Put the gun down and take the pen is the slogan that Iftiin Education and Development(IFED) adopt for its strategy and ambitions because we believe that Education is the most powerful weapon that we can use to change the community. It is the fundamental right and empowerment tool for all children and youth to drive their own health, safety, dignity and prosperity.
In Somalia, there is 75% of the school age children who have no access to access different forms of education opportunity due to ongoing conflicts and fighting can be challenging.
IFED has taken crucial initiative approach to change this situation by establishing many schools in these regions to provide the children with free and accessible primary and secondary education. Currently there are 15 primary and secondary schools which IFED established in certain areas in central regions where 4945 boys and 3543 girls are studying now.