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Early Learning & Basic Education Programmes

Tusome Programmes

Since Independence in 1963, the Government of Kenya has recognized the importance of education both as a basic right as well as a tool for achieving Social Economic development

The current primary school population is estimated at 10.4 million children in both public and private primary schools. This rapid growth in primary school population is largely attributed to the introduction of Free Primary Education by the Government in 2002 and other interventions. The enrolment in our schools indicate that Kenya is on track to achieve the Education For All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Commitments by 2015.

School Meals Programme

BACKGROUND

The Kenya’s constitution 2010, Article 43 states that, “the right of every child to be free from hunger and to have adequate food of acceptable quality including clean and safe water in adequate quantities and above all right to education”  gives us mandate to ensure that the child access adequate and safe food . Health and nutrition have significant impact on the overall educational achievements of school-age children. Ensuring that children are well fed, healthy and able to learn is essential to the effectiveness of an education system.

The ministry of education  with technical support of WFP have jointly implemented the school meal programs in food insecure regions of Kenya since 1980 with the objectives to encouraging parents to enroll and keep their children in schools and to encourage pupils to learn these school  meal program has been implemented on five year phases since the inception.The SMP programme encompass provision of a mid-day meal to public primary school children in Arid and Semi-Arid Sub-Counties and the informal settlements of Nairobi.  By 2008 1.2 million pupils were beneficiaries of the program and this has increased the number of beneficiaries to 1.6 million  in Arid and selected schools in Semi-Arid lands.

The school meals have contributed immensely to address the challenges affecting access to quality education in Kenya. The homegrown school meals(HGMSP)  have expanded to become one of the Kenyans key flagship projects that encourage children from food insecure households to attending school regularly. The program is therefore a major education investment that has contributed to enhanced access on primary school education.

MODE OF SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM

There are various school meals feeding program in school which included In-Kind and, cash transfer and community welfare among others. In school health nutrition and meal program  we implement the program using In-Kind and Cash Transfer.

In in kind program, this involves procuring Food commodities from central place then transported to the Sub-Counties before the Sub-County Director of Education (SCDE) distributes the food commodities to schools.  This covers 10 Arid Counties. The Counties include; (Baringo (Tiaty, Marigat, Baringo North, Mogotio East and East Pokot), Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, Turkana, Wajir, West Pokot (North Pokot).

On  cash transfer,  the ministry prepares cash payment schedules , cash is transferred to a subsidiary bank to beneficiary’s schools account , school committee manages schools accounts ,there is a special account for schools’ meals only, termly allocation per  school is  based on verified enrollment at the end of the term ,number of school days in the term, transfer value’; per child per day rate and minus :bank account balances and food carried over stock from the previous term. Once the funds credited at school account, procurement of food commodities goes through competitive tender process, following the guidelines as advise by the ministry.

The arid counties  benefiting from the program are 10 namely , Baringo,Elgeyo Marakwet,Garissa,Isiolo,Mandera,Marsabit,Samburu,Turkana,TanaRiver,Wajir, Westpokot.

SUMMARY OF ARID COUNTIES, SUB- COUNTIES AND SCHOOLS FOR INKIND PROGRAM

COUNTY  NUMBER OF  SCHOOLS
Baringo 472
Garissa 198
Isiolo 105
Mandera 293
Marsabit 177
Samburu 168
Tana River 169
Turkana 408
Wajir 258
West Pokot 607
Grand Total 2855

CASH TRANSFER (HOMEGROWN MEAL PROGRAM)

