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MOGADISHU, SOMALIA September 12, 2022 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, is proud to announce the completion of a new school in Hobyo, Somalia that serves 150 students and their families.

The new building houses 5 classrooms, 3 restrooms, 1 kitchen, and an office. Children ages 5-15 are enrolled in the school, with orphaned children receiving priority enrollment. According to Baitulmaal program manager Elizabeth Sohail, the school will provide a safe learning environment for the students of Hobyo by day, and will also educate adults by night.

“It is an honor to be part of this project,” said Baitulmaal Executive Director Mazen Mokhtar. “The construction of this new school is a major step forward in restoring hope in Hobyo, and a testament to our commitment to ensuring that struggling communities have the opportunity to thrive.”

Hobyo was once a busy and major port city in Somalia that had deteriorated after the collapse of the central government in 1991. Since then, a myriad of crises including floods, droughts and civil unrest have impacted communities and stalled efforts to rebuild infrastructure.

Baitulmaal has been on the ground in Somalia providing humanitarian aid to those in need. In addition to building schools, Baitulmaal has mobilized drought relief efforts, provided food assistance, enabled healthcare access and promoted back to school efforts. To learn more about or contribute to these efforts, visit Baitulmaal.org.

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Texas, the charity has domestic offices in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey as well as international offices in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

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