Hali Shukri Ibrahim

Somali refugee makes most of education opportunity in Eritrea

“Nothing has deterred Somali refugee Hali Shukri Ibrahim from her passion to get an education. Not an early forced marriage, nor war, nor separation from her parents, husband and baby son, nor exile.”

Now a Grade 12 student at an Eritrean government high school near her home in Umkulu Refugee Camp, Hali is dreaming big. “I want to study hard, go to the university and become a doctor,” she says. “When I came to Eritrea, I could hardly speak and write English. Now I am somewhat fluent and can write it.”