At Abaarso Tech, your community consists of your peers, your school, the local villagers, and the larger society as a whole. AT students learn responsibility while also serving their community through 4 hours per week of “work time.” Many of the jobs feature passing on knowledge, such as after-school tutoring in Hargeisa, teaching in the Hargeisa orphanage, and educating the children of Abaarso Village through AT’s Kindergarten. Other jobs include beautifying the campus and planting trees. In their time at AT, students will spend over 600 hours making their community a better place.
AT After-School Tutoring
At's faculty lead students to downtown Hargeisa where they execute a statistically proven tutoring program 3 days per week. The curriculum focuses on core mathematics, English and logical reasoning, all these areas being key to success, yet difficult to find in the local education system.
Against tough odds, AT’s students spend 9 hours per week teaching in the horrible conditions of the Hargeisa Orphanage. Despite the extremely challenging environment, this is one of the most popular work times at Abaarso Tech, including some students voluntarily going to the orphanage as a second work time.
AT's faculty runs a student-taught kindergarten at no-cost to the young children of Abaarso Village. AT's own students focus on teaching math and English to build a strong foundation before the young primary school students broaden their coursework in future years. The kindergarten students get access to all of the facilities and resources at Abaarso Tech.
Many AT students hold work times that do not involve teaching. These jobs can range from working as librarians, office assistants, or cleaners, to doing long-lasting landscaping, planting trees and flowers, constructing school furniture or making useful items out of recyclables. Students have the opportunity to assume management roles within work time jobs as another way to gain useful new experiences and instill a deeper sense of responsibility to the community.