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is Shaqodoon SMS JobMatch System?
SMS JobMatch System is a cell phone based service that uses SMS text messaging technology
to link young people with jobs. Shaqodoon JobMatch system is changing lives across
Somaliland by giving youth and employer’s key information over their mobile phones.
Information that helps youth gets closer to jobs they want and employers finding
the rightly skilled youth for the business.
has partnered with Telesom the largest telecommunication provider in Somaliland
to provide telecommunication gateway and to provide the short code access ‘777’
that users will use to access Shaqodoon service via their mobile phones. We’ve also
partnered with Souktel Inc. an international non-profit making organisation based
in Palestine to provide the SMS JobMatch Application. Souktel provides similar application
to over 20 other international NGO’s including EDC and CARE.
is SMS, or Text Messaging?
stands for ‘Short Message Services’, is a feature available on all mobile phones.
It allows the mobile users to send brief text messages to other mobile phones, and
get a message in return, by typing letters on the phones number keypad. In Somaliland
where the majority of mobile users are youth who have opted over landlines or the
internet, SMS is the leading form of communication because it is cheaper, faster
and reaches more people.