Keywords: , child participation, participation, joint programme on local governance and service delivery, jplg, environment, education
Description: Hargeisa, Somaliland September 2015: Earlier this year 120 students from across Somaliland made one minute, personal videos about their local communities and improvements they wanted in areas such
Hargeisa, Somaliland September 2015: Earlier this year 120 students from across Somaliland made one minute, personal videos about their local communities and improvements they wanted in areas such as health, education, water and sanitation and the environment.
The resulting 24 videos were shown to the local district councils and mayors and many promised to address the concerns of the students.
A Somali NGO, the KOW Media Foundation in consultation with the Somaliland Education Ministry trained the students from eight schools in video filming and editing and the students wrote their own one minute long scripts and filmed them.
This was a UNICEF-supported initiative which formed part of the civic education work to help children become active and responsible citizens. It is part of the Joint Programme on Local Governance and Service Delivery (JPLG) which aims at strengthening local governance and enhancing local service delivery. The Joint Programme was established by UNICEF, the International Labour Organisation (ILO),United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). The JPLG is supported through funding from the European Union, DANIDA (Denmark), SIDA (Sweden), Norway and DFID (UK).
Khadar from Bashiir School, Hargeisa interviews an Environment Ministry official about the problems of deforestation and urbanization.
Nafisa and Ayan from Omer Binu Khadab Primary school Berbera call on fellow students to clear up their rubbish
Nageye from Berbera wants citizens to pay taxes to enable improved development while Naima would like the roads to be improved
After only a year at Mohammed Ali school at SYS Burao Jamal can read and he wants to become an engineer.