Improve access to education for Agro-pastoralist children
Many children around the world remain disadvantaged in their school experiences either through inadequate teaching materials, lack of sanitation facilities, lack of food, discrimination, harassment and even violence. These conditions are not conducive to learning or development, and no child should have to experience them. For young girls, education is both an intrinsic right and a critical lever to reaching other development objectives. Providing girls with an education helps break the cycle of poverty; educated women are less likely to marry early and against their will, less likely to die in childbirth, more likely to have healthy babies, and are more likely to send their children to school. When all children have access to a quality education rooted in human rights and gender equality, it creates a ripple effect of opportunity that influences generations to come.
Our education program is geared towards addressing the high rate of dropouts for school going children in our target communities. We develop school infrastructure by building classrooms as well as well install solar pumps in water storage tanks to preserve water. Recognizing the disparities in education for boys and girls in rural agro-pastoral communities, we work to sensitize locals on the benefits of educating girls, raise awareness on the harmful effects of cultural practices such Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and distribute sanitary towels to combat absenteeism and transition.