Some Children are Starving for an Education in Kenya

By Phelps Stokes Team

Phelps Stokes believes that education is essential. It is difficult for students in Africa to fully focus on their education.  Most recently, many Kenyan children have been forced to drop out of school due to malnutrition. The Nairobi Star reports that over 5,000 students have left school in Turkana and Pokot because of famine. Many children leave school to help their families find food and to work on small family farms. The amount of food in the region is severely low. The government has made steps to fix the food shortages. In addition, the government has increased security and food distribution throughout the region. But, merely distributing food won’t be enough.  So, they are also introducing a program to help teach its citizens how to produce food and maintain healthy livestock.

For more information about this topic, visit www.allAfrica.com.

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Filed under Africa, Afrodescendants, Kenya, Nairobi

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