• The Pharo Foundation is a private institution based in the United Kingdom and established in 2011. Committed to the development of Africa, the Foundation has been supporting projects in the Horn of Africa to help improve people’s livelihoods with an emphasis on economic self-reliance and job creation. Our projects contribute towards increasing access to education, agriculture, health, and water, and help improve people’s livelihoods.

    The Foundation is currently working in Somaliland, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Kenya, which serves as the regional hub. We are passionate about creating impact and transformational change in our countries of operation. Our focus is on long-term development work rather than short-term humanitarian relief. We strive towards excellence through dedicated teamwork and integrated holistic programmes.

  • Our Impact

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    Farmers implementing good agricultural practices

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    Children accessing quality education K-12 in Pharo Schools and Pharo supported public schools

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    People accessing water from improved water sources

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    Reduction in in-hospital neonate and adult death as a result of Pharo Supported NICU and ICU

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    Direct jobs created by through projects

  • Our Stories

  • Pharo Diagnostic Centre Launched in Assosa, Ethiopia

    Over one million people in the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state (BGRS) of Ethiopia and beyond will benefit from quality healthcare services following the launch of the Pharo Diagnostic Centre in Assosa. Gulden Kazandag, The Pharo Foundation CEO and Her Excellency Alemnesh Yibas, speaker of the regional council, led staff and other guests in launching the centre on 15 June 2022. The centre served 16 patients on its first full day of operation.

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  • Somaliland’s 2022 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Graduation

    Over 700 students graduated from 15 Pharo supported Early Childhood Education centres in Somaliland public schools on 30 May, 2022. Government officials graced the event including Abdihakin Said Bustale, the Deputy Minister of Education, and Mohamed Bidde, the Director of Job Creation, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. This was one of the largest ECE graduations attended by approximately 2000, guests including The Pharo Foundation management.

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  • Water Access Challenges Amidst Severe Drought in Somaliland

    Approximately 1.2 million people across Somaliland were adversely affected by the early 2022 drought according to the Somaliland National Drought Committee (NDC). In January, the Somaliland government took measures to respond to the drought situation and sought partners to support water trucking, borehole/dam rehabilitation, and boosting the national food reserves. The Somaliland President directly asked development agencies including The Pharo Foundation to take part in the effort.

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  • Improving Farmers Livelihood in Ethiopia

    The Foundation since 2017 is running an integrated livelihood programme that aims to increase agriculture production and productivity, through the introduction of good agricultural practices, and improving access to farm inputs and market. Pharo is scaling up efforts to increase the number of households enrolled in good agricultural practices and so far, it has secured 980 crop producers. Part of these interventions include creating access to irrigation schemes and technology, to increase production per households.

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