This spring Program Officer Linda Ulqini traveled to Kenya to gauge and experience progress in schools involved in the Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya (EMACK) project. EMACK has worked with 800 schools and thousands of communities across the Coastal, North Eastern, and Nairobi regions in Kenya. It has trained over 3,200 teachers and reached over 120,000 children. Outside Mombasa on the coast, Linda visited schools of all kinds – both formal public schools, and low-cost private schools started outside the public education system in the informal settlements that have sprung up around East Africa’s largest cities. After numerous trips to schools and communities involved with EMACK over the years, what strikes her is how different and important each individual school is. Read on to learn more.
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