On average, 6 out of 100 Kenyan children aged 6 – 16 years have never enrolled in school.
Nationally, 8 out of 100 pupils in Class 8 cannot do Class 2 work across the country.
Children going through the Kenyan education system are losing an estimated three years of learning. When years of schooling are adjusted for quality of learning, this is only equivalent to 7.8 years, a learning gap of 2.9 years. This means Kenyan school-going children are having a learning loss of close to three years. Going to school doesn’t mean that children are learning and this is mainly because of the quality of education. Due to this, children who have gone through the education system in Kenya can only reach 52 per cent of their potential.(World Bank, 2019)
Teach For Kenya can contribute to existing efforts to build local leadership, by leveraging Teach For All’s proven approach to help overcome the systemic barriers that prevent children from achieving their full potential.
The only way to address these complex and interconnected challenges is through collective leadership – building a movement of Teach For Kenya fellows and alumni working alongside local communities, who are committed to developing local solutions to challenges.
Teach For Kenya will recruit talented young Kenyan leaders into a two-year teaching fellowship. The fellowship aims to place these high-potential leaders in teaching positions in under-privileged schools across the country, providing children with high-quality education and inspirational role models. Upon completion of the fellowship, these young leaders will be supported to take up leadership roles across society that will collectively contribute to the systemic change needed across Kenya to transform our schools, schooling systems, and the broader ecosystem of social and economic opportunity.
- Evans Mosomi
Organizer and beneficiary
Teach For Kenya