Iftiin Education and Development is dedicated to contributing restoring the collapsed education system in a pastoral and agro-pastoral community in south-central regions of Somalia. Iftiin believes that providing the children with improved education can result in a desired radical change in society.    

Since the most Somali academic and professionals left the country due to the prevailing insecurity and economic reasons, Iftiin decided to contribute the filling of this gap by providing the children with free and accessible primary and secondary education. In the light of this strategy, Iftiin focused during the initial phase of its establishment on the promotion of education which was seen as urgent needs of the community in target areas.

Since its inception, Iftiin carried out a number of rehabilitation programs in education, water and sanitation and food security sectors in collaboration with other international organizations and Somali community.  Iftiin started its initial activities in supporting and construction of many primary and secondary schools in Somalia where 3500 students and 1000 evening class adults are studying now.

Iftiin decided to expand its intervention focus areas since the needs of the community is increasing day after day. 

  • Food security, development of agriculture, livestock, fishing, promotion of health services, environment protection, enhancing of water and sanitation, rehabilitation of destroyed infrastructures, emergency relief,  gender development
  • Organizing and conducting training courses, workshops and seminars, with aim of developing and strengthening the capacity of the local institutions and communities
  • Developing and enhancing the education sectors by constructing and rehabilitating different levels and types of schools, and providing the necessary equipment and materials needed to eradicate illiteracy
  • Provision of primary education adjusted according to the community tradition and culture.
  • IFEDA will give special attention to the women and children who are the most vulnerable sectors of the community.