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In many places around the world it is difficult to be a girl. Girls may have more chores and less time for school. Poverty, societal attitudes and poor performance often push girls to drop out of school in much higher rates than boys. But education can be the ticket to a brighter future, leading to healthier, more productive and food-secure households. This is why Farm Radio International is supporting the promotion of girls’ education in some of the places where it is most difficult to be a girl.
The Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP) aims to improve the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged girls by keeping them in school. Led by our strategic partner World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Windle Trust Kenya, this project is supporting education for girls and boys in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps as well as the nearby communities of Turkana West and Fafi-Lagdera.
This support includes teacher training, establishing boys and girls clubs and providing textbooks, study lamps and latrines to boys and girls. Promoting girls’ education also needs community support. So Farm Radio International has partnered with Dadaab FM on a radio campaign to generate parent and community support for girls’ education in these four communities.
This project is funded by the UK Government through the Girls Education Challenge, a program of the Department for International Development.