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Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya Program

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Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya (EMACK) aims to improve access and retention rates for primary school students in historically underserved groups, especially in Nairobi, Coast and North Eastern provinces.

EMACK’s support for improved school management, which is implemented in partnership with other non-governmental organizations and Kenya’s Ministry of Education, ranges from developing mobile libraries for nomadic communities’ schools to teacher training and small grants for school improvement in urban settlements. The project trains teachers on how to manage large class sizes and how to promote active learning, as well how to provide guidance and life skills training to upper primary students. EMACK’s Whole School approach engages parents and community stakeholders in children’s learning processes, develops a community of reading, and supports identification of school challenges and solutions by School Management Committees.

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Community health workers also participated in training of children’s caregivers on parenting skills so that they may integrate the training into their day-to-day work with parents.
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