Education was an important strategy for empowering working girls and boys to be protected and to access decent work in Kenya for CLW. The program worked with both the formal school system, including primary and secondary schools and vocational training, as well as non-formal education through skills training and apprenticeship.
This report, Building Pathways for Working Children’s Access to Education in Kenya, details the steps and strategies that SC and our partners underwent to ensure working girls and boys had access to and remained in education to ultimately access decent work. We outline the various roles each stakeholder played – teachers, parents, government authorities, community gatekeepers, as well as the children themselves, in the process. We also highlight how an integrated approach that not only takes into account access to quality education, but also protection, financial capability and economic strengthening, and child participation.