Southwest State

The South-West State of Somalia is a Federal Member State in southwestern Somalia. Its territory consists of regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle in Somalia. Baraawe coastal city is the capital of the South West state of Somalia.

The South West state is bordered to the north by Ethiopia, to the west by Jubbaland state, to the east by Hirshabelle state, and to the south by the Indian Ocean; to the southeast, it is also bordered by Banadir Regional Administration. The total area of the state is 98,863 km2 with population of 4,387,355, stretching from Bakool Ethiopian border to the Indian Ocean.

Project Title: Education Drought Response for Afgoye district in lower Shabelle region (1st September, 2017 –March 2018) ECW.
Target Beneficiaries: 1800 students (1080 boys and 720 girls) these students are in lower primary classes, grade 1 to 4.
SCC Constructed 5 New Schools, and Rehabilitated 4 Schools, CEC Training: Teacher Training: Provision of Safe Drinking Water: Distribution of Education Supply: Food Grant: Hygiene kit distribution: and provided monthly incentive for 45 teachers (18 female and 27 male) from Afgoye villages.
SCC established and constructed 5 new schools with WASH facilities in the villages and IDP camps of Jabad-geelle IDP camp, Lafoole IDP camp, Arbis IDP camps, and villages of Dhajalaq and Mamay-shukurow which are drought affected, and rehabilitated and reactivated 4 schools of two classrooms each with 16 sanitation facilities in (Wanjel, Jambalul, Ballow and Balbaley in Afgoye villages. The target number to be reached was 1908 including 856 IDPs (28 men, 18 women, 486 boys, 324 girls), 763 People in Host Communities (29 men, 19 women, 429 boys, 286 girls) and 289 Refugees/ returnees (7 men, 5 women, 167 boys, 110 girls).

Overall enrolled number of children reached is 1976 (891 girls & 1085 boys). Pre-primary children are 659 (297 girls & 362 boys); number of primary school children are 1318 (594 girls & 724 boys). Among the enrolled children are 37 disabled children (16 girls & 21 boys), children from IDPs are 693 (313 girls & 380 boys) and 1283 children from host communities (578 girls & 705) boys. No refugees in Afgoye district, SCC distributed in the schools teaching and learning materials for 9 schools (text books, exercise books, pens, hygiene kit.) benefiting 1976 learners (891 girls) have been provided.

SCC conducted five days of CEC training for 72 CEC members and school head teachers; 63 CECs (29 F 34 M) & 9 Head teachers (2 F 7 M) from 9 different schools in Afgoye. The training was held at IIDA Center from 14 - 18 October 2017. The sex composition was 41 males and 31 females.
36 teachers and 9 head teachers trained on INEE education standards and practices, appropriate teaching methodology, school hygiene promotion, gender and psychosocial support. SCC provided monthly incentive to 45 teachers and head teachers (15 female and 30 male) from nine schools in Afgoye for 6 months.

SCC provide essential school feeding for 3 months to 1976 drought affected learners (891 girls) in 9 schools in drought affected villages and IDPS in Afgoye. School feeding of the 9 target schools started November 1st 2017 and lasted January 31st 2018.

SCC provided safe drinking water through water pipe installation in some schools and tracking to 1976 learners (891 girls) for three months in all 9 schools.

SCC constructed 20 latrines of two twins for each school (two separated for girls and two for the boys) with hand washing facility for boys and girls in each school which is being benefitted1100 (660 boys & 440 girls) in 5 new schools (2 drought affected villages of Dhajalaq, Mamay-shukurow) and 3 IDP camps of (Jabad-geelle, Lafoole, and Arbis). 

SCC rehabilitated 4 schools being benefited 876 children (526 boys & 350 girls) with two twin separate gender sensitive latrines for boys and girls in each of the following schools (Wanjel, Jambalul, Ballow and Balbaley) in Afgoye villages.
SCC provided 500 liter water storage tanks to 9 schools in the villages and IDPs for school children to drink and use for washing hands and other domestic use like cooking & washing dishes.

SCC distributed hygiene kits to 1976 school children in 9 schools of Afgoye district. The hygiene materials distributed to the children were included soap, shampoo, comb, and sanitary pads for teenage girls.

