Youth making a difference in Wabaado village

 

Whenever one visits the Daroor District on the border of Ethiopia and Somaliland, you cannot help but admire the zeal and determination portrayed by the youth of Wabaado village.

During our visit, we met Ugbad Abdi Dirie, a twenty one year old phenomenal girl who has been brought up in a pastoralist family that keeps camels and sheep.  This young spirit is such an inspiration to her people and has always demonstrated leadership in her village to the extent she ended up being selected to represent them during a training on animal health. “I have always felt capable and comfortable to represent my people and they always look up to me as their daughter and sister that can speak on their behalf,” says Ugbad. Continue reading