Category: Education

Some of the beneficiaries of Napenda kuishi Rehab Trust posing for a photo with  The Executive Director, Fr. Maurizio Binaghi .Picture :
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Napenda Kuishi Rehab Trust brings hope in Nairobi

Kariobangi, Korogocho slum, Dandora and Huruma Estates in Nairobi’s Eastland areas have over the years been considered a host to majority of street children, teenage gangsters and a majority of child abuse and neglect...

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There is a remedy to the significant gender gap in education sector

Numbers Speak

Research shows that each year of secondary education may reduce the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by at least five percent.

Child brides are much more likely to drop out of school and complete fewer years of education than their peers who marry early.  

World Bank statistics show that a child marriage is likely the cause of three to four girls having children before age 18, greatly reducing the likelihood of girls completing secondary school.

Child marriages further reduce future earnings of child brides by nine percent.

Educated girls are more likely than uneducated to use contraception and have fewer children, and a child whose mother can read is 50 percent more likely to live past age five.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), if every girl completed secondary education, sub-Saharan Africa would see 60 percent fewer pregnancies in girls under age 17.

United Nation’s education agency states that one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their monthly period. As a result, these girls lose approximately 20 percent of their education and are more likely to eventually drop out of school.

Nyeri First lady Margaret Karungaru with some of the school girls who benefited with free sanitary towels donated by Procter and Gamble Company recently. Photo Joseph Wambugu 0

Girls to benefit from free sanitary towels

OVER 800 school girls from vulnerable families living in slums within Nyeri Central sub- County have benefited from free sanitary towels and a pair of underwear donated by Procter and Gamble Company. The initiative...

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Are cartels to blame for school fires?

 The question remains unanswered as term three gets underway The blame game on who was responsible for the over 100 secondary school fires has subsided, but life is yet to return to normal even...

Janet Ouko fighting for better eduation system. Photo Courtesy 0

Embracing value based education

Women Education Researchers of Kenya (WERK) a professional association of researchers in education and social science have commissioned a study on Value Based education in Kenya with the purpose of furthering understanding of value-based...