Welcome to Somali and American Fund For Education (S.A.F.E. )
SAFE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to improving and building K-12 schools in Somalia.
100% of donations go to schools in Somalia
We receive annual requests for school construction projects from schools throughout Somalia. We use rigorous selection criteria including community vetting process to select schools to support. We support schools that have a large community participation component with local communities greatly vested. We require each school to fund-raise one-third of the construction cost from their local and Somali Diaspora communities. Through our local university partners, we implement the SAFE Certification Program which certifies selected schools for accountability and helps build their capacity to effectively implement SAFE funds. Our partners also conduct frequent site visits to schools and submit progress reports to closely monitor construction projects. Read more
Somalia has been in a continuing civil unrest and without a central government since 1991. As a result, the national social services are reduced to practically non-existence. Of particular concern is the destruction of the national education system and subsequent loss of education by entire generations of children. With over 90% of all schools completely destroyed during the civil conflict, Somalia’s current education infrastructure suffers from serious impediments including inadequate schooling facilities, shortage of qualified teachers, inadequate text books, lack of standardized curriculum, and gender enrollment disparity. Read more
SAFE’s mission to improve the quality of schools in Somalia depends on your support! There are several ways you can get involved as a volunteer. You can help spread the word about SAFE’s work by A) distributing informational brochures in your community, B) inviting a SAFE staff to give a presentation at your company/community group events, and C)w orking with your schools to raise awareness about Somalia and SAFE’s mission, or any other type of help you want to give. Any volunteered help is welcomed. Read more