It has been well documented that education is the most powerful weapon one can use to survive in the current millennium. For today’s generation, knowledge and communication skills are an absolute necessity. For Kenya, the country’s’ one its ultimate successes will lie in its ability to give equal access to all candidates and provide qualified skills into the labour market that will enhance the drive to achieving both global and national development goals. A big hindrance to achieving this though lies in is the acute poverty level in the some of the rural areas of Kenya. As Kenya continues to improve an underfunded school system with school reforms that promise institutional changes in structure and curriculum design, it is recognised that challenges remain. Although primary and high school fees have been abolished by the government, cost for indirect fees such as xx place additional burden on the most vulnerable families and this leads to a steady increase in the number of dropouts. A 2010 report by UNESCO showed that in Kenya, 1 million children and youth remain out of school, and over 7.8 million youth and adults find it difficult to read and write. Schools continue to lack teachers, adequate infrastructure, textbooks, and other learning resources. Many schools in the area in the remote areas of Kenya continue to lack adequate infrastructure, teachers, textbooks and other learning resources. To combat this and to support the national and county governments’ development goals, Lewa has implemented different initiatives to bridge the gaps in the provision of quality education in the region. Lewa continues to support the following programs.
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