School Safe Zone Program
School safe zone program in West Pokot County aims at maintaining and contributing to improved access to quality basic education for children in West Pokot by addressing multiple barriers at the level of the individual student, the household, the community, and the school.
Distinctively, these project intents to increase children’s access to education through improved learning facilities, increased public awareness and strengthened participation and leadership of parents and teachers. The main targets are children aged 4-17 who are in and out- of-school and whose families are unable to meet basic needs or facing hunger. These include girls facing early marriage or a young pregnancy.
The project involves all relevant stakeholders, including the local government, and will seek to identify existing community assets and resources. This is important for continuity after the project period, e.g., by assisting women to access government UWEZO business grants or the women enterprise funds set aside for women.
The program priority areas include creation of safe learning environments, improvement of capacity of the teachers, school board of management members and parents, Students life skills training and data management and evidence building.
This project is implemented in the targeted public primary schools in West Pokot County.