GROW HOPES AND DREAMS
The majority of local families have received little or no formal education; the area is very poor with most families just about surviving as subsistence farmers and crops have been hit hard over the last couple of years due to drought throughout the region.
Timboni School, serving this extremely poor community, gives the universal right to education to some of the most marginalised children. Without this local school provision, children would need to travel a great distance for education or more typically join the 500,000 Kenyan children who still do not attend school.
Photo - Mixed age class of the oldest children aged 12-16 years, girls and boys in the newly opened 2018 classroom
The provision and encouragement of education for all, especially girls, is crucial to help break the cycle of poverty: educated girls are less likely to be married early, suffer in childbirth, less likely to contract HIV/Aids infection and an educated girl, whilst able to earn a living, is ultimately more likely to give birth to a healthy baby and support the education of their own children.
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