Cash transfer is implemented in semi-arid and urban informal settlement scheme. Those in Semi Arid counties are in selected sub counties and includes  Baringo (Baringo Central), Elgeyo Marakwet(Keiyo South,Marakwet East And West), Embu(Mbeerenorth And Mbeere South) , Kajiado(Isinya, Kajiado Central ,Kajiado West,Loitokitok And Mashuuru), Kilifi(Ganze,Kaloleni ,Malindi And Magarini), Kitui(Ikutha,Katulani,Kyuso,Lower,Yatta,Mumoni,Mutitu,Mutomo,Mwingi Central,Mwingi East, Tseikuru), Kwale(Kinango, Lungalunga And Matuga), Laikipia(Laikipia  Central , Laikipia East,Laikipia North,Laikipia West And Nyahururu0,Lamu(Lamu),Machakos(AthiRiver,Kalama,Machakos,Masinga,Matungulu ,Mwala) Maukeni(Kathozweni,Kibwezi,Makindu,MbooniEast And Nzaui),Narok (Narok East, Narok North ,Narok South And Narok West) ,Nyeri (Kieni East,Kieni West And Nyeri Central), Taita Taveta(Mwatate,Taveta, Voi) And  Tharaka Nithi(Maara, Tharakanorth And Tharaka South ). Nairobi has been included  as an Informal Settlement scheme with households affected  with poverty  in Dogerreti, Kamkunji,Kangemi, Kawangware, Kibera, Korogocho, Lower Kabete, Makongeni, Mathare, Mukuru and Westlands.

SUMMARY COUNTIES, SUB COUNTIES AND SCHOOLS IN CASH TRANSFER (HOMEGROWN MEAL PROGRAM)

NO COUNTY SUB COUNTY  SCHOOL
1 Baringo   29
Baringo Central 29
2 Elgeyo Marakwet   86
Keiyo South 42
Marakwet East 34
Marakwet West 10
3 Embu   113
Mbeere North 51
Mbeere South 62
4 Kajiado   148
Isinya 7
Kajiado Central 46
Kajiado West 36
Loitoktok 22
Mashuru 37
5 Kilifi   107
Ganze 47
Kaloleni 19
Magarini 21
Malindi 20
6 Kitui   413
Ikutha 50
Katulani 11
Kyuso 20
Lower Yatta 54
Mumoni 30
Mutitu 52
Mutomo 43
Mwingi Central 70
Mwingi East 75
Tseikuru 8
7 Kwale   132
Kinango 38
Lunga 89
Matuga 5
8 Laikipia   148
Laikipia Central 30
Laikipia East 12
Laikipia North 21
Laikipia West 74
Nyahururu 11
9 Lamu   23
Lamu 23
10 Machakos   272
Athi River 15
Kalama 39
Machakos 4
Masinga 135
Matungulu 41
Mwala 38
11 Makueni   218
Kathonzweni 56
Kibwezi 63
Makindu 39
Mbooni East 18
Nzaui 42
12 Nairobi   54
Dagoretti 16
KAMUKUNJI 1
Kangemi 4
Kawangware 2
Kibera 8
Korogocho 3
Lower Kabete 1
Makongeni 4
Mathare 9
Mukuru 5
Westlands 1
13 Narok   97
Narok East 44
Narok North 7
Narok South 45
Narok West 1
14 Nyeri   55
Kieni East 24
Kieni West 29
Nyeri Central 2
15 Taita taveta   45
Mwatate 10
Taveta 18
Voi 17
16 Tharaka Nithi   135
MAARA 3
Tharaka North 63
THARAKA SOUTH 69
    Grand Total 2075

CURRENT BUDGET FY 2021/2022

Commodity Enrolment Quantity Price Total
1 Rice 851987 120802 5,300.00 640,250,600.00
2 Beans 851987 22341 9,000.00 201,069,000.00
3 Vegetable Oil 851987 12567 4,000.00 50,268,000.00
4 Salt 851987 5027 580.00 2,915,660.00
5 Cash Transfer 673318     (22 days)   148,129,960.00
6 Corn Soya 732658 171149 3,665.00 627,261,085.00
7 Hire of Transport       142,057,084.00
8 AIE allocation       37,742,000.00
9 Monitoring Funds       7,000,000.00
    Allocated Funds 1,856,693,389 G.TOTAL 1,856,693,389.00
    Balance 0.00    

