Our Right to Learn

When Kenya instituted Free Primary Education in 2003, the number of children enrolling in school increased dramatically. Since then, enrolment of both girls and boys has continued to increase. But there are certain areas of the country where many children are still not going to school, either because of the community’s attitudes or because they support their families by making money and doing chores around the house. Girl Child Network works with Educate a Child (a programme of Education Above All) to enroll and retain children in school in three of Kenya’s most marginalized areas: Garissa, Kajiado, and Tana River. Education is a difficult investment for some families to make, but with our support, they are creating more opportunities for their children in the future. So far, we have helped enroll over 31,350 students in 120 public primary schools.