The Role o Education in Livelihoods in the Somali Region o Ethiopia 3
This study was unded by the Department or InternationalDevelopment as part o the BRIDGES pilot project, implemented bySave the Children UK, Mercy Corps, and Islamic Relie in theSomali Region.The author especially appreciates the support and ideas o AlisonNapier o Tuts University in Addis Ababa. Thanks also to MercyCorps BRIDGES project sta in Jijiga and Gode, Islamic Relie sta and driver in Hargelle, Save the Children UK sta in Dire Dawa, andthe Tuts driver. In particular, thanks to Hussein rom Mercy Corpsin Jijiga or organizing so many o the interviews.Thanks also to Andy Catley rom Tuts University and to Save theChildren UK, Islamic Relie, Mercy Corps, and Tuts University sta in Addis Ababa or their ideas and logistical assistance. Thanks also toTina Wallace.Above all, thank you to all those inormants in the Somali Regionwho contributed their time and personal stories and to Asmaa JamaMahamud or her expert translation skills and invaluable insights.
The views expressed in the report are those o the author and do notnecessarily reect DFID policies or the views o Save the ChildrenUK, Islamic Relie, Mercy Corps, and Tuts University.The names o many o the inormants have been changed.Children and adults gave their inormed consent or the use o their photographs in this report.