I am single parent with four children of my own and another two from my relatives that stay with me. I dropped out of school and could not get employment. I depended on handouts.
One day, I heard on the radio that there was free TVET training being provided by FAWE
Somalia and the Skills for Youth (SYC) Center in Galkaio. I immediately went there and was
registered for the course. After completing my course I started looking for a job.
After some time I saw an announcement from SYC that there was an opening from an accountant. I applied and after an interview I was employed. This was a dream come true, the institution that I graduated from was my employer now!
My life has taken a positive turn, not just for myself but also for my children. I can pay for their education in a decent school, and have a decent living. My views have changed, I now believe that education brings opportunity and I want to give my girls an even better education to help them realize their dreams.
Hibo Diiriye Adan, age 21, is a beneficiary of the Economic Empowerment of Girls in Post-Conflict Situations through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme.