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Kenya Technical Development Plan


Kenya's Technical Development Plan was developed to provide a clear framework for the planning and implementation of Kenya's Home Grown School Meals (HGSM) Programme, describing the current situation, the programme structure and needs, and recommends points of technical assistance for programme and policy development.

The aim of this document is to strengthen the capacity to implement the HGSM Programme effectively in order to benefit schoolchildren as well as smallholder farmers.

The plan is as a result of joint analysis led by the Ministry of Education, School Health and Meals Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture, Njaa Marufuku Kenya Project, in collaboration with development partners and other key stakeholders.



School Feeding Programmes in Kenya

School_Feeding_31School feeding programmes have been implemented in Kenya since the 1980’s with varying degrees of success. In an effort to transition toward a more sustainable and nationally integrated alternative, the Kenyan government introduced the Home Grown School Feeding Program in 2009. Though financial strains and infrastructural challenges have called into question Kenya’s ability to successfully fund and operate its own school feeding programme, the country’s renewed commitment to education, agriculture, and rural development shows great promise.



Kenya’s HIV/AIDS Education Sector Policy: Implications for OVCs

School_Feeding_3_jpgThis paper results from a study conducted in 2005-2006 on “the 2004 HIV/AIDS Education Sector Policy” investigating the practical implications of the policy document in addressing provisions related to orphaned and vulnerable children and the teaching and learning of HIV/AIDS education.  

The study findings show that the basic needs of vulnerable children remain unmet, curtailing their full participation in the schooling process. This notwithstanding, most children had detailed factual knowledge of HIV and AIDS even though it was not apparent how such knowledge was translated into skills of life. The study concludes that national educational targets would be difficult to attain unless capacity development for teachers and school administrators was improved in the area of HIV/AIDS education and policy. There is a need to locate the OVC at the centre of child well-being strategies that are sensitive and responsive to their special circumstances. 

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