 

REVISED BUDGET FY 2021/2022

Commodity Enrolment Units Quantity  Unit Price (Kshs) Total Cost
Rice(Sindano)Ahero 851987  5okg bag      47,000 5,500.00 258,500,000.00
Rice (Mwea Pure Pishori) 851987  50kg bag      60,000 8,000.00 480,000,000.00
Beans (Mwitemania) 851987 90kg bag 25749 9,000.00 231,741,000.00
Vegetable Oil 851987 20Ltrs Jer. Can 12780 3,800.00 48,564,000.00
Salt 851987 20kg bales 5112 715.00 3,655,080.00
Cash Transfer 673318                  (22 days)     148,129,960.00
Corn Soya Blend (GoK) 732658 25kg bag 158254 3,250.00 514,325,500.00
Corn Soya Blend (World Bank) 280331 25kg bag 60615 3,250.00 196,998,750.00
Hire of Transport         138,442,502.00
AIE allocation         37,742,000.00
Monitoring Funds         10,094,595.00
Hire of storage facility (NCPB)         4,500,000.00
  Allocated Funds (World Bank) 197,000,000.00   Grand. TOTAL 2,072,693,387.00
  Allocated Funds (GoK 1,955,693,387.00      
  Grand Total Alok. 2,152,693,387.00      
           

 

COUNTIES SUMMARY AND PUPILS FOR CORN SOYA BLEND (CSB)

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION  
  COUNTIES ON INKIND SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAMME  
  COUNTY ENROLLMENT
1 Baringo 93360
2 Garissa 58559
3 Isiolo 28424
4 Mandera 100432
5 Marsabit 51708
6 Samburu 53175
7 Tana River 51214
8 Turkana 148286
9 Wajir 65453
10 West Pokot 183426
  TOTAL 834037
  GPE CORN SOYA BLEND FOR ECDE  
  ASALS COUNTIES ENROLMENT ASALS
1 Baringo 50699
2 Isiolo 9403
3 Garissa 10897
4 Mandera 28425
5 Marsabit 13263
6 Tana River 40372
7 Samburu 14146
8 Wajir 20458
9 West Pokot 47997
  TOTAL 235660
  URBAN SLUMS ENROLMENT
1 Kajiado 3005
2 Kiambu 3905
3 Kisumu 5779
4 Machakos 837
5 Mombasa 3843
6 Nairobi 12208
7 Nakuru 4169
8 Nyeri 721
9 Transnzoia 1377
10 Uasin Gishu 1068
  TOTAL 36912
  SNE SCHOOLS ENROLMENT
1 Baringo 252
2 Kajiado 193
3 Kiambu 1642
4 Kisumu 1195
5 Machakos 836
6 Mombasa 764
7 Nairobi 1466
8 Nakuru 863
9 Transnzoia 235
10 Uasin Gishu 313
  TOTAL 7759
     
  ASALS 235660
  URBAN 36912
  SNE 7759
   TOTAL 280331
     
    CORN SOYA  BLEND FOR GoK -GRADE 1-3  
  NAME ENROLMENT
1 Nairobi 37407
2 Nakuru 13319
3 Kisumu 12723
4 Uasin Gishu 3821
5 Kiambu 12909
6 Machakos 10863
7 Nyeri 4218
8 Transnzoia 3138
9 Mombasa 7902
10 Kajiado 10330
11 Samburu 23266
12 Baringo 56019
13 Isiolo 11815
14 Mandera 55228
15 Marsabit 23396
16 Wajir 34658
17 West Pokot 79967
18 Turkana 85634
19 Tana River 24296
20 Garissa 26108
21 Narok 61369
   TOTAL 598386
     
  GRAND TOTAL ENROLMENT  
  INKIND 834037
  GPE-CSB 280331
  GoK-CSB 598386
  GRAND TOTAL 1712754

 

