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Schooling under the gun common in Turkana

A makeshift classroom. Children have to learn under the watchful eyes of police reservists due to bandit attacks. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano As many different school motto’s read; Education is the Key to success, Knowledge is light, profession is power and the general belief that it is education that transforms young boys and girls into useful men and women in the society, learning in the pastoral communities in Kenya continue to face many hurdles. This writer traveled to Turkana ...

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Mobile schools in Turkana helping transform education

Students at Kalokutanyane Mobile School, near Nasiger, Kenya. Kalokutanyane translatres from the Tukarna to yellow wind. Photo courtesy of Malachi Motano

Education in Kenya continues facing challenges ranging from lack of infrastructure, enough study materials and poor pay for teachers. These are just a few of the challenges known on the national scale but for communities who rarely make it to the daily news, the challenges are further compounded. “We are a pastoral community our sons normally help us move with ...

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Kakuma Refugee Camp to benefit from EU’s financial boost to UNICEF

A view of Kakuma Refugee Camp. The camp has received Sh 100 million to help address cholera outbreaks and child mortality. [Photo: globalviews.dk]

The European Commission has signed two agreements with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to fund humanitarian programmes for children and women in Kenya worth €895,000 an equivalent of Sh100 million. The Commission will provide €545,000 (sh61M) in support of UNICEF Kenya’s preparedness and response to the ongoing cholera outbreak. A further €350,000 (sh39M) will support protection measures for children ...

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Demand for basic education in Kenya on the rise, says report

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The demand for basic education in Kenya has increased in the last five years with secondary level of education recording the highest demand according to the 2014 Basic Education Statistical report. Of the three levels of basic education, secondary schools recorded the highest annual growth of 8.2 percent between 2009 and 2014, an increase that the report released by the ...

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