He is about six-feet tall and carries a friendly smile, as he drives cautiously along streets in Hargeisa city, Somaliland. He talks fleetingly and slowly, but maintains his amicability. He has proven that refugees can led normal lives and fend for themselves.
At a tender age, Stani shows the way in farming
Irafasha Gadi steadily holds the hosepipe as he waters vegetables, bracing the scorching sun at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Turkana County, in Kenya. Irafasha, aka Stani,18, is a Burundian refugee farmer and member of the Shamba la Eden (Garden of Eden) farmers’ group.
Plumbing skills enable refugees to support their families
When refugees flee their home countries to others, due to conflict, a lot of uncertainties await them in unknown land. In addition, there are limited opportunities available for them in the countries they are hosted.
Primary school in Kyangwali facilities given facelift
Malembo Primary School had rickety structures, six years ago; learners squeezed themselves to fit in limited classrooms and had to struggle with insufficient desks. And there were only a handful of teachers. The pupils’ enrolment was low, and the teachers’ morale was low.
Yemeni refugee’s thriving irrigation-supported farm in Hargeisa
The drive from Hargeisa to the farm, 50 kilometres away, is on a tarmac road, then for about ten kilometres of this distance, it winds into a dusty earth road with no farming activity. There is only limited vegetation, with goats and sheep trying to graze from patches of grass and other plants’ leaves.