SEMI ARID SCHOOLS THAT NEED INTERVVETION FOR CASH TRANSFER (HOMEGROWN) PROGRAM

COUNTY SCHOOLS
Baringo 98
Elgeyo Marakwet 235
Embu 126
Kajiado 201
Kilifi 269
Kitui 571
Kwale 127
Laikipia 137
Lamu 81
Machakos 168
Makueni 340
Nairobi 110
Narok 381
Nyeri 92
Taita taveta 119
Tharaka Nithi 146
TOTAL 3201

 

Secondary Quality Improvement Project

SOCIAL ASSESSMENT REPORT

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  MUNYOYOYA IN TANA RIVER COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  SAKUYE  IN MARSABIT COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  MALAKOTE  IN GARISSA COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  ILKUNONO  IN MARSABIT COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  ABASUBA IN HOMABAY COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  CHERANGANY IN WEST POKOT COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  OGIEK IN BUNGOMA COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  ELMOLO IN MARSABIT COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  NGIKEBOTOK IN TURKANA COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR SENGWER COMMUNITY IN WEST POKOT COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR RIBA COMMUNITY IN WAJIR COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR  WAATHA COMMUNITY IN KILIFI COUNTY

VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED GROUP PLAN FOR WAAYU COMMUNITY IN MARSABIT

ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP  APPLICATION FORM FOR 2021   

ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2021 ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PLAN

LIST OF ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP BENEFICIARIES F/Y 2019-2020

GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM OPERATIONAL MANUAL

CONSULTANCY TO ASSESS THE CAPACITY OF JOMO KENYATTA FOUNDATION TO REGULATE, COORDINATE AND MANAGE ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN PROVISION OF SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE SECONDARY EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

RECRUITMENT OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A STUDY TO ESTABLISH THE PREVALENCE AND FACTORS PROPAGATING GENDER- BASED AND STUDENTS’ VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS UNDER THE SECONDARY EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY FOR DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ADVOCACY, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND GENDER SENSITIZATION PROGRAMME FOR RETENTION OF UPPER PRIMARY PUPILS GRADE 7 & 8 UNDER THE SECONDARY EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (SEQIP- P160083)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY TO DESIGN AND SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF A SCHOLARSHIP, MENTORSHIP,GENDER SENSITISATION AND SOCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS UNDER THE SECONDARY EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (SEQIP- P160083)

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

TERMS OF REFERENCE – CONSULTANCY FOR INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF RESULTS IN SAMPLED TARGET SCHOOLS-ALLOCATED TEACHERS, SCHOOL BASED TEACHER SUPPORT SERVICES, PROVISION OF TEXTBOOKS, AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

PROJECT APPRAISSAL DOCUMENT

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION MANUAL

FINANCIAL MANUAL

PROJECT PROCUMENT STRATEGY FOR DEVELOPMENT

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION VULNERABLE AND MARGINIZED GROUPS FRAMEWORK REPORT

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

Girls' Education Challenge

The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) program seeks to help up to a million of the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education.

I Choose Life-Africa’s Jielimishe Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) Project is targeting to improve life chances of 10,123 marginalised girls and 6,890 boys from communities in Laikipia, Meru and Mombasa Counties. The five (5) year project, funded by the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DfID) will run from April 2017 to March 2022.

Building on the lessons learnt from Jielimishe GEC, the overall goal of Jielimishe GEC T is to improve the life chances of girls, 2,390 in primary school and 7,730 in secondary school using a holistic approach to complete a cycle of education, transition to the next level and demonstrate learning, as well as provide alternative pathways. Besides targeting girls as direct beneficiaries, the project also targets 6,980 boys (3,190 in upper primary and 3,790 in secondary schools).

Kenya Primary Education Development Project

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has approved a grant of USD 88.4 million to the Ministry of Education Science and Technology for the Kenya Primary Education Development project. The project covers the following four components:

Component 1: Improving early grade mathematics competencies

Component II: Strengthening Primary school management systems

Component III: Evidence based policy development

Component IV: Project management.

