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Emelda Akinyi with Vivian


Pioneering inclusive education strategies for disabled girls

  • Location: The Lake Region, Kenya
  • Funded by: UK Government

Although overall enrolments in primary education are increasing in Kenya, the numbers of disabled girls accessing primary education remain low, and the numbers of these girls dropping out of education are increasing. Our project will address physical and social barriers to education to reverse this trend, and ensure that 2,050 disabled girls in 50 primary schools in the Lake Region receive a full, quality and inclusive primary education.

This project is one of 19 Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) ‘Innovation projects’ funded by the UK government. The GEC will help up to a million of the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education. The initiative calls on non-governmental organisations, charities and the private sector to find better ways of getting girls in school and ensuring they receive a quality of education to transform their future.

These projects present significant innovation, including technological innovations, developing new partnerships, adapting proven solutions for new geographies, communities or age groups, and engaging females in decision-making processes.