Registration of 6,000+ out of work and hard to reach youth begins

Shaqodoon organization has organized youth registration for different regions of Somaliland to carry out a planned NED activities for Voter education project, trainings was conducted for 6 civil society organizations in HAWD region and registration of 1378 hard to reach youth or at risk in BALIGUBADLE town, youths who are considered to be marginalized such as school dropout, minority groups, work force youth, and those who have no access to education who are either financial difficulties or who have family issues, meeting with local authorities was set to support long and short term Shaqodoon strategy plan and objectives towards youth development, education and employment in HAWD region.

Youth Registration.
Registration of 1378 hard to reach youth or at risk in HAWD region was successfully completed, the consultant assigned to NED project activities, started identifying 3 active youths from BALIGUBADLE district town, they were asked to who carry out the registration after Shaqodoon project coordinator gave them orientation and instructions on how to conduct ethical registration process, registration process started on 7th January 2014, although they faced minor challenges, they had managed to register 459 youth average per day. Moreover, volunteers managed to reach the whole town, they had successfully started working and all volunteers managed to carry out their assignment and Shaqodoon team travelled to BALIGUBADLE being monitoring activities going.

Civil Society Organizations Training
NED main project activities was to undertaken 6 civil society organizations trainings on Shaqodoon Info Match system, this services allowed for job to be advertised, jobs to be search and offered job matching surveys as well as alerts using Telesom gateway.

Progressively, this training was held for 6 civil society organizations including QALINMAAL, TAWFIIQ, DAMAL, HORSEED, ALLE-AAMIN and HYDO; the training took place at ALHAYAD HOTEL, participants learned and online practiced Shaqodoon’s InfoMarch, they exercised small surveys and alerts, they have also explored the various feature of InfoMarch, including job search, user interface, and more