Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • Many primary school lack access to safe clean drinking water during school hours, although the importance of water and sanitary facilities for schools is acknowledged, in practice the water situation in many schools in Thika district is deplorable, and frequently not safe for children. Many schools suffer from non-existent, insufficient or broken water supply. Lack […]

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  • The Ministry of Education has implemented a number of policies in an attempt to address the inhibiting costs of accessing schools, most notably that of declaring schools fee-free. Despite these initiatives by the government access to school still remains a challenge. Poverty, ignorance and HIV/AIDS have rendered many vulnerable children not to go to school […]

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  • Macheo Children’s Centre believes that delivery of good-quality education is ultimately contingent on what happens in the classroom, and teachers are in the front line of service. The most important determinant of educational quality is the teacher. Teachers often do not have the opportunity for further training or to share experiences with other teachers. They […]

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  • Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC) constitute the most vulnerable members of the society because they lack the most basic needs such as food, health care, shelter and education. In addition they are stigmatized, thus exposing them to further abuse and exploitation. At the community and family level there is increased stress on the extended families […]

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