Taakulo Somaliland Community (TASCO)
Taakulo Somaliland Community (TASCO) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established in 2005. TASCO is dedicated to the empowerment of disadvantaged people throughout Somaliland and Somalia by carrying out relief and participatory development programs emphasizing human dignity and self-reliance.
TASCO Organization was established to assist Somalis living in affected areas in Somaliland where Communities are suffering due to the persistent occurrence of famine and drought. Most of TASCO’s projects are based on the needs of the communities in which they are carried out and the people who benefit from them always take part in the planning and implementation process. TASCO main target areas is where there is inaccessibility to UN and INGO. The principles according to which the TASCO implements its projects include a long-term commitment and partnership with the beneficiaries. The objective is to set up sector-specific program concentrating on particular issues, such as Emergency respond, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), orphan sponsorship program, Education, Environmental issues, democracy promotion, health, livelihood and improving food security in the country.
We have also assisted Orphans by providing sponsorship program and bursaries to enable children to go to school.
“The child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding. The child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society…in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity.”
-from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Every child has a right to their childhood – a hopeful existence free of exploitation, violence, neglect, and extreme poverty. Children need education, health services, consistent support systems as well as love, hope and encouragement; all these things and more are required in order to experience childhood to the fullest, and to eventually develop into healthy, and capable adults.
Equally TASCO emphasis and believes the same principles and goals.
TASCO involves and implements water, sanitation and hygiene projects in the schools and drought affected areas. We also Build and implement Water reservoirs and boreholes in the remote areas. In addition to that we build Education projects (building schools with community participation and environment conservation.
TASCO participates and empowers democratization process. TASCO members had participated as International election observers in many parts of the world, such as Republic of South Africa, Republic of Kenya and Finland. TASCO Board members have also participated number of workshops and seminars on democratization process in Kenya, Ethiopia and Finland sponsored by International Republican Institute (IRI), British Embassy in Addis Ababa and International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) respectively.
TASCO implements its programs through its field offices at the Somaliland and Somalia regions. TASCO works and collaborates with international partners. UN agencies, It co-operates with more than five INGOs from Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe by providing relief aid and humanitarian development programs to the people in need.