Despite progress, girls and women continue to be discriminated against in accessing education and within education systems. There are many reasons that prevent girls from going to school. Poverty, pregnancy, school-based violence, child marriage and discriminatory gender norms are some of the major obstacles to girls’ education. School fees, the threat of violence on the […]CONTINUE READING
Every child deserves a quality education which includes a gender equality dimension. Macheo’s mission in the education domain is to increase children’s access to quality education. We are guided by three common principle: children are ready for schools, schools are ready for children, parents and community are ready to play their role. We come up […]CONTINUE READING
Every school holiday Macheo Children’s Centre Organizes seminars for the Secondary School Program students to equip them with life skills that allows them to create a life plan and equip them with skills to take steps toward achieving their goals. The seminar is structured in a way that each student receives encouragement in becoming more […]CONTINUE READING
While Kenya has made progress in increasing access to primary school education, secondary school participation for girls remains low. One of the main reasons for the low enrollment of girls in secondary education is the persistent high level of poverty, especially in urban slums and rural areas. Most families are unable to cover the cost […]CONTINUE READING
In Kenya, primary school education is compulsory. However, the transition rate from primary to secondary school is still very low. According to Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (Kippra), the survival rate from class one to form four is below 20% while those who survive to university are less than 2%. Girls are […]CONTINUE READING
More than half of secondary-school-aged girls are not enrolled in secondary school in Kenya. The major reason is due to extreme poverty especially in rural areas and slums. Research has provided overwhelming evidence that education improves health and productivity, and that the poor people gain more. Educating a child is essential to economic and social […]CONTINUE READING
Poverty is one of the major challenges that deter many children in Kenya from realizing their full potential. In addition, HIV/AIDS is another factor that has contributed to higher number of orphans, who are left with no one to take care of them. Onesmus Kimanth is one of the children who have benefited from Macheo […]CONTINUE READING
In Kenya, disabled children face many challenges such as being stigmatized and some are even neglected. Needy families are the most affected since they cannot afford few and expensive special schools available.
Caroline Maleve from Kiandutu slum in Thika was lucky to be admitted in Joy Town special primary school, through the support of Macheo Children’s Centre. See how Carol is progressing…
In Kenya there are many children who live in streets due to poverty and other related problems. Today meet Vinias, who went to live in streets of Nairobi after the death of his mother.
Vinias faced many problems in the streets to a point of losing hope for a better future; he now lives a decent life after Macheo Joyous project supported him…..