Kenya

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

33% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

8,318,181 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

7,686,730 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

23%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

75

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

45%

Source: DHS, 2014

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

75%

Source: DHS, 2014

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

12

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 87%

  • Male 81%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 75%

  • Male 66%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 39%

  • Male 46%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 4%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 3%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school
  • Female 24%

  • Male 17%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Programs Back to Top

Network/Convening/Conference

AMPLIFY Girls Collective

Research Project/Report/Study

AMPLIFY: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

ARK Secondary School Education Program

Project/Program

Accelerated Learning Program

Project/Program

Accelerated Learning in the Classroom Program

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls Initiative - Kenya

Project/Program

Adolescent Girls' Programming Community of Practice

Research Project/Report/Study

Advancing Learning Outcomes for Transformational Change (A LOT-Change)

Project/Program

Advancing Learning Outcomes for Transformational Change (A Lot-Change) III

Project/Program

African Women Making A Difference

Research Project/Report/Study

Afya Pwani

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Afya kwa Elimu Project

Project/Program

Alternative Rite of Passage

Research Project/Report/Study

Anasoma

Project/Program

BEST Girls- Being Empowered, Strong and Together

Project/Program

Break free program

Project/Program

Bridge the Technology Gap

Project/Program

Building Schools

Project/Program

COVID-19 Response in Kenya

Project/Program

COVID-19 Response – Leaders of Learning

Project/Program

Capacity Building of Grassroots Organizations

Project/Program

Center of Worth

Child Development Programs

Network/Convening/Conference

Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi (CGC Nairobi)

Project/Program

Community Action Plan

Project/Program

Community Grants Program

Project/Program

Community-Based Teaching Assistants Fellowship (CBTAF)

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Data-Driven Advocacy for Girls' Education in Emergencies in Africa

Project/Program

Dottie Scholarship Program

Project/Program

Draw Your Dreams

Project/Program

Early Childhood Care Development and Education (ECDDE)

Educate! Experience - Leadership and Entrepreneurship Course

Project/Program

Educated and Confident

Project/Program

Education Access and Equity

Project/Program

Education Program

Project/Program

Education Support Program

Project/Program

Education and Mentorship

Project/Program

Education and Skills— Pastoralist Education

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Education and Training

Project/Program

Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Project/Program

Education for Life

Project/Program

Education in Emergencies

Research Project/Report/Study

Estimating the Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of World University Service of Canada’s Remedial Education Program in Dadaab and Kakuma in Kenya

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of the Nia Project

Project/Program

Expanding Access to Education for Teenage Mothers in Kenya

Project/Program

Feminist and Youth-led Action (FAYA)

Project/Program

Fighting Period Poverty— Monthly sanitary pad distributions at school

Project/Program

Food for Education

Project/Program

Four Pillar Approach— Child-focused Community Development Program

Project/Program

Four Pillars PLUS

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Funding For Girls Education Programs

Project/Program

GSL: COVID-19 Response Research

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender Empowerment

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equality Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equality Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equity Initiative

Project/Program

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girl Child Education Fund

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Girls Education in Emergencies Project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Girls Voices Initiative (GVI)

Project/Program

Girls for Leaders Club

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Project/Program

Global Engagement Initiative

Project/Program

Happy Home Orphanage

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Healthy Choices and Life-Skills Empowerment Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: "Not Any Girl"

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: 160 Girls Project Virtual Justice Clubs

Project/Program

Homabay County: Adult Learning Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Advocacy for Safe Community

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Better Together

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Business For Good (B1G1)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Combination Comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and Advocacy

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Comprehensive Care, Treatment and Advocacy

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Dream, Believe, Repeat

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Economic Empowerment and Food Security

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Economic Livelihood Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: Education Empowerment and GBV

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Education Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Education and Mentorship

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Environment and Resource Stewardship (EARS)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Feed for the Future

Project/Program

Homabay County: Gender Based Violence and Mitigation

Homabay County: Gender based advocacy and empowerment program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Girls Enrollment program/School Re-entry

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Global Glow

Project/Program

Homabay County: Gwasi Integrated Community Empowerment Program-GICEP

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Health and Education Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: Healthy Choices Program

Homabay County: Homa Bay Childrens home Child Welfare Innitiative

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: INUKA Program (Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Inuka Program (TMTK)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Kageno Public Schools Feeding Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Keep A Girl In School (KAGIS)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Kenya AIDS Response Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Library Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: MasterCard Foundation COVID–19 Project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Maternal, Child Health, GBV and School Based Literacy

