Kenya Profile

Schools for Africa

Children run through a field at the Alara Korayo Primary School


UNICEF, partnering with the Government of Kenya and partners from the public and private sector, is strategically responding to the challenges and opportunities in Kenya. UNICEF Kenya has a long track record of implementing education programmes that result in real and sustainable change for children, such as: implementing curriculum reform that is competency based, reaching more than 2 million children in the first two grades of primary school, with roll-out to all grades (more than 10 million children) expected in the next five years; implementing model early learning centres to encourage early childhood development; providing technical support to the Ministry of Education that led to the enrolment of 151,559 out-of-school children (47 per cent girls) between the ages of 6 and 14 in primary schools; and facilitating access to quality education for 56,379 refugees and host community children (43 per cent girls), ages 4–18, affected by conflict and crisis.
UNICEF will continue to provide a leadership role in the design, implementation and scaling up of successful education programmes nationally to further help the government in the implementation of its national development priorities for 2018–2022.

Children run through a field at the Alara Korayo Primary School

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