Primary Education in Poor Urban Areas of Nairobi


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Ngei Primary School, October 2010

Ngei progress October 2010


The Goal of the "Kenya Primary Education Project in Poor Urban Areas of Nairobi (KPEP)” is to contribute to the achievement of “Universal Free Primary Education” which was introduced in 2003 and the “Education for All” commitments consistent with the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

The KPEP is a development initiative between the Government of Kenya and the Federal Republic of Germany under the German-Kenyan Financial Cooperation.


It is implemented through an agreement between the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) as financing agency and the City Council of Nairobi (CCN) assisted by an International Consultant as implementing agency.  


Children in Clasroom in one of the proposed school for RefurbishingThe Project is conceptualized within the overall framework of the Kenya Education Support Programme (KESSP) and links with the KESSP investment Programmes for School Infrastructure.
The Project concerns rehabilitation, extension and equipment of pre-existing public and non-formal primary schools in poor urban areas of Nairobi in order to improve their physical infrastructure and the general teaching and learning environment.

Parents Teachers Meeting In progress Mathare 4AThe Project design has two distinct but inter-related components, a Technical Component comprising design and execution of infrastructure measures
at 11 Nairobi Primary Schools, such as new construction and rehabilitation of approx. 325 Classrooms, 100 Ancillary Rooms and Sanitary Facilities (450 toilets) offering new and improved learning facilities for over 20.000 pupils and a Social Component being in charge of setting up of a Maintenance Concept, the sensitization and training of School Management Committees (SMC), to enhance their involvement in the planning, implementation and operation of their school, as well as teachers training measures in Didactics and Counseling Skills, Sanitation, Child Abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Total Project Implementation Period
is 48 months and has started in July 2005.

The total Project Funds underlying the project appraisal amount to 12.8 Mio € (approx.11.5 Billion KSHS.) whereof 10% is contributed by the Government of Kenya.

Receiving sports uniform    condition ofClass Room In one of the Selected Schools Education on the social componentChildren Studying under a make shift calss at James


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