Abaarso School students live on campus in an English immersion environment steeped in the school values of Integrity, Tenacity, and Critical Thinking. Abaarso’s American-style curriculum, tailored to meet the needs and learning styles of Somali students, is laden with academic and character instruction to prepare students for the rigors of elite higher education institutes.
Abaarso School has enjoyed unparalleled success in the country by placing students from both of its first graduating classes at American schools and universities on scholarship, including MIT, Georgetown, Amherst, Carnegie Mellon, and many more!
Most Abaarso School students come to the school having never read any books in English and read at a 1st or 2nd grade level. Through hard work and a lot of dedication, the average Abaarso School student improves three reading grade-levels per year. However, because the school is located in a resource-stricken environment, teachers have drastic limits on what reading material can be used. It’s impossible to simply order a set of novels or textbooks in Somalia… By equipping Abaarso School with 100 E-readers (50 through used-equipment donation and 50 through cash donations) we could give these hard-working Somali students access to thousands of books and resources that are otherwise unavailable in the country.