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Foundation Graduates of 2020

The Darlington Gacmadhere Foundation's Graduating Class of 2020

Please see the 2020 Foundation graduates who are from different regions of Somaliland.

Abdirizaq Mohammed
 
Abdirizaq Mohammed
Abdirizaq Mohammed is from Odweine and graduated from the Neutrino Faculty at Apha(Buroa) University.
Abdi Nasir Nur Mohamed
 
Abdi Nasir Nur Mohamed
Abdi Nasir Nur Mohamed is from Awdal region and studied Medicine at Amoud University.
Asma Abdirahman Muse
 
Asma Abdirahman Muse
Asma Abdirahman Muse is from Sarar region and studied Nursing at Addis-Ababa University.
 
Barwaqo Mama Muse
 
Barwaqo Mama Muse
Barwaqo Mama Muse is from Marodijex region and studied laboratory at Hargeisa University.
Hamda Mu'min Bile
 
Hamda Mu'min Bile
Hamda Mu'min Bile is from Salal and studied laboratory at Hargeisa University.
Hana Osman Muse
 
Hana Osman Muse
Hana Osman Muse is from Gabiley region and studies Information Technology at Amoud University.
 
Hamse Khadar Aman
 
Hamse Khadar Aman
Hamse Khadar Aman is from Marodijex region and studied Medicine at Hargeisa University.
Ismail Mohamed Hersi
 
Ismail Mohamed Hersi
Ismail Mohamed Hersi is from Togdher region and studied Medicine at Hargeisa University .
Khalid Harun Abdilahi
 
Khalid Harun Abdilahi
Khalid Harun Abdilahi is from Gabiley region and studied Education at Amoud University
 
Ahmed Mustafa
 
Ahmed Mustafa
Ahmed Mustafa is from Togdher region and studied Medicine at Hargeisa University.
Abdalle Hassan
 
Abdalle Hassan
Abdalle Hassan is from Marodijex region and studied Medicine at Hargeisa University.
Salma Hassan Osman
 
Salma Hassan Osman
Salma Hassan Osman from Marodijex region and studied Medicine at Hargeisa University.
 

Richard Darlington

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Richard R. Darlington was born on 9 January 1919. He was educated at Harrow, and came up to Gonville and Caius in 1938 to study the Geographical Tripos, though his studies were interrupted by the WWII, and he therefore took his BA degree in 1948. He was the commander of the Somaliland Protectorate’s contingent that fought in Burma during WWII.
Admiring the bravery and culture of the Somalis in Burma, Darlington decided to settle in Somaliland after the war and switched his career to education. He spent most of his working life in that country. He started his educational mission as the first headmaster of the Amoud Vocational Training School, VTC, where he stayed sometime before he was asked to run the then newly built Sheikh Secondary School, and is regarded as having turned them into some of the finest secondary schools in the region. He was awarded the MBE in 1956 and the OBE in 1962.
He was regarded with enormous affection by many Somalis, who gave him the nickname 'Gacmadheere'. He left Somaliland in 1971 for Wales, just two years after the coup d’état staged by Siad Barre, and died in April 2007.

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