Research shows that girls’ education is strongly associated with delayed marriage. Girls with secondary schooling are up to six times less likely to marry as children when compared to girls who have little or no education (UNICEF 2007). Our education strategy aims at increasing the rates of school admission, retention and completion.
“Education is the greatest weapon against poverty, child marriage, teenage pregnancy and most of the most demanding issues affecting the existence of humanity.” To be in position to achieve the vision and mission of the organization, this thematic area concentrates on projects which promote an equal & quality education opportunities for both boys and girls with priority given to keeping children in school and enabling their completion of the full education cycle.
GOAL OF THE KEEP ME IN SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
Facilitate every child with an equal opportunity to quality education and to be in position to use this education to foster the development of his/her homestead, community and country.
OBJECTIVES OF THE KEEP ME IN SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
_All Children have an equal access to a good quality education especially for the girl child & disabled children.
– Establishing a school environment with structures to retain children in school and efforts to reach out to children not in school with the direct involvement of parents, communities and concerned stakeholders.
– Nurturing the cognitive, social and ethical development of children.