Nomadic education in Kenya through distance learning
The strategy paper “Getting to the hardest-to-reach: a strategy to provide education to nomadic communities in Kenya through distance learning” (2010, 29pp) was published by the Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands and prepared by Jeremy Swift, assisted by Saverio Kratli.
This strategy recognises the unique nature of nomadic education. Its vision is to develop a system that provides good-quality formal education to all children living within nomadic livelihood systems or directly involved in pastoral production, without undermining the children’s economic and social position in those livelihood systems.
The strategy is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands and the Ministry of Education, with technical assistance from the Education for Nomads programme of IIED (International Institute for Environmental and Development). It is based on a comprehensive review of the options and possibilities for nomadic education, on the different approaches governments have tried in Kenya and elsewhere, and on ideas based on use of radio and new communication technologies.
Posted on 3 February 2017 in Pastoralism & Services