Islamic Relief Kenya’s Education Programme focuses on Early childhood Education Intervention for children in informal schools. Currently, the education project is focused on the integration of formal education with the informal schools. The main goal is to increase access to formal education for children aged 3-6 years in Dadaab Refugee Camp.
The project funded on equal basis/capacity by IR-US and UNHCR is being piloted in 5 informal schools in IFO camp in Daadab. These were selected in participative consultation with community leaders in IFO. There are approximately 900 pupils of school going age enrolled against the project’s target beneficiaries of 1000 pupils.
The project intends to include among its beneficiaries orphans in the Child-Welfare Program (One to One orphan program).The project is intended to make a difference in areas such as: strengthening skills for teachers helping them work with pupils from refugee setting and helping them create low cost learning materials for pupils, giving opportunities for formal education, introducing integrated approach to learning, increasing community awareness on integrated education among others.
IRK also intends to work with Madarassa and secular teachers, so that along with Islamic instruction, it prepares children for primary education thus realizing its main intended impact.