Education  Kenya Project #45892

Community-Driven Education in East Africa

by Global Partners for Development
Community-Driven Education in East Africa

Summary

According to UNESCO, over a fifth of children between the ages of 6-11 in sub-Saharan Africa are out of school, followed by a third of youth between the ages of 12-14. Attendance levels at rural, disadvantaged schools are frequently the most volatile. Global Partners strives to get and keep kids in rural areas into school by placing resources and decision-making power in the hands of local people.

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Challenge

Many rural schools in East Africa are inadequate and under-resourced, leading to abysmal enrollment and attendance rates. According to UNESCO, over a fifth of children between the ages of 6-11 in sub-Saharan Africa are out of school, followed by a third of youth between the ages of 12-14. Attendance levels at rural, disadvantaged schools are frequently the most volatile.

Solution

Because we recognize that education is exceedingly important in the fight against poverty and that schools are often the epicenter of development in a community, we strive to get and keep kids in rural areas into school by placing resources and decision-making power in the hands of local people. Community meetings facilitated by GPFD staff build relationships between schools and local people and better the communities' perception of the importance of education.

Long-Term Impact

We aim to increase attendance and improve the quality of schools across entire regions of East Africa.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.GPFD.org
https:/​/​gpfd.org

Organization Information

Global Partners for Development

Location: Rohnert Park, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @GPFD
Project Leader:
Amy Ewert
Director of Strategy
Rohnert Park, CA United States

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