Kenya

Program Spotlight

Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW): "Let All Girls Learn"

Following the introduction of free primary education in Kenya in 2003, millions of girls enrolled in school for the first time. Enrollment rates soared but this still left 300,000 marginalized girls out of school. While the overall pass rate for girls has improved over time, there still exist significant geographical disparities in gender performance - with the target ASAL and urban slums still lacking behind in girls’ performance.

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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