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
Solution & Approach:
Our solutions to address the girls dropping out of school is anchored in offering an inclusive-responsive learning environment that will see girls access safe spaces for mentorship, peer to peer learning and opportunity to build social capital.
Patinaai Osim delivers support in the following ways:
- Mentorship program
- Girl clubs-build social capital
- Facilitate the establishment of school libraries-encourage reading culture