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Mental Capacity Build Up

Homabay County: Mental Health Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: Mentorship and Career Development

Project/Program

Homabay County: Nuru Ya Mtoto

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Nyokal Local Right Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Orphans and Vulnerable Care and Advocacy Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Homabay County: Orphans and Vulnerable Support Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: RAFIKI

Project/Program

Homabay County: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: Shirikisho Crafts

Project/Program

Homabay County: Sponsorship Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Steven Lewis Foundation (SLF)

Project/Program

Homabay County: Student Sponsorship Program

Homabay County: Success for Girls

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Sustained Inclusive Civic Education Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: The Her Voice Fund

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: To building and Uplifting the young and the entire Community

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Uzazi Salama Program

Project/Program

Homabay County: Victoria Friendly Montessori Education Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Vukisha Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Homabay County: Water and Sanitation Program

Project/Program

How Refugee Children in Kenya are Continuing to Learn During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Project/Program

How cash transfers help girls continue their education in Kenya

Project/Program

How radio acts as an education tool to help girls continue learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Human Rights Education and Activism

Project/Program

IBUKA Women and Girl Empowerment

Research Project/Report/Study

IPA: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

Judah Education Centre

Project/Program

Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP Project)

Project/Program

Kerwa Child and Family Programme

Project/Program

Kilifi County: AGECS - Adolescent Girls

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Abaki Shule

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Accelerating Health Advocacy Through AGOIW Engagement

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Adolescent and Young People HIV Prevention

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Aid Education

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Basic Education

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Beacon Teachers Education Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Building A Future

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Building Future

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Changing The Way We Care

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Economic Empowerment

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Kilifi County: Education (Gapeka)

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Education (Solidarieta Kenya)

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Education (Zawadi CBO)

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Education Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Education Programme

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Education and Empowerment

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Empowerment

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: End Gender Based Violence

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Ending Violence Against Girls and Women Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Erevuka Dada

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Faya

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Gender Based Violence And Child Protection

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Gifting Smiles Mentorship and Education Support

Project/Program

Kilifi County: HIV Prevention for Adolescent Girls, Youth and Women

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Haki Yetu Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Health Care Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Health Club

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Holistic Action Project for Young Adolescents (HAPA)

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Igniting Boda Boda Giving to Support Girls Education

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Kudzecha Women Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Menstrual Hygiene

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Mentor Mama Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Mob-Lib Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Mwembeni Technical Training Institute

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Nijitegemee

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Nilinde

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Nyatera Disability Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Pamoja for Transformation Trust

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Reproductive Health Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Safisha Dada

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Scholarship Program

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Scholarship and Mentorship Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: School GBV Talk

Project/Program

Kilifi County: School Sponsorship and Economic and Social Empowerment

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Sexual Gender Based Violence/Covid-19

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kilifi County: Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender based Violence

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Tawfiq Hospital

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Teen Mum Go to School Project

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Tujitegemee

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Tuungane Feeding programme

Project/Program

Kilifi County: Vocational And Youth Empowerment Programme

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Kuria Girls Project

Project/Program

Leadership Academies for Girls

Project/Program

Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Leading with Evidence to Achieve Real Reform Now (LEARRN)

Project/Program

Learn4Work

Project/Program

Learning through Education and Access to Employment Pathways (LEAP)

Project/Program

Let our Girls Succeed - Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu

Project/Program

Life Skills Program

Project/Program

LitClub

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Research Project/Report/Study

Maintaining Learning Continuity During School Closure: Community Health Volunteer Support for Marginalized Girls in Kenya

Project/Program

Mentor, Educate, Empower & Employ HER

Project/Program

Mission with a Vision

Project/Program

NIGEE Vocational Training Centre

Project/Program

Narok County: 3K Project Kunoresha, Kudumisha na Kulinda)

Project/Program

Narok County: Adolescent Health Program

Project/Program

Narok County: COVID Resilience Support

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: DARUBINI YA WANAWAKE (WOMEN AS COMMUNITY MIRROR)

Project/Program

Narok County: EDUCATION AND CHILD PROTECTION

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Education Sponsorship Program

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Narok County: Education for all

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Education for pregnant and early prostitution teenage girls

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Empower Her Project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: End FGM , back to school program

Project/Program

Narok County: Ewangan Enkutoto Sponsorship program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: FGM and Education

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Narok County: Fistula awareness program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Future Chances

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: GALVANIZE project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Girl's Education (Rescued girls) and Advocacy

