Education

Education for all.

IIRR and partners focus their efforts on ensuring access to education and improving its quality. Education is a right, not a privilege.

Pastoralist Education Program

In partnership with education authorities, we help design the appropriate learning models that are compatible with the pastoralist and nomadic cultures and lifestyles of our communities.—with a special focus on empowering girls and increasing their enrollment and retention rates.

To be able to focus in school, children must have their basic needs guaranteed. These needs are simple:

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Schools inside cattle camps, shepherd classes in the morning and evening (Flexible time for kids to learn herd makes it attractive for parents support)
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Girls hostels to provide safe learning environment
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Economic support to build confidence, ownership and continuity
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Clean water for drinking and sanitation.
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A reading light to be able to do their homework at night (especially for girls who do household chores during the day, and only have time to read at night)
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Advocacy for protection of girls against gender based violence and bullying in schools and communities by forming solidarity groups like mothers action groups
Through capacity building of local organizations, governments, parents’ associations, and communities, IIRR designs, implements, and monitors education programs for pastoralists in East Africa. By placing a strong focus on the education of local communities, IIRR is promoting leadership and sustainable development at the grass-roots level, enabling communities to develop and implement lasting solutions to poverty.