Education is the gateway to a brighter future. Sometimes, though, there are a lot of barriers between a student and finishing school.
We're teaming up with communities in rural Kenya to break down these barriers. We help them build classrooms, dormitories, bathrooms and water systems for local schools. We work with teachers to make sure they have the supplies they need to help children learn. And we engage communities in conversations about why education is important for children.
We're also working with young adults who haven't had the chance to learn to read. They may have not finished school, or their education may have been interrupted when they fled their home country. We're working with hundreds of students in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp, as well as from the local community, to focus on adult literacy.
Empowering girls, fighting teen pregnancy in Kenya
Joan just took her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams at Chepakul Primary school. She’s 16, and the fifth of eight children in her family. And today, she’s a star student. Not only did she take her exams, but she passed. Of the 19 students who sat for the exams at her school, she received the second-highest score. “I was …
A simple solution to help girls in Kenya stay in school: toilets
Girls in West Pokot, Kenya, have to overcome a lot of challenges in order to stay in school. Factors like early pregnancy, forced marriage and the belief that they are needed at home for chores or to care for their siblings all stand between girls and getting an education. But there’s another factor, too: toilets. Having a safe, clean, private …
The Walking School Bus
The Walking School Bus Ever heard of a walking school bus? Or trying to figure what it could look like? It might sound strange, but it is already happening at Kaloboi primary school in Turkana County, Kenya, thanks to CWS supported education program School Safe Zones (SSZ). When you arrive at Kaloboi primary school early in the morning, you will …