a. Support for Somali returnees through cash-based interventions for self-reliance and primary education in Mogadishu.
Main objective: To support Somali returnees in Mogadishu through CBIs that provides (a) access to basic primary education for returnee children in Mogadishu and (b) promote business start-up and job placement.
Project objectives and implementation: The project seeks to improve the livelihoods of at least 100 adult Somali returnees from Kenya and 150 Somali returnee children of primary school age in Shangani and Bexani Districts of Mogadishu. This is through CBIs for primary education and self-reliance.
The project team will fast track the training and focus on activities designed to identify livelihood opportunities (costs and potential income linked to the same) as well as employment opportunities so that returnees can be assisted to develop viable business plans and CBIs can be disbursed within the funding time frame.
Similarly, the work under the education sector will rely on fast tracking sensitisation activities and establishing links with primary education facilities as well as government and NGO stakeholders to ensure school-age children are matched with schools and CBIs to support education inputs disbursed within the project time frame.
b. Support for Yemeni refugees through cash-based interventions for self-reliance and primary education in Mogadishu.
Main objective: To support Yemeni refugees in Mogadishu through CBIs that provide a) access to basic primary education for refugee children in Mogadishu and b) promote business start-up and job placement.
Project objectives and implementation: The project seeks to improve the livelihoods of at least 100 adult Yemeni refugees and 50 Yemeni refugee children of primary school age in Shangani and Bexani Districts of Mogadishu through cash based interventions for primary education and self-reliance.
AAH Somalia and other agencies will identify, mobilise and segment the Yemeni refugees into smaller business groups according to their business background and interest. The groups will be trained in business plan development and encouraged to develop their own business plans.
The business plans will be vetted using set criteria after which they will be supported with business start-up grants of USD 1500 per household. The funds will be disbursed through either Money transfer services or E-transfer companies operating in Mogadishu.
AAH Somalia will sign an MOU with the selected agent/company to manage the disbursement and have a hot line number for feedback between the recipients and AAH Somalia. For other skilled professionals, they will be linked to job placement opportunities based on market demand. CBI recipients will be followed up on a weekly basis to assess progress and to offer technical advice.