EXTENTION OF ONE CLASSROOM FOR GUMAR PRIMARY SCHOOL
Gumar small village located 20km km from Badhan district of Sanaag region. With a population of 150HHS, its economy depends on livestock rearing and small businesses activities like shops, stores and cafes. The livelihood of villagers depends on livestock and small scale shops and tea cafes. The people were affected by drought The community benefited number of Care implemented SomRep Restore project including rehabilitation of the school, supporting school uniforms, distribution of unconditional cash transfer for 80 vulnerable households, built two rooms of guest house and meeting hall. They also established Village saving and loan associations and provided number of impacted training to village committees. Gumar community using Bulshokaab crowdfunding platform co-financed the school fencing wall through matching fund from donor through SomRep and community contribution of 30th of the project value.
Despite the mentioned the above mentioned humanitarian support the people in the village lacks MCH, police station which is necessary for the development and stability of the environment. Through community contributions they managed to build four rooms of health post with their fencing wall. The school with newly constructed fencing wall Students have places to eat and play so Gumar community with protection of closed compound and protection from winds. The safety and sustainability of the school is in secure with the fencing wall which protects the school from destruction and damage. This small village and pastoralists which comes far places in times of spring and autumn seasons.
Gumar got the opportunity to be part of the crowdfunding CAAPS in 2022 and selected their priority for the extention of one classroom to increase the number of class rooms of the school so that students enable to study up to standard eight of the intermediate education. The village residents are highly requesting from the local communities, diaspora to support to get school extention of one classroom. The fundraising committee started mobilizing the community to participate and contribute to the building of this school which is very important for this village and surrounding areas. Gumar village community are expected to raise $2,500 of contributions to cover the estimation cost of building school fence with allocated matching fund of $7,500 from Restore project. The villagers will also donate in-kind contributions such as materials like stone, cement, sand and labor force. Shaqodoon and care with District administration supported Gumar community to establish the project committee of 7 members of fundraising committee from Business people, Youth, Women and religious man.
The Project will use the Bulshokaab platform to track the transactions of the bank accounts and contributions from community members and the diaspora. Through Bulshokaab, members of the public will be able to access these financial transactions by visiting www.Bulshokaab.com. Community contributions of $2,500 are expected to contribute by the residents of Gumar and its diaspora.