Secondary education in Kenya had to be paid for until 2018 when the government made secondary day schools free. However, most secondary schools are boarding schools where the students, especially girls, are protected from being vulnerable to harmful cultural practices, but boarding school fees still apply.
With only 19% of students going from primary education to secondary in Wamba, families will prioritise their son’s education over their daughters. It is important for Wamba Community Trust to address this balance.
Wamba Community Trust has supported 49 students, mainly girls, through secondary and further education with 34 ongoing. Samoki, who we previously sponsored is now working in the Kenya Air Force, and Jecinta is working in the Kenya Police force.