Program Spotlight

Equity African Leaders Program (EALP)

Launched in 1998 by Equity Bank but now managed by Equity Group Foundation (EGF), the Equity African Leaders Program (EALP) is an internship-based leadership development program that works to create a community of talented leaders who are capable of solving the world’s most pressing challenges. The program is open to all Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) graduates. The selection process is based on merit. The top boy and girl in each district where Equity Bank has a branch are selected to join. Through this criterion, 232 students are selected each year.

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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