an Entity of Abaarso Network

Our Mission

Barwaaqo’s mission is to empower Somali women to become professionals who drive development in their communities. 

We are primarily training young women to become teachers in their communities. We provide a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education with Montessori Specialism, and Bachelor of Arts in International Communications. 

Nearly 100% of our students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree have found jobs within 6 months of graduating. Our students have earned impressive positions with the government, private sector, and in education, and are truly impacting the next generation of Somali youth through education. 

Achieving Our Mission


Barwaaqo’s focus on “Integrity”, “Tenacity”, and “Reasoning” equips its students with the characteristics they will need to become great teachers and even greater role models.

At Barwaaqo, nothing is more important than acting with integrity. Barwaaqo students will become the role models for their own future students, so high integrity is expected at all times.

Our challenging environment permits only those who develop strong tenacity to thrive. This characteristic will be essential to succeed as the next generation of Somali professionals.

Critical thinking will form the foundation of all learning at Barwaaqo. Students will be taught to be curious and to objectively analyze facts to form thoughtful judgements and opinions.