Kenya puts human development - particularly education - at the center of its development strategy. The introduction of free primary education in 2003 and free secondary education in 2008, spring boarded Kenya towards remarkable progress in increasing access to education for both girls and boys.
This is illustrated by the significant progress in gross enrollment and completion rates in primary education. In 2011, the completion rate for girls was nearly 73%, slightly lower than boys at 75%. Additionally, the gross enrollment rate for boys and girls was almost equal – at 115% and 114% respectively.
However, these figures mask huge regional disparities in girls’ education – especially in terms of enrollment, retention and completion of basic education. Kenya’s 14 arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties - the poorest and most remote in the country - are characterized by low school enrollment and high dropout rates, making them lag behind other regions.
Girls education is key across the globe. How can we help Haiti's government focus on education for all? What kind of partnership can we forge to support the most disenfranchised areas in HAITI?
In reply to Girls education is key… by Magalie Alexis
GPE already supports the government of Haiti in reaching all children with education. Please check the Haiti page for more details on this support: https://www.globalpartnership.org/where-we-work/haiti Best regards
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