Turkish NGO builds educational complex in Somalia

Deniz Feneri Association's complex built for orphans has capacity of 720 people

Turkish NGO builds educational complex in Somalia


A Turkish-based aid agency built an educational complex for orphans in Somalia, according to a statement on Tuesday.

The Deniz Feneri Association said the complex -- which includes a cafeteria, dormitory, library and masjid -- was built in the town of Buuhoodle, north of Somalia, has a capacity of 720 people.

A primary, middle and high school is in the 2 million lira-worth (nearly $380,000) complex, which was built with the help of a benefactor, said Mehmet Cengiz, head of the association at the opening ceremony of the complex.

"We hope that this facility will make a very significant contribution to the development of the brotherhood between Somalia and Turkey," Cengiz said.

During the ceremony, Sheikh Mahmud Yussuf, mufti of Buuhoodle, said his prayers for the Islamic world, Turkish people and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Reporting by Zeynep Rakipoglu:Writing by Faruk Zorlu

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