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Girls and women engagement program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Home for the homeless

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Human Rights

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Let's fight Gender Based Violence

Project/Program

Narok County: Maa Youth K-onnect Program

Project/Program

Narok County: Maasai Gender and community resilience project

Project/Program

Narok County: Manyatta Libs

Project/Program

Narok County: OLOIP LANG' EDUCATION PROGRAM

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Osiligi girls rescue

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Osotua Safety and Education Program for rescued girls

Project/Program

Narok County: Registered children sponsorship management

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Residential program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: STREET CHILDREN EDUCATION AND GENDER MAINSTREAMING

Project/Program

Narok County: Samoei commuity development program

Research Project/Report/Study

Narok County: Schools Motivation and Psycho Education

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Sexual Reproductive Health Program for Girls and Women

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Shakenisho uplift a child

Project/Program

Narok County: Smart Government Project

Project/Program

Narok County: Teenage mothers employment programme

Project/Program

Narok County: Teenage mothers employment programme

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Narok County: Youth let's Dialogue

Project/Program

Narok County: clean water and food security

Advocacy Campaign/Project

National Partner Support

Project/Program

No One Out Project (NOO Project)

Project/Program

One Girl Can Mentor Program

Project/Program

One Girl Can Scholarship Program

Project/Program

Operation Come To School Project

Project/Program

Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Youth Program

Project/Program

Our Right to Learn – Reaching the Unreached

Project/Program

Our Sisters Read

Project/Program

Out-of-School Girls' Empowerment Program

Project/Program

Out-of-School Youth Bootcamps

Project/Program

Overseers Education Centre

Research Project/Report/Study

Partnership for Research on Progress and Resilience in Education (PREPARE)

Research Project/Report/Study

Population Council - Kenya: COVID-19 Response Research

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Provide Tele-Psychosocial Support

Project/Program

RACHEL (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning)

Project/Program

Rescue Dada Centre Sponsorship Program

Project/Program

SOMESHA Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Safe Space/House for Survivors of GBV, FGM, Child Marriages, Samburu Beading

Project/Program

Scholarship Program

Project/Program

School Solutions

Project/Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project/Program

Second Chance

Project/Program

Second Chance Project

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Project/Program

Sexual Reproductive Health Education in Schools

Project/Program

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Project/Program

Starkid School and Rescue Centre

Research Project/Report/Study

Strengthening Monitoring and Reporting of Attacks on Education

Project/Program

Supporting Access for Adolescents to Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (Safire)

Project/Program

Supporting Remote Learning

Teacher Professional Development

Project/Program

Teacher Training and Support

Project/Program

The ABCs of Sex Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Project/Program

The Future is Now! Building knowledge and skills base of adolescent girls for a productive adult life.

Project/Program

The Gender and Development Programme

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of COVID-19 on Young Women

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of Training for Market-Oriented Farming on Farmer Livelihoods in Kenya

Research Project/Report/Study

The Nia Project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Turkana County: Education

Project/Program

Turkana County: Education

Project/Program

Turkana County: Education Program

Project/Program

Turkana County: GIRL - H Program

Project/Program

Turkana County: Gender Responsive Education

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Turkana County: Girl Child Mentorship Programme

Project/Program

Turkana County: Higher Education Programme - Certificate, Diploma and Degree

Project/Program

Turkana County: Learning for Life Project

Project/Program

Turkana County: Mobile Education

Project/Program

Turkana County: OUT OF SCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL GIRLS PROJECT

Project/Program

Turkana County: School Outreach Program

Project/Program

Turkana County: School Wash Program

Project/Program

Turkana County: School feeding program

Project/Program

Turkana County: Skills Training Project

Project/Program

Turkana County: Turkana Mentorship Program

Project/Program

Turkana County: Youth Empowerment and Gender

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Turkana County: Youth and women empowerment

Project/Program

Tuseme Dada

Project/Program

Tuungane In School Mentorship Program

Research Project/Report/Study

Understanding pre- and post-COVID-19 landscapes to build back better for girls with disabilities

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

Vumilia Children's Home

Project/Program

Water and Sanitation

Network/Convening/Conference

Webinar: Using a gender lens to address COVID-19 response in refugee settings

Project/Program

Wezesha Elimu Project

Project/Program

Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change (YWA)

Project/Program

Youth Clubs

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth First Kenya

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth Think Tank

Project/Program

Youth and Women Health: Education, Health, Social, Economic and Political Development

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