Hiran Community Education Project

UK registered charity 1099699

About HiCEP

HiCEP is a UK based charity which provides education in Somalia. It was founded in 1998 by Daud Hassan Ali along with friends and family as the Beled-Weyne Library project. Daud devoted his life to education and bringing it to his home town. His lifelong dream was to open a school there which he achieved in 2005.

On 14 April 2008 the school was attacked and Daud was killed alongside his fellow teachers Rehana, Andrew and Gilford. We, his friends and family are dedicated to continuing the project with the help of HiCEP supporters who all contribute their time, money and effort to keep the project going. Here is a film of Daud talking about his life, the library and the school. It was made for the memorial service held for the teachers on 7 June 2008.

The Future

Members and supporters of HiCEP refused to let that tragic event be the end of Daud's dreams of bringing good education to his people. Four people from Beled-Weyne have graduated from the two year Teacher Training course at Amoud University, Boroma, in northern Somalia. They will return to Beled-Weyne and re-open the school as soon as it is safe to do so.

In addition to training teachers we have also opened a new library and a new school. The school provides an education for the poorest refugee children in Somalia.


Every penny you can give will be greatly valued. Your donation will be used in its entirety in Somalia to advance the work. None of it will be spent in the UK on administrative costs. This is possible because all work in the UK is carried out by unpaid volunteers.

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