"We can't simply believe in
quality education.
We have to create it".

About Us

Abdi Farah is the founder and CEO of Alliance Structural Engineers, Inc. and Alliance MEP Engineers, Inc. in Reston, Virginia, USA (www.allianceengineers.com). He is a registered professional engineer in over twenty states. Abdi earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Houston in 1987 and his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada in 1990. His, Hassan Farah, was the first family member of his generation to receive education in Somalia and subsequently provided educational opportunities for the next generation. Abdi is excited to be able to carry on this tradition for a larger group of Somali youth.


Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Karin Foundation is determined to be part of the academic solution for many Somali youth. For most families, only one child per generation gets the chance to pursue education opportunity. Whether reducing illiteracy rates in the nomadic villages or educating the next engineer at Burao Academy of Science and Technology, Karin Foundation supports initiatives that are knowledge based and results oriented.