Abdullahi Ali Hassan, CED Executive Director.
Center for education and development
(CED), a nonprofit, non-governmental local organization,
was established in 1992 with the main aim of the advancement
of education, Human Rights, humanitarian aid and development
mainly in the context of Somalia. CED works with poor
local communities through sustainable community development
programs to overcome ignorance injustice and inequality.
CED programs include but not limited to Education, Emergency
aid, human rights, income generating, food security,
infrastructure rehabilitation, peace building, capacity
building, reconciliation/demobilization, environmental
protection, and women's development.
CED responses to emergency and development needs in
Somalia and assists the Somali communities towards self-reliance.
CED employs participatory approaches and ownership building
and strengths community initiatives. The programs are
implemented in a participatory way. CED implements projects
with cooperation of local communities in the project
areas. This cooperation encouraged local ownership and
the sustainability of the projects.
For the last four years, CED mainly supported educational
institutions in Somalia through school rehabilitations,
distribution of textbooks and provision of scholarship
to impoverished children from poor families who could
not able to pay their school fees. The other main programs
worth to mention include supporting the people affected
by natural disasters such as Tsunami that struck the
Somali Coasts on December 26, 2004. The current ongoing
projects also include the support of seven (7) primary
schools in Benadir, Middle Shabelle, Lower Shabelle
and Galgadud regions, distribution of Text Books to
Somali Education Institutions, and supporting the people
affected by Tsunami to stand them on their own feet
in the future. CED is also currently assisting the drought
affected vulnerable victims in Galad district, Galgadud
region through emergency free food distribution to improve
household Food Security.
The organization has developed its capacity in the late
2003 up to early 2004 through the active participation
of Strengthening Civil organizations in Somalia program
funded by NOVIB OXFAM NETHERLANDS. During the NOVIB
capacity building project, CED produced 7 organizational
manuals in the areas of Governance, Management Practices,
Human Resource, Financial Management, Service Delivery,
External Relation and Sustainability. The manuals were
aimed at strengthening the internal capacity of CED.
CED management and staff are pleased to express their
best gratitude to the following donors that funded CED
programs for their unforgettable assistance, continued
support, close cooperation, humanitarian assistance
to the needy Somali communities through Center For Education
and Development (CED). Thanks for these donors for opportunity
you offered CED to become a potential long-time partner
with these organisations.
2. Books For Africa (BFA)
3. Brother's Brother Foundation
4. CARE International
5. McGraw Hill Publishers
6. Mercy Corps
CED is currently looking for International Non-governmental
organisations to form a partnership and work with CED
in carrying out education, humanitarian and development
programs compatible with our programs to improve the
living conditions of the Somali People. Once again,
we would be delighted if you could work in partnership
with CED so that we will jointly work the development
of the war torn Somalia. We appreciate your assistance
in working with CED. We hope your support will upgrade
our educational, humanitarian and development programs
and will improve the living conditions of the Somali
Thank you and best regards.
Professor Abdullahi Ali Hassan
CED Executive Director