The project is expected to run from year 2015 – 2018. The World Bank is the Supervising Entity.

Project Beneficiaries

The project beneficiaries include:

  • 6 million pupils in grade 1 and 2 will benefit from improved early grade mathematics Textbooks
  • 40,000 teachers will benefit from new methodologies of early grade mathematics instruction through improved in-service training and regular pedagogical supervision and support
  • 3 million pupils in participating schools will benefit from more effective and present teachers as well as improved teaching-learning inputs
  • Head teachers and BoMs will receive guidance and support in school improvement planning and be empowered to implement plans to improve their school performance
  • Parents and Communities whose aspirations will be met through greater information and enhanced voice in school management for improving quality of education
  • Education system administrators will benefit from improved information and accountability through up to date Education Management Information System (EMIS) data and school audit
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National Talent Programme

The goal of this programme is to create a culture of creativity, innovation, curiosity and productive entrepreneurship among out of school youth in Kenya. The aspirations of this programme is to apply Science, Technology and Innovation to enable the youth become innovators and job creators. Under this programme, the youth are provided with opportunities and services to help them acquire scientific, technological and innovative skills using their existing knowledge and experiences. In FY 2019/2020, the State Department for Post Training and Skills Development undertook a pilot programme, in collaboration with the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA), to create Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) through the application of science, technology and innovation. Under this Pilot, 80 youth from 8 Counties were trained.

National Industry Traineeship Programme

The State Department for Post Training and Skills Development maps industries that are ready to train the youth. Currently, the Department has mapped over 400 industries spread out in 36 Counties. The Department then sources and places the youth in these industries for training. The goal of this programme is to improve the employability and earning opportunities of out-of-school youth, through access to on-the-job training. In FY2020/21, the Department, in collaboration with Generation Kenya, has conducted the Pilot for this programme at Mega Couture EPZ industry, at Kilifi County. Under this Pilot, 300 youth were trained by Mega Couture EPZ industry as Sewing Machine Operators and thereafter employed by the industry.

KENYA PRIMARY EDUCATION EQUITY IN LEARNING PROGRAM

The Ministry of Education, State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education is implementing the Kenya Primary Education Equity in Learning (PEEL) Program in the period 2022-2025. The program was declared effective on 5th August, 2022. The program is funded by the World Bank (WB), with IDA credit of USD 160 Million and a grant from the refugee window of USD 40 Million and GOK counterpart funding of Kshs 1 Billion during the four year period of the Program implementation. 

The main financing instrument of PEELP is the Performance for Results (PforR) whereby disbursement of funds will be contingent on the achievement of specific results, as measured by the seven Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs).

The PforR is grounded in the Government’s NESSP II (2022 to 2026). NESSP II includes four pillars that are critical for addressing inequities in access to quality basic education: (i) access and participation; (ii) equity and inclusiveness; (iii) quality and relevance; and (iv) governance and accountability. Concerning regional access and quality, NESSP II aims to address regional disparities in access, and improvement in learning outcomes across the country. NESSP II also emphasizes girls’ education and refugees’ education as cross cutting issues.

Objectives of the program

The Development Objectives of the Program are:  To reduce regional disparities in learning outcomes, improve the retention of girls in upper primary education, and strengthen systems for delivering equitable education outcomes.

In the over four years of implementation, the Program is expected to directly benefit beneficiaries as follows:

a)    About six million learners in primary education (school grants, girl’s education interventions, school infrastructure development and school meals), including about 221,529 children in refugee hosting counties.

b)    About 117,900 refugee children in camp-based primary schools.

c)     Approximately 20,000 diploma teacher trainees in PTTCs.

d)    About 200,000 primary school teachers.

 

Project Documents

Stakeholders Engagement Plan

Environment and Social  Commitment Plan

Environmental and Social System Assessment