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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kakenya Ntaiya: Bringing Education to Kenya’s Girls

National Geographic – Hannah Bloch

“Kakenya Ntaiya, a pioneering education activist in Kenya and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2013, putting her in the running for CNN Hero of the Year. For the past five years, the boarding school she started in her own village of Enoosaen, 250 miles outside Nairobi, has educated Maasai girls from the fourth through eighth grades, giving them the foundation to continue their schooling in high school and beyond.”(more)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Kenya: Angelina Jolie’s School Helps Kenyan Girls

All Africa – Manuel Odeny

“Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie has built a school in Kakuma refugee camp that is helping refugee girls to learn life skills.”(more)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kenya: One Million Kenyan Children Still Out of School – Report

AllAfrica.com – Joseph Kariuki

“One million children are still out of school in Kenya two years to the deadline set by government to realize Universal Primary Education by 2015.”(more)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Kenyan Slum School Offers Free Education for Girls

VOA News – Jill Craig

“Founded in 2009, the Kibera School for Girls offers free tuition, uniforms, books, and meals to qualifying girls in the Nairobi slum of Kibera, where a good education is difficult to find. The school is the first to offer free education for girls in the area and it garners support from the surrounding community by providing residents with much-needed services.”(more)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kenya: Quality Education Core for Equal Opportunities

AllAfrica.com – Ndung’u Wainaina

“A high quality non-discriminatory education system contributes fundamentally to social cohesion, stability and equality. It forms a foundational basis for effective competition of a country, economic dynamism and healthy, informed and active democracy.”(more)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kenya: Rethink Teaching of Science, Maths

AllAfrica.com – Dr. Alex O. Awiti

“The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Kenya Government recently signed a $43 million loan agreement. The funds will go towards improving the quality and relevance in engineering education at the university level.”(more)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Kenya: Free Education Fails to Keep One Million Children in School

All Africa – Kennedy Lesiew

““OVER a million children are still out of school despite government’s introduction of free primary education nine years ago, education officials have said.”(more)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kenya: Prime Minister Wants Engineering Taught in Upper Primary

AllAfrica.com – Lordrick Mayabi

“Prime Minister Raila Odinga now wants technical and engineering subjects included in the education curriculum from class five. Odinga…said that students need to be grounded in mathematics, science and technology early enough.” (more)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kenya: New Bill to Streamline School Curricula

AllAfrica.com – Lydia N. Nzomo

“…the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Bill has been developed…The Bill will empower the Institute to design curricular that emphasizes on acquisition of transferable knowledge and 21st century skills such as creativity; critical thinking…” (more)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Your brain and the Internet

The Charlotte Observer – Kay McSpadden

“Is the Internet making us crazy? That’s the question posed by a recent Newsweek article by senior writer Tony Dokoupil. He suggests that neither the technology itself nor the content is responsible for the behavioral changes linked to Internet use.”(more)