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Lacking Sanitary Pads, Girls Miss School in Dadaab Refugee Camp
Lacking Sanitary Pads, Girls Miss School in Dadaab Refugee Camp
Braving the scorching sun and feet-baking sandy soil, with a torn schoolbag hanging precariously on her back, Halima, a 16-year-old Somali girl, walks to school in the camp where her family has sought refuge. Read More >
UNICEF-supported initiative aims to make girls’ education a priority in Kenya
UNICEF-supported initiative aims to make girls’ education a priority in Kenya
Lowa Lokopu, lost her husband four years ago after he fell ill. Forced to take up the responsibility of running a family alone, she struggles to provide for her five children. Read More >
Kenyan schools struggle to cope with influx of children displaced by drought
Kenyan schools struggle to cope with influx of children displaced by drought
Dekha Mohamed Noor, 15, has not seen her family for more than a month. At the end of July, after schools closed for the August holidays, they sent her to live with a relative in Garissa, a bustling commercial hub 165 km west of her home village, Modogashe. Read More >
Kenya: School Meals Help Girl Rise To Top Of Class
Kenya: School Meals Help Girl Rise To Top Of Class
Nyipher remembers having to fight to keep her eyes open in school. Even when she could stay awake, she says it was a daily struggle to keep her mind on the lesson and off her empty stomach. Read More >
Workshop on Governance for FAWE Chairpersons update
Workshop on Governance for FAWE Chairpersons update
For three days (17th to 19th November 2010), the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is holding a workshop on Governance at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More >
Workshop on Governance for FAWE Chairpersons
Workshop on Governance for FAWE Chairpersons
For three days (17th to 19th November 2010), the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is holding a workshop on Governance at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More >
Partnership for Girls’ Education and Gender Equality
Partnership for Girls’ Education and Gender Equality
For two days, partners from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), The Forum for African Educationalists’ (FAWE) Regional Secretariat, FAWE National Chapters and government partners gathered at the Silver Spring Hotel in Nairobi to discuss the issue of Girls’ Education and Gender Equality within the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative’ (UNGEI) vision.
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Beating All Odds, Refugee Girl Shines At School
Beating All Odds, Refugee Girl Shines At School
NAIROBI, Kenya - 08 August 2009 - Fatuma could have married at fifteen. She could have been among the many Somali girls who never have a secondary education. She could have stayed in the refugee camp where she grew up, helping her mother collect water and firewood. Read More >
Mkomani, an island school connected to the world
Mkomani, an island school connected to the world
LAMU, Kenya, 27 March 2008 – Not so long ago Mkomani Primary School in Lamu, an island off Kenya’s coast, lacked books, desks, floors and ceilings. Today 17 brand new computers acquired with UNESCO’s support adorn its premises. Read More >
Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Girls’ education in Kenya’s largest slum
Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Girls’ education in Kenya’s largest slum
KIBERA, Kenya, 4 April 2008 – Kibera is Kenya's largest slum, right in the heart of the capital city, Nairobi. The slum's million-plus inhabitants struggle with extraordinary poverty and high crime rates. As is true throughout Kenya, the vast majority of Kibera's residents are under the age of 30, and less than half of the district's youths ever begin secondary school. Read More >
Following post-election conflict, thousands of children miss the first day of school
Following post-election conflict, thousands of children miss the first day of school
NAIROBI, Kenya, 24 January 2008 – The violence that erupted in the aftermath of last year’s disputed presidential elections has made life chaotic for many in Kenya. Read More >
Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Daily life for girls in the slums of Kenya
Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Daily life for girls in the slums of Kenya
NEW YORK, USA, 24 October 2007 – Fatuma Roba, 20, lives in Kibera, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Deeply concerned about the rights of girls and women, she is a founding member of the Binti Pamoja group – a girls’ centre in her community. Read More >
Playing under the fig trees in Kenya
Playing under the fig trees in Kenya
October 2006 - Young children in a rural Kenyan community thrive thanks to “Loipi” community learning centres that are culturally adapted to their needs. Read More >
Education and awareness make progress against female genital cutting in Kenya
Education and awareness make progress against female genital cutting in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya, 24 August 2006 – In the North Eastern Province of Kenya, UNICEF is helping communities abandon the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), or cutting, which is still inflicted upon the vast majority of girls in the province. Read More >
Naomi Siombua, 15, builds confidence playing football in a Kenyan slum
Naomi Siombua, 15, builds confidence playing football in a Kenyan slum
NAIROBI, Kenya – Children growing up in the slums outside Nairobi face danger at every turn. Rape, burglary and disease are common in a place where almost nobody has running water or electricity. In the worst areas, children are more likely to become addicted to sniffing glue than graduate from secondary school. Read More >
Kenya’s abolition of school fees offers lessons for rest of Africa
Kenya’s abolition of school fees offers lessons for rest of Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya, 17 April 2006 – Maureen Akinyi, 14, dreamt of becoming an accountant and making it to the top of Kenya’s growing corporate sector. She came from a poor but relatively stable family in Kibera, a sprawling slum in Nairobi that is home to over 800,000 people. Read More >
Kenya: Regional disparities threaten progress towards education for all
Kenya: Regional disparities threaten progress towards education for all
LOKICHOGGIO, Kenya, 17 November 2005 – Far from the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown Nairobi, children in this remote corner of Kenya spend their school days wondering if they will eat a single meal. Read More >

 

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