Physical isolation and inaccessibility severely constrain the access to and quality of education in the pastoral belt of Sub-Saharan Africa, and this is compounded by the lower capacity and marginalization of the pastoral communities. Even in the highland areas in Africa, inadequate educational infrastructure and poor teacher quality push down the effectiveness of education services. Limited access to information and the lack of opportunities for vocational skill-building reduces the value for education, especially among poor smallholders. Teaching methods and the curriculum have failed to incorporate appropriate methods for engaging with the young and this leads to low enrolment and a high drop-out rate.

Recognising education and information as key enablers for development for deprived communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pragya is working to supplement and strengthen the existing system for education and information dissemination in the region.

The project seeks to improve the pedagogy-in-use and create alternative modes of education delivery for especially peripheral areas and nomadic communities. Further, it aims to facilitate vocational skill-building to enable girls and boys from these deprived communities to have a smooth transition to suitable careers.

Geographic Outreach to date:
Kakamega, Laikipia, Samburu, Turkana counties in Kenya
Improved Health and Nutrition
Education for Disadvantaged Children
Education for Sub-Saharan Africa
Basic Needs and Rights of Migrant Workers
Enhancing Status of Women
Preservation of Himalayan Culture
Active Democracy and Rights

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