Many nomadic girls in Kenya have never entered a classroom. In Northern Kenya, as much as 80% of school age girls are not enrolled in school. To tackle this issue, Adeso has created six mobile non-formal education centres in Marsabit County, Kenya for pastoralist girls to attend and thrive.
Common gender biases amongst pastoralists have impeded the empowerment of girls through education. As girls move seasonally with their families, their access to formal education is limited. Few government education initiatives cater to nomadic lifestyle. Without an education, nomadic girls are also deprived of benefits that accrue with education, such as access to good health, economic and social opportunities. Let's bring education to these girls.
Adeso has set up six mobile non-formal education centres in Marsabit County to cater to girls' nomadic lifestyles. With 50 pupils in each centre, over 60% of which are girls, our aim is to scale up this pilot project, by influencing the Kenyan government and other actors to act now. For this to happen we need your support.
Adeso has over 15 years experience in delivering tailored educational interventions for pastoralist children to improve their access to education. Through this project, livelihood options for marginalized girls in remote areas will improve, leading to economic empowerment, and increasing their participation in their respective communities. We need your help so that nomadic pastoralist girls in Northern Kenya can finally enter a classroom.