Kenya

Program Spotlight

Wash in Schools (WinS)

Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) is implementing the Wash in Schools (WinS) program in public primary schools in Nairobi County where water and sanitation remains a massive challenge thus putting the health of the pupils in jeopardy and compromising school retention and the children's academic achievements, which are greatly affected by the availability, accessibility, and quality of sanitation facilities. WinS aims to provide safe drinking water, improve access to clean water and sanitation facilities and promote lifelong health for children in 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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