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Talents and learning!

May 23, 2011


International Three Planting Day

October 6, 2010

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Health and Environment in Pre School

August 2, 2010

I am proud to present Muna Dahirs assignment from Teacher Training in Service about health and environment with children from Pre School (Al Baraka Schools, Hargeisa).

Emma Hedlund, tutor

Recycling with the children!

June 7, 2010


I am proud to present teacher Foziya and the childrens work with recycling!

Kindly regards from Emma, tutor in teacher training.

Eno Planting day in Al-Baraka

May 27, 2010

Al-Baraka schools children parents teachers and Stafs have take part Eno planting day for 22-may-2010.

more photo click on the link

Subject: Entrepreneurship

May 11, 2010

Assignment by teacher Ahmed Essa.

Objectives: the students should be able to

  • Describe the importance of entrepreneurship
  • Study entrepreneurship in different economics
  • Studying the environment with the emphasis on indentifying critical trends and their possible implications on the organizations


First of all I and the students have discussed what entrepreneurship is. Then we summarized it the following definitions.
Entrepreneurship is the process of creating something different with value by devoting the necessary time and effort, assuming the accompanying financial, psychic and social risks and receiving the resulting rewards of monetary and personal satisfaction and independence


The reflections of the students


Entrepreneurship involves more than just carrying out basic functions of an organization correctly”says Juweriya of class seven


Entrepreneurship focuses on growth and development – not only of the individual but of communities as well” says Leila of class seven


Entrepreneurship requires information of the broader environment and needs flexible structures to remain in equilibrium with on going changes” says Ikram of class seven


My own reflections
Training and development of entrepreneurs

  • Training programmes should surprise students by presenting the unexpected familiar information in unfamiliar ways.
  • They should allow for frequent feedback.
  • They should enable team activities and focus opportunities
  • They should allow the trainees to apply their knowledge and skills and should be easily changed by trainers to meet different circumstances.

A close inspection of the above criteria reveals the need for a different innovative approach training entrepreneurs. There is , however no guarantee the a person will be entrepreneurial after participating in a training programmes .But it can be assumed that a person will be first , better equipped to take an entrepreneurial tasks to contribute to an entrepreneurial team. In the way, the basis for entrepreneurial training is established .Lastly the criteria stress that entrepreneurship is not a means to do things – it is a way to life. Therefore entrepreneurial behaviors can manifest itself over the long term and not necessarily immediately after training programmes have been completed.

An entrepreneur conceives the idea of what product or service to produce ,starts the organizations and builds it to the point where additional are needed.



American hot new female entrepreneur – Woman with a mission
Barbara Samson a 24 years old graduate of the university of Florida with telecommunications does not take no for an answer
She takes as a challenge . Thus did a young novice launch highly Successful telephone company in Tempa ,Florida. Intermedia communications
Of Florida sells long distances services business costumers solution. Build a network to by pass the local phone lines and gives costumers a cheaper
alternative though most entrepreneurial endeavors are capital intensive Samson began with $50.000 loan. This was not much considering the task
before her complete with the baby bells. By the time the first fiber optic line was laid, venture capitalists had raised an additional $18million.According
to Samson “” we had to prove ourselves every step of the way.

Her philosophy is to sell service ,then lay cable. The strategy seems to be working .Among her first and top costumers are general mills. Intermedia is now the largest competitive access provider in the southeast. Source: Google books

How can students of Al-Baraka benefit entrepreneurship?
I asked students this question next day and they answered differently and these are their answers.


We would like to invest for us Science laboratory that we can use for scientific experiments because we have no laboratory in school at all. By muna 7b


I think we need to get library in the school to benefit in our free time because we have no library in school, because we need to develop and improve our
knowledge. By Ikram 7b

Al-Baraka Schools participate in the Global Campaign for Education

May 11, 2010

This week more than 100 countries took part in this year’s Global Action Week . The global campaign for education is an international civil society movement made up of thousands of organizations, charities, activities and trade unions. This year theme is Financing Quality Public Education: A Right for All.


Somliland Students Association {SOLSA} with the support many local organisations implemented the Global Campaign for Education. This campaign have associated the international 1GOAL campaign as a means to support for a global effort of Education for All.


Organisations, parents, teachers and students took part this program in Al-Baraka Schools. The principal emphasised that the school is ready to participate in every action that is good for the young people and that this global campaign for education is to be joined because the aim is that every child across the world can go to school.

The key concept that the participants reflected was to develop activities that the children can do. To learn and that they have to communicate from one to an other.

Written by Abdirizak Mohamed, teacher at Al-Baraka Schools

MKFC Teacher Training visit Al-Baraka Schools

April 19, 2010

During the first week in April 2010 MKFC Stockholm College Teacher Training team Emma, Xarbi and Kalle visited our partner Al-Baraka Schools in Hargeisa. We are very happy and grateful for meetings with the teachers, children, parents, school leaders, other persons and organizations.

MKFC Stockholm College have been running a online Teacher Training course for two years together with the 15 of the teachers.

