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Education

As we make our way into the Standard One classrooms at Ayany Primary School, Kibera, three children sneak a sweet smile at us, as 10-year-old Silvia Akinyi demonstrates her newly learned skills on the board.
As Kenyan parents and school children adjust themselves to the reality of accessing free primary education, the joy of the nomadic communities in Kapenguria, West Pokot is quickly turning into disappointment.
Emmanuel Katana is 13 years old. His teachers say his class performance is excellent. Under normal circumstances,he would have been in class eight, but he only enrolled into school three years ago.
The new Kenyan government’s offer of free mandatory education for children has sent excitement across the country, but not quite to the streets of the capital, Nairobi, and other urban centres. In these streets, children still scavenge the alleys having been missed by the new push to the classroom.

 

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Graduating on obsolete equipment

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Engineering graduates from Kenya's public universities and technical colleges are finding it difficult to meet the demands of the job market as technologies and principles being used are lagging behind what is in the job market.
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Stimulating Classrooms Turning Lives Around

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As we make our way into the Standard One classrooms at Ayany Primary School, Kibera, three children sneak a sweet smile at us, as 10-year-old Silvia Akinyi demonstrates her newly learned skills on the board.
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