SCC conducted 10 days CTC training from 18 to 29 January 2018 and trained 18 facilitators from Afgoye schools. Two teachers from each school to facilitate establishment, training and monitoring for one child club composing 11 students per school. The teachers were trained as (ToTs). The 18 trained teachers facilitated 4 days training in their respective schools from 10 to 13 February 2018 and reached 1170 students. The teachers then established 9 Child to Child Clubs in their schools. Each club consists of 11 students selected from both school shifts in gender balance per school that is 99 students. 

The teachers mentored C2C clubs teams choosing CTC board among themselves in their first meeting.
The 9 CTC clubs conducted 5 days hygiene promotion campaign in IDP camps and their villages. Each team reached 45 HH per day in this campaign, gathering group of families in a shed for mobilisation and visiting house to house. The teams reached 2,025 HHs so far, but these campaigns will continue even after the project comes to an end.

Project Title: Provision of life-saving WASH services to 132,750 (41152 women, 33,188 men, 58,410 children) drought-affected and vulnerable people in Afgoye Corridor and Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region (May – August 2017) UNICEF.

Target Beneficiaries: 132,750 (41152 women, 33,188 men, 58,410 children) drought-affected and vulnerable people in Afgoye

To Increase the access to WASH services for new arrival drought affected people and IDPs was to reduce AWD/cholera diseases which influenced amongst the drought affected populations in the Afgoye corridor of Banadir and Afgoye villages of Lower Shabelle regions.
SCC sourced out and contracted with five water vendors/commercial water source companies who had presence and supply of water in the target IDPs. 
The contracted water source companies provided water voucher to 4500 households of two 20 Jerry cans per house hold per day.

The water sources constructed 14 water points with sock pits and drainage systems inside the IDPs camps so that the water usage does not contaminate the settlements to provide safe and clean water to 4500 families already registered.

SCC hygiene promotion staff of 20 chlorinators continued to chlorinate 60 water sources in Afgoye and Afgoye corridor including Dayniile district and Wadajir districts. 40 water sources in Afgoye while 10 in Afgoye corridor and 10 in Wadajir district. Water source chlorination will enable 30000 people access clean and safe water.

SCC conducted distribution 20-liter Jerry cans and Aqua tabs to 4500 (27,000) persons in the IDPs in Afgoye corridor on 3rd July 2017. The distribution period was six days and distributed 4500 Jerry cans and 240,000 (15 boxes) of aqua tabs for 4500 house hold in which each family received 50 pieces of aqua tabs.
SCC implanted WASH project funded by UNICEF in Jazeera area, It was rehabilitated/upgraded 5 shallow wells were installed with hand pumps in JAZEERA village of Afgoye of Lower Shabelle region. The project enabled an access of clean water to 2000 (334 HHs) people in Jaziira area, and stimulated the moral of the local people who had a problem in access of clean water. The rehabilitation/construction was completed in July 2017.

SCC conducted three days training workshop on 1-3 Aug 2017 for Shallow wells with handpumps operators selected five shallow wells rehabilitated/constructed in JAZEERA village of Lower Shabelle region. A total of 20 operators were selected from five wells that each well selected five operators.

On 10th - 11th June, SCC conducted a workshop on hygiene promotion for 70 hygiene promoters of 15 male and 55 females selected from 11 IDP camps in Mogadishu Afgoye corridor IDP settlements and Afgoye. 35 trainees (24 female and 11 male) were selected from IDP settlements by the camp leaders and 35 trainees (31 female and 4 male) from Afgoye district selected by the DC.

SCC hygiene promoters conducted hygiene promotion activities. They have done home to home visit activities in all areas of the intervention. The hygiene promoters reached 13500 beneficiaries.

A total of 50 people was conducted sanitation training for opinion leaders including community elders and religious leaders of all male selected from 11 IDP camps in Afgoye corridor IDP settlements and Afgoye district. A total of 25 trainees were selected from IDP settlements by the camp leaders and 25 trainees from Afgoye district selected by the Afgoye district and its villages.

