WHY EDUCATION?

Kenya’s free Primary Education Programme was set to reduce/end school dropouts resulting from the lack of fees, however the number of girls not completing primary schooling is on the rise, meaning they miss out on this fundamental basic education. This can be linked to girls lacking self-agency and community not prioritising education for girls.

The major effects of girls lacking basic education are low literacy, perpetual cycle of poverty, inability to make informed decisions/choices contributing to their future economic and social wellbeing. The consequence of this is:

  • Early marriages
  • School dropouts as a result of teenage pregnancies
  • Lack of agency e.g. career choices

The major effects of girls lacking basic education are low literacy, perpetual cycle of poverty, inability to make informed decisions/choices contributing to their future economic and social wellbeing. The consequence of this is:

  • Early marriages
  • School dropouts as a result of teenage pregnancies
  • Lack of agency e.g. career choices