Kenya

Program Spotlight

Obami

Obami is a free and secure web-based platform that facilitates communication between learners, teachers, parents, and educational administrators. The platform is accessible through the web, mobile phone, SMS or email. It seeks to combine social networking tools with a virtual learning environment, and recreates online communities that exist in real school life e.g. science class. Obami allows for content delivery by enabling users to directly upload a variety of resources aligned with the curriculum, e.g. PDFs, presentations, videos, newsletters, etc.

Background on Kenya

The education space in Kenya is dynamic and constantly evolving. Although Kenya instituted Free Primary Education in 2003, the government still has challenges reaching all of its school-aged population, especially those in marginalized or rural communities. As such, a vibrant non-state sector is playing a significant role in Kenya, seeking to deliver, augment, or coordinate with the government to provide education services to Kenya’s youth.

CEI has profiled nearly 120 innovative programs operating in Kenya. The majority of these were launched in Kenya, while others originated elsewhere but have expanded their operations and programming to include Kenya. This Database at a Glance report will highlight some of the popular approaches and emerging models observed from the CEI database, in order to provide a glimpse into Kenya’s education landscape.

Database At-A-Glance

Click below to read our Database-at-a-Glance report and find highlights from six common approaches & characteristics across ECD models. Learn about programs focusing on:

1) Student Support
2) Education Delivery
3) School Support
4) Skills for Work
5) Education Technology
6) Girls' Education


Kenya's education system includes both free primary education and a vibrant non-state sector to augment government services.

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