SCC has done faecal sludge activity. So far the project activity was completed, a total of 1859 metric cubic of human wastes were desludged from 1115 overflowing latrines in the IDP camp locations between Km8 up t Km13 area.

To increase sanitation access to vulnerable people OTP/TSFP of WFP sites, SCC constructed 12 VIP twin gender sensitive sanitation facilities with hand washing in the newly established OTP/TSFP centers in the IDP camps in Afgoye corridor; 6 in Dayniile district while the 4 in Kahda district and 2 were constructed in Dharkeynley district.

All the VIP toilets were built in TSFP/nutrition centers under WFP and its partners.

This project was intended to provide almost 4500 of people with safe and clean water, and this will finalize constant needs of water that has been in placed in the TSFP/Nutrition feeding centers under WFP and its partners.

SCC constructed 148 emergency IDP latrines in fourteenth locations in km 8 – 13 and Afgoye district. A total of 4440 people were benefitted for these latrines.

Project Title: Promoting Dignity to drought affected women and girls through GBV Risk Mitigation and Provision of GBV Services in Afgoye and Afgoye corridor of lower Shabelle regions (15/09/2017 - 15/05/2018) SHF
Target Beneficiaries:

Sexual violence has been adapted, register rape cases, protect sexual abuse and harassment, prevent exploitation, and forced marriage and FGMC etc.

SCC and SSWC/UNFPA signed MOU which aimed o operationalization of safe home for GBV survivors. The center is aimed to provide post rape treatment, psychosocial support, referral cases, counseling and medical services to GBV survivors. The MOU expired 31 December 2017. However, the operationalization was renewed and extended up to February 2017.

The significant events in January and February were that the Safe home center received 5 rape survivors, 4 physical assaults of rape attempts and 4 domestic violence against women; These survivors were saved from unwanted pregnancy, trauma and caught into contagious diseases or commit a suicide or became disadvantageous cell of a community members. All the 9 survivors were women of child bearing age between. The survivors were given, treatment, post rape treatment, psychosocial counseling, dignity kits and accommodation.

Domestic violence of physical assault in these two months were 4 cases that have reported to the center, SCC has done awareness about the domestic violence inside the IDPs, Kulmis camp and Afgoye villages. We have also done awareness about FGM for TBA Mothers also house to house visit in the inside the IDPs.

Main activities undertaken were included assisting, treating rape survivors, psychosocial consoling, accommodating and referral for the rape survivors. All activities were in line with the plans set forth to achieve targets.

In the IDP camps and villages, awareness-raising on GBV were given communities as well as survivors. There were outreach campaigns followed conducted by the staff at the center and religious leaders to stop domestic violence and GBV.

in the reporting period SCC distributed material support of 500 solar lamps to 500 drought affected families in Afgoye and Afgoye corridor. this improved the risk of night assault and GBV incidents in the vulnerable IDPs in the small make shit bulls. to improve the situation of the drought affected female women and adolescent girls SCC distributed 235 dignity kits to 235 drought affected female beneficiaries in Afgoye and Afgoye corridor.

180 community members have been trained and engaged in prevention and response of GBV in their respective areas. 

The aim was to enlighten the knowledge and understanding of the participants to identify the type of GBV, participate in the referral network in their respective locations, and provide preventive and responsive services to women and girls subjected to violence. 

Rape incidents are still occurring and may occur but its consequence and affects to the survivors have been partially minimized.

Trained community members on GBV in Afgoye and Afgoye corridor led to better coordination with service providers and survivors to get timely treatment. 

Consequences on GBV incidents have come to reality in the minds of religious leaders, chiefs, women and youths in Afgoye and Afgoye corridor through training workshops and establishment of local GBV committees.

So far In Safe home Centers in Afgoye and Afgoye corridor, 57 GBV cases that 27 of them were rape survivors while the rest were physical assault and rape attempt. 

7 of the rape survivors were children between 10 – 16 years old. SCC provided timely and appropriate treatment, psycho social counseling and care, dignity kits and accommodation to the rape survivor upon their consent. these GBV survivors have been protected from effects of HIV, STIs trauma, physical and psychological effects of chronic pain and unwanted pregnancy that could have changed the lives of the survivors if not treated.