The United Kingdom and Kenya will co-host a high-level summit mid this year to lead global action to educate every child.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed this when he donated a school bus to Ikonge Boys Secondary. The 46-seater bus was handed over to Nyamira Senator Okongo Omogeni at State House, Nairobi this morning at a brief ceremony attended by Governors Amos Kimwoni Nyaribo (Nyamira) and James Ongwae (Kisii) as well as Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i among other Gusii leaders.
Coronavirus has worsened the global education crisis, with 1.3 billion children – including 650 million girls – out of education at the peak of school closures.
The Government of Kenya has made education a central part of their strategy to become a newly industrialised nation by 2030. A Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner since 2005, Kenya has made impressive gains, achieving universal primary education and breaking down gender barriers to get as many girls as boys enrolling in school.