Read more at Al-Baraka Schools blog>>

Unit 3/ Week 1 – Entrepreneurship in school

April 16, 2010

The term entrepreneurship is a way of thinking and doing its culture when you own your own business you alone are responsible for success or failure.

In this lesson it is important for me to let my class to understand the simple concept from entrepreneurship .what entrepreneurship mean? Who is entrepreneur? And why it’s important? And who we teach our children the entrepreneurship.

To explain this lesson for children I read the material from Google book and other recourses that I found from the net also tell stories which help to clarify this word more and more.

So in this week I spent the time to see how to simplify this word and teach the children that it’s ok to come up whit ideas and try them out.

So entrepreneurship is often synonymous with founder and the idea like (writing books, inventing toys, Designing game)

Who are entrepreneurs?
Is person who has possession of a new enterprise or ideas?
But what are most important more than any one particular skill is they your child develop a passion for entrepreneurship, if you love something if you are passionate the work necessary to sussed if you want your child to become a successful entrepreneur.

To teach about entrepreneurship in way that is fun and interesting.

I tell them stories about successful entrepreneurs like Wayne Huizenga who turned one garbage truck into Billion dollar business.

Walter Eilas (walt disoney) was film producer,divector,voiceactor , entrepreneur, Disney is famouse for his influence into filed of entertainment he build Disney world.

After that I tell them how they could turn their farvorite hobby into business and also to comeup whit the idea and join the adventure of discovery this will build their confidence in entreprenuial behavior.

So it is important to go in to their world and find something that they like and the most important thing is if you child love something if he\she is passionate about it the they will put in the work necessary to sussed .

In the next week they come to me with different ideas and dreams so I lisent to them. One say I like to see other planets like Mars, Mercury, I am going to build space ship. Other one say I have problem I like story books ,my father and my mother read story books for me but sometimes they not around me so I saw story books but I am to young to read so I discussed to make story book can read him self.

It is important to make them realize the value of money. After I listen to their dream I tell them that entrepreneurship focuses on growth and development not only of the individual but of community I divided my class in three group and help that I get from other class;

Group one
In my country we don’t have big zoo that contain many animals that we see in T.V even those we study and our teacher teach us is important for us to see all these animals to get more knowledge I hope that we will get one soon so every one visit it and enjoy to see those animals whit your family and for other people.

Group two
But group tow take other idea which is more fun for them they say we like to have toys store so we have different kinds of toys and to let kids collect different kinds toys.

Group three
They say is important to take care for our environment so what happen if we recycle the wastes that will help our country in both way, we clean our country and recycle the wastes like (bottles and plastic bags) which advantage the economic of our country..

It is important for the children to have parents whose encourage creative thinking and expression today become the thinkers on tomorrow

The result

In end of the week the result I get which is useful and help to teach the children to become entrepreneurship are

  • First teach them the ability to plan entrepreneurs must plan, plan around their idea, plan to implement goals plan marketing.
  • Allow kids to have free time to explore their own creativity today over scheduled children have little time to explore their own creativity.
  • Children are growing up they some times jump from one idea of interest to another they are testing their own love of skills and competition while seeking approval from and audience.
  • Teach the children how to truly connect with others help them to develop good relationship skills by showing the art of rally listening.

MKFC Teacher Team in Hargeisa – a reflection

April 13, 2010

Almost the whole Teacher Training group

During the first week in April 2010 MKFC Stockholm College Teacher Training team visited our friends in Hargeisa, Somaliland. We are very happy and grateful for meetings with the teachers, children, parents, school leaders, other persons and organizations.


We have learned so many things from all of you and look forward for the continuation of our cooperation! The workshop also gave inspiration, meetings and perspectives.


Thank you for gifts, generosity, love and help. We are also glad to also get to know the nature in Hargeisa and Berbera.


Our meetings gave us visions, inspiration, ideas and grounds for our future work.


To all children and teenagers: we will never forget your presentations, songs, dances, playing and more. The gifts are here in Sweden and ready to be presented to MKFC and other people. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we will never forget this visit. We have learned much from you and know this will bring more development. You are the future and your thoughts, ideas and things you do, are important for us.


Thank you for taking care of us!

Salaan kadib!

Midda hore illaahay wuuna nabad keenay.

Midda labaad waxaan halkan salaan qiimo badan uga direynaa dhamaan macallimiinta dugsiyada Al baraka schools iyo intii gacanta ku siisay
soo dhoweyntii qiimaha badneyd aan kala kullanay mudadii gaabneyd ee aan ku sugneen Hargeisa.

Waxa aan marnaba lama illaabaan ah, horumarka ay Al Braka schools gaarsiiyeen caruurta Soomaaliyeed. Taasna waxaan alle uga
baryayaa inuu ugu abaal gudo adduun iyo aakhiroba. Waxaana idiin rajeynayaa horumar wanaagsan iyo idinkoo waxqabadkiina sii kordhiya,
gaarsiiyaya miyi iyo magaalo si uu ubadku u badbaado.


Love and happiness from the MKFC team Emma, Xarbi and Kalle with colleagues all over the world!