Hon. Naisula Lesuuda hosted CS of Education Amina Mohammed and UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality Ms Joanna Roper who was visiting on the invitation of the CS in Samburu West. They were accompanied by Ministry officials, British Deputy High Commissioner and officials from the British Council.
The Governor Samburu County, His Excellency Moses Lenolkulal, was also in attendance emphasized that Education is among his top 3 agenda.
DEB Maralal Primary School will receive Ksh 2M, while Ksh 5M will go to Moi Girls and a dormitory will be constructed in Lorubae Primary. This is courtesy of CS Amina Mohammed’s commitment to improving the infrastructure of schools to promote academic excellence.
CS Amina and Ms Joanna are the co-chairs of a global campaign dubbed ’12 years of quality education for all girls’.They inspected several initiatives in Samburu West that aim at achieving ’12 years of quality education for all girls’, milestone.
One of these successes in Samburu Wet is DEB Maralal Primary School with a school population of over 2000 has the highest enrollment of pupils and also integrates children living with disabilities. Also, there is a “Girls for Girls” club, a Rescue Center and a British Council ICT Hub set up under the British Council/Microsoft Badiliko programme in the school.
At Moi Girls Secondary, there is the Girl Generation (TGG) Programme that aims at ending FGM which goes hand in hand with the local community’s commitment to keeping their girls in school in Lorubae. Key areas remain enrollment, retention and transition.
Hon. Lesuuda introduced CS Amina and Ms Joanna to Mr Abdi Kadir, The Head Teacher of Mwangaza Muslim Mixed Day Secondary School who is a Top 50 Global Teacher Finalist (2018), a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator and a BC Core Skills Validated Trainer.
The Governor Samburu County, His Excellency Moses Lenolkulal, who was in attendance reiterated that Education is among his top 3 agenda.
Hon. Lesuuda stressed on the need for inter-county border schools to promote peace and cohesion among bordering communities keep all students in school and especially the girls who have to overcome many odds to make it through school.