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Turkey's High-Speed Transformation in Somalia Education Sector Turkey established schools in Somalia under the Maarif Foundation. Accordingly, the foundation has several schools in major towns in Somalia. More than one hundred students graduated last year from the in 2019 from the Somalia's Mogadishu Maarif Schools. Some of the Turkish vocational schools include Vifak Turkish and Somali land School, Kıblenuma Girl's School, Kıblenuma Elementary School, and the Bedir Turkish High School in Mogadishu. The graduates from the schools are the future of the nation in reconstructing the country (Thiessen & Özerdem, 2019). Besides establishing learning institutions in Somalia, Turkey provided scholarships for Somali students in Turkish universities and other learning institutions in the country. Scholarships for Somali Students Perhaps what distinguishes the Turkey-Somalia policy from the rest of Western nations could be the fact that Turkish policies have a direct influence on Somalis. For instance, the assistance that would forever remain the minds of Somalia nationals are the scholarships the government of Turkey offered to Somali students (Stearns & Sucuoglu, 2017). Most Somali students attained their education in a myriad of fields in the Turkish Universities, like government-funded scholarships. The objective was long-term, as the government expects students to play a crucial role one day in rebuilding their nation through the political, economic, and social organization. No country in the entire world receives Somali students on full scholarship more than Turkey. These are some of the pieces of evidence that illustrate Turkey's attempts to re-establishing Somalia's integrity as a nation that has a future (Yusuf, 2019). During his visit to Somalia in 2012, Erdoğan pledged scholarships to Somali students. Consequently, the Turkish government began to offer scholarships to Somali students in universities across the nation. The Turkish government issued scholarships based on the need criterion. That is to say, the relevant offices considered students who wished to study courses in various fields such as international relations, political science, civil engineering, agriculture, and social sciences (Lewis, Lewis, ASCAP, & Dwyer, 2008). Furthermore, to ensure that Somalia maintains steady economic growth, Turkey engages in the rejuvenation of the dilapidated infrastructure. Fisheries Institution Turkey launched the Fisheries Training School in Somalia. The prolonged Somali civil war had killed the fishing activities in the nation, notwithstanding Somalia having the most elongate coastal strip in Africa (Tank, 2015). Therefore, educating Somalis on how to fish through the institution would be an enduring investment and would play a critical role in the nation's economy. Furthermore, it would substantially enhance food security in the country and create employment opportunities for Somalis (Yetim, 2012).

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