Faculty of STEM

Abaarso School of Science and Technology

About the organization

The Abaarso Network includes three school systems in Somaliland (Somalia): a residential high school known as Abaarso School; Barwaaqo Women’s University, offering a four-year degree in education; and Kaabe Montessori primary schools.

Somaliland has been peaceful since it declared independence from Somalia in 1999. Crime is low. However, development and education have lagged. The Abaarso Network educates the next generation of Somali leaders who will help develop their country after a devastating civil war 30 years ago. Since opening in 2009, Abaarso School has sent nearly 200 students on scholarship to top colleges and secondary schools throughout the world, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Brown, MIT, Amherst, Swarthmore, and many more. The Abaarso School has been featured on 60 Minutes and in The New York Times, BBC World, and CNN Money, among many others.


Teachers in the Abaarso Network work hard, in difficult conditions. They work long hours. They also provide an extraordinary opportunity for children and young adults to access a world-class education in an otherwise impoverished, under-developed setting. Compensation packages include monthly stipends that vary based on experience and scope of work, room and board, round-trip airfare, travel health insurance and bonuses for those who stay beyond one year. Teacher-leaders receive additional stipends.

All staff fully immerse themselves in the school community and forge lifetime connections with grateful students. Abaarso teachers gain invaluable classroom teaching experience and receive expert coaching to become better teachers. Career development opportunities and additional incentives exist for those who spend more than one year with Abaarso Network. Applications for Deputy Heads of School, teacher-leader roles and all subjects are welcome. Experience teaching or working with youth is desirable, but not required for entry-level positions.


Bachelor's Degree
English Fluency

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Contact email: [email protected]

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