With a current population of 1,140 pupils and 11 classrooms — with virtually no land for expansion — Biyo Dhacay Primary School has labored under appalling infrastructure and facilities.
Biyo Dhacay Primary school is located in the North West of Hargeisa town in the Marodijeex region. (That's in Somaliland, a semi-autonomous part of Somalia.) Mercy Corps' SEEDS program intervened at a time when the school needed proper rehabilitation and maintenance of the school's infrastructure such as classrooms and its water and sanitation facilities.
USAID supported the rehabilitation of the school's dilapidated classrooms and water tanks, which are connected to the town's main water system, and the installation of handwashing facilities for the boys' and girls' latrines.
Check out these before and after photos: