Barwaaqo University is a women's teacher training college located in Baliga Cas, Somaliland.
Barwaaqo believes in empowering Somali women to become professionals who drive development throughout their community. We accomplish this by providing a quality, practical education, which will create well-rounded, ethical women living the values of real work learning, reflective improvement, and strengthening their communities.
Located in Baliga Cas, a village approximately 20 kilometers north of the city of Hargeisa, Barwaaqo University provides an intensive boarding school academic environment for its students, while also contributing to and partnering with the local Baliga Cas community. In addition to their studies, students participate in primary tutoring, an after-school program available for local village children to take lessons in core subjects using a Montessori approach. Modeled after the after-school teaching program at Abaarso School, primary tutoring at Barwaaqo provides opportunities for classroom teaching, one-on-one instruction and curriculum development for the Barwaaqo students, while engaging with the youth in Baliga Cas who do not otherwise have access to high-quality education.