Borama, Somaliland


Photographer: ANNA KÅRI

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

Fatun Ahmed Farah, 24, teaches an English conversation class for fourth graders at Borama Girls Primary School in north-western Somaliland. Less than 40% of school-age girls in Somalia attend school. Youth unemployment is 70%. Somaliland self-declared independence from Somalia in 1991. War in southern Somalia between Islamist insurgents and the Federal Government of Somalia supported by African Union forces has for the most part not directly affected Somaliland.