For the past two decades, formal and non-formal education system has been limited, or in some case non-existent, in some parts of Somalia. The dearth of educated professionals to support education services is profound and the infrastructure is insufficient to provide for the number of individuals who need educational services in order to continue to lead productive lives. Somali Aid is cognizant that education forms the foundation of a society and always (under this sector) seeks to improve the access to quality formal and non-formal education for children, youth and adults.  Focus remains on the areas of animal health, leadership, and environment. Under Education programs, Somali Aid support non-formal education (NFE) for children, youth and adults; technical and vocational education for unemployed youth and adults; and formal primary education (grades 1-8 for age 7-14). In addition to this, Somali Aid also focuses on providing support for girls’ education; construction and rehabilitation of educational institutions; provision of school facilities (latrines, playgrounds, furniture, and equipment); capacity building for teachers, facilitators, CBOs and other education stakeholders; and co-curricular activities (clubs and other out of school activities).