Illiteracy is the major barrier to development and as well the primary cause of poverty and backwardness to the population in Galmudug state which is close to 1.5 million persons. 80% of the adult women and men in the pastoral areas lack the basic literacy and numeracy skills.Most of these people are in their 20s and 40s years who never receive basic education opportunities.
As it its name indicates, the organization is dedicated to contribute to restoring the collapsed education system in pastoral and agro pastoral community in south central region. IFED believed that providing the children with improved education can result in desired radical change in society.
IFED stand for the helping and empowering of vulnerable communities without partiality or discrimination. Since its establishment, 2600 students who graduated from the secondary schools that Iftiin established in Mudug and Galgadud regions are now studying in different universities in Somalia and as well as overseas universities.