Who we are
We believe in the transformative power of young people and in the huge potential of Africa.
Youth unemployment is a huge problem in Somalia that demands a bold solution. We therefore believe we need to train as many youth as possible.
Somalia is one of the least developed countries in the world. Economic development is constrained by many factors, such as inadequate infrastructure, low education levels and the ongoing fighting between armed groups and government forces.
Growing youth unemployment in Somalia poses a fundamental challenge for the government. Some 60 per cent of Somali’s jobless are under the age of 25, and a very high proportion them are young women.
In the reforms, the promotion of vocational education and training is seen as an essential pillar for creating income-generating and employment opportunities for the young generation to reducing poverty, ensuring political stability, promoting sustainable development and enabling social participation.We invest in youth and they become leaders for change in their society.
Prof Adow TVET Center believes in the transformation power of young people and in the potential of Somalia. We invest in young people through skills training in combination of life skills, entrepreneurship training and talent development for employability and entrepreneurship.
For us, it’s not just about providing training, but about creating long-term, sustainable change. We talk to community members, governments, and business owners to find out what they need.
We teach students skills of the hands to make them self-reliant
Skills of heart and mind to live with dignity and responsibility
Skills of the soul to live with purpose
Empower young people with skills of the hands to make them self-reliant, skills of the heart and mind to live with dignity, skills of the soul to live with purpose.
Prof Adow TVET Center exists to create income-generating and employment opportunities for the young generation to reduce poverty, ensuring political stability, promoting sustainable development and enabling social participation.
Our values are based on demonstrating integrity in all we do. Invest in youth and they become leaders for change in their society.
Prof Adow TVET Center is a product of a long partnership between Yme Foundation (Yme), Gurmad for Sustainable Aid (GSA) and NorSom organization, and the idea comes out during the evaluation carried out in 2011 to assess the impact Yme/GSA/NorSomwork carried out during the emergence phase in Somalia of 2006 to 2011.
This was prompted by the fact that the country was planning to transit from the emergence phase to the more long term development phase. The evaluation then pointed at among other things the need to provide vocational training to young people and other members of the community that did not have the opportunity to continue with education and to provide them with means to access employment opportunities. In 2012, the idea was concretized with seed funding from the Netherlands Embassy to support the construction of classrooms,
administration block and workshops. The institution having acquired a fully trained manpower, equipment, and tools as well as the infrastructure, it opened its doors to the first students in September 2013. The institution is classified as a vocational school and is registered with the Ministry of Education.
Within the short time of its existence, has established a very good reputation as a promising institution of excellence and quality. The local community, local authorities and development partners hold it in high esteem and value its services.Since its official opening, the Institution has had an intake of new students every year and has to date graduated over 1,000 students and over eighty present (80%) are estimated to be in gainful employment.
The quality of teaching is of acceptable standards and practices in nature with the majority of the trainees leaving the institution at the completion of six months and one year respectively with abilities to venture into employment and self-employment.