In Kenya, more opportunities for marginalized children to go to school

Photo of the Week: In Kenya, these young students in their red and white school uniforms have the opportunity to go to primary school. But more than 1 million Kenyan children are left out of school (UIS, 2009), often because they are too poor, too far from a school, or disabled.

January 09, 2015 by GPE Secretariat
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Children in a primary school in Kenya. Credit: Greg Westfall

In Kenya, these young students in their red and white school uniforms have the opportunity to go to primary school. But more than 1 million Kenyan children are left out of school (UIS, 2009), often because they are too poor, too far from a school, or disabled.

Last December, the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education approved a new grant of US$88.4 million for Kenya, which will help the country to reach the most marginalized children in rural and nomadic communities.

The grant will also focus on better management and accountability in schools, and will support policies that favor equity and quality of education. 

Read the Press Release: Global Partnership for Education Grants US$260 Million To Provide Children In Six Low-Income Countries With a Quality Education

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We are a CBO organisation based in Kenya,Homa Bay county, Rachuonyo East sub county, Kakelo location. We request for partnership and partner to work with us especially in girl child education and mentorship program in schools.We therefore hope for positive reply for partnership. Thanks you. Yours faithfully. Peter ochieng Rapemo ( Project chairperson)

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