Kenya

Program Spotlight

Samsung Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS)

Through the Hope for Children initiative, Samsung Electronics has launched the Solar Powered Internet Schools (SPIS) in six countries across Africa in the project’s pilot phase. These are South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Samsung hopes to reach 2.5 million learners across the continent in five years. In Kenya, Samsung Electronics launched the SPIS at Arap Moi Primary School in Kajiado County in May 2014. This is aimed at complementing the efforts of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in integrating ICT in primary schools.

Background on Kenya

The education space in Kenya is dynamic and constantly evolving. Although Kenya instituted Free Primary Education in 2003, the government still has challenges reaching all of its school-aged population, especially those in marginalized or rural communities. As such, a vibrant non-state sector is playing a significant role in Kenya, seeking to deliver, augment, or coordinate with the government to provide education services to Kenya’s youth.

CEI has profiled nearly 120 innovative programs operating in Kenya. The majority of these were launched in Kenya, while others originated elsewhere but have expanded their operations and programming to include Kenya. This Database at a Glance report will highlight some of the popular approaches and emerging models observed from the CEI database, in order to provide a glimpse into Kenya’s education landscape.

Database At-A-Glance

Click below to read our Database-at-a-Glance report and find highlights from six common approaches & characteristics across ECD models. Learn about programs focusing on:

1) Student Support
2) Education Delivery
3) School Support
4) Skills for Work
5) Education Technology
6) Girls' Education


Kenya's education system includes both free primary education and a vibrant non-state sector to augment government services.

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