Generations have grown up knowing only a war-torn society. There is a desperate need to rebuild infrastructure, extend educational opportunities and develop the leaders of tomorrow.

Somaliland, a self-proclaimed, but internationally unrecognized, independent state in what was formerly northwest Somalia, provides a promising, stable place to start, but needs help to overcome staggering obstacles.


Our Mission

We believe in nurturing the academic, intellectual and character development of promising Somali boys and girls so that they can effectively and ethically advance their society as the leaders of tomorrow.


Join Our Team

Abaarso has built a world class Somali educational institution to develop the future Somali leaders of tomorrow.



Educating Future Somali Leaders & International Citizens

Education at Abaarso School strives to create great people, not simply great students.

Our focus on ethical development (Integrity), determination (Tenacity), and rigorous independent thought (Reasoning), equips students with the characteristics they’ll need to succeed in an international environment, and ultimately, as leaders of the Somali people.

Abaarso students are required to take a 30-hour course week, double their US counterpart private schools, as well as to attend 6 days or classes for 9-months of the year. In addition to class time, teachers assign substantial quantities of homework including intensive English language reading.



World-class education starts with a world-class staff. As Abaarso School continues to lead the way in developing great minds and future leaders through its array of programs, the organization needs talented teachers to join the charge.


Teaching Positions at Abaarso School

Abaarso School is looking for individuals interested in training the top secondary school students in a deeply underprivileged section of the world. Abaarso, a boarding school in the Horn of Africa, focuses on math, science and English.

Teachers spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom, plus significant work outside of class (often in the range of an additional 30-50 hours a week). Many Abaarso teachers also assume management roles, and all are expected to lead extra-curricular activities by coaching sports teams, running student clubs, or leading work-time activities.

We are always seeking professionals with experience in finance, business, IT, computer networking, communications, marketing, and/or management experience, to strengthen our organization.

Teachers at Abaarso School must be hard-working, adaptable, and self motivated, with strong interpersonal skills. While Abaarso is an entrepreneurial organization with lots of opportunity for advancement, teachers must be willing to work within the Abaarso system.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Native English Fluency (Required for English Positions)
  • Teaching Experience Preferred
  • Work Abroad Experience Preferred



  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Quality Housing
  • Meals
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • A $250/month stipend 

For teaching and volunteering inquiries, please contact us.