusive, safe and child-friendly re-opening of schools for girls with disabilities.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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