Education is a centerpiece in Kenya’s development priorities and the government of Kenya has demonstrated commitment to attaining post 2015 Development Agenda which encompasses achieving Universal Primary Education.
However, it is quite clear that while Kenya has made great strides towards achieving these international goals, it still has a long way to go. It is worth noting that the government has put some effort in improving access to primary education through FPE (Free primary Education) and other interventions but the education in Northern Kenya still faces huge challenges that have hampered the realization of the dreams of the children from the region. These unique challenges that these counties have always faced range from abject poverty, to marginalization by successive regimes to the natural harsh climatic conditions and people’s way of life. Regrettably, these challenges have recently been compounded by the negative impacts of insecurity in the region. This has had dire consequences on the education of children in the region.
Northern Advocacy Organization has therefore identified education as a key area to focus on. Some of the objectives we would like to achieve in this thematic area include:
- Advocating for more access to basic education in Northern Region
- Partnering with other stakeholders to provide learning materials to students
- Conducting regular mentorship and career guidance programs in the region
- Advocating for staffing and other structural requirements for schools.
MENTORING AND CAREER GUIDANCE
Mentoring is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn.Mentoring and Career guidance is one of the major thematic areas of Northern Advocacy organization.