Minangal Berked Rehailitation

SCDO has been implementing a project entitled “Food Security and Livelihood” funded by ActionAid Somaliland in year 2015.
Within this project, the activities include rehabilitation of ten (10) Berkeds, construction of two shallow wells, and construction of five roof catchments.

The beneficiaries of each Berked have been estimated to be about sixty (60) persons or 10 households each, and so do the shallow wells and roof catchments.

NO Site location Intervention Activities Beneficiaries
1 Kulmiye 35 kilometers, North East of Erigavo Construction of three roof catchments -Constructing as per planned by the engineer -6 HHs for each roof catchment; that 18 HHs for altogether or about 108 to 110 persons
2 Karin 10 Kilometers, North of Erigavo Construction of two roof catchments 6HHs for each roof catchments; that is 12 HHs altogether or 72 persons.
3. Dhabar Mamac 40 kilometers South East of Ceilafweyn Rehabilitation of two Berkeds -Roofing; construction of the silt traps; wall and floor maintenance 50 HHs for each Berked or 100 HHs for the two Berkeds; that is 600 persons altogether
4 Suufdheere 12 kilometers North of Ceelafweyn Rehabilitation of one Berked -Roofing; constructing the rubble masonry walls for the Berked and its silt trap; constructing the bottom floor; 50 HHs or about 300 HHs
5 Laasdoomare 45 kilometers West of Ceelafweyn Rehabilitation of two Berkeds -Fixing the roofing; constructing the cracked parts of the walls and the floor 50 HHs or about 300 persons
6 Bog-cadaabeed 25 kilometers West of Erigavo Construction of one shallow well Constructing as per planned by the Engineer
7 Adduur-yufle 25 kilometers West of Erigao Construction of one shallow well Constructing as per planned by the Engineer
8 Minangal Berked 35 kilometer North East of Erigavo.

University Students

As been notified that the university students are the key agents of the behavioral changes, we selected them to take multiple trainings on disseminating the knowledge of women’s rights within the students, and also to take part in communal services inevitable for campaigning and advocating for the women’s access to political opportunities.


Training on Tailoring

In June 2013, we selected eighteen (18) marginalized women to get access to opportunities beneficial for the improvement of their economic status.The first phase of the training took four (4) months’ time. However, after been assessed, we found that they are poor in measuring, cutting, and tailoring skills. Then this led to provision of one year training started from May 2014 to May 2015.

Now the trainees became adept in cutting, measuring, and tailoring of all types of dresses for both men, women, and children.


Setting Up Saving Groups

On 20 June 2013, SCDO and AAIS Coordinator held a meeting with women coalition. In the meeting they discussed about the benefits of the saving groups in terms of economic improvement.

Up to 200 members registered themselves and agreed to form groups involving on such schemes.


Tailoring Trainees

SCDO has been implementing a tailoring training for 18 women selected from the disadvantaged ones in order to gain skills beneficial for the improvement of their economic status.

This training has took sixteen months (16) that they mastered measuring, cutting, and tailoring the women and men’s dresses.

University Students

The University students have been recognized as the key agent for changes of the communities in terms of social, economic, political and cultural.

SCDO conducted three workshops for the university students on women’s rights. The purpose of these workshops was to help them gain knowledge on women’s rights in order that they might disseminate the knowledge on women’s rights within the univerity students and also participate in community activities helpful for campaigning and advocating of the realization of the women;s rights within all aspects of the social, economic, and poitical opportunities.


Tailoring Training

With the selection of eighteen (18) from the women coalition, providing they had been marginalized, SCDO recruited one tailoring trainer and two women assistants. Besides that, SCDO and the trainer set up a schedule based on two hours’ time per day for four months’ training.

Moreover, the training had been extended to further one year in order to cover the tailoring techniques related with measuring and cutting of clothes.

At the end, the tailoring trainees completed the training that took one year and four months’ time.

The trainees organized themselves into two groups and opened an account bank that they must save a small percentage of their profits. After one year, funds saved will be divided among the members and reinvested back to their tailoring business.