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January 19, 2018

Every year, thousands of academically gifted and motivated Kenyan students drop out of school because they cannot afford to continue their secondary education.  Wings to Fly, an innovative public-private partnership founded by the Equity Group Foundation, gives these top-performing but economically disadvantaged students an opportunity to pursue their academic dreams. 

January 17, 2018

Power Africa, a U.S. Government initiative to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, today launched the Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya. The Guide outlines how electricity producers can best engage with electricity consumers.

December 15, 2017

The Tusome (“Let’s Read” in Swahili) Early Grade Reading activity is a flagship partnership launched in 2015 between USAID and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MOEST). Tusome, now being implemented through the Ministry's systems in every primary school in the country, will improve the reading skills of 5.4 million pupils. The Tusome technical approach employs research- driven learning materials, proven teaching methodologies and a cutting edge tablet-based feedback and monitoring system implanted by MOEST officials.

December 5, 2017

Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy in East Africa with agriculture being the backbone of the economy and also central to the country’s development strategy. More than 75 percent of Kenyans make some part of their living in agriculture, and the sector accounts for more than a fourth of Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP).

December 5, 2017

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenyan girls and young women face complex structural vulnerabilities that increase their risk to HIV, including poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence and a lack of education. Such vulnerabilities constrain their economic and social empowerment and often result in risky sexual practices that lead to poor health, education and social outcomes. 

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Last updated: February 28, 2018

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