Breaking down barriers: increasing girls’ access to and completion of secondary education in Kakuma

In 2023, JRS Kenya took over the management of seven secondary schools in Kakuma refugee camp. These schools host more than 15,000 learners, but some secondary schools in Kakuma have as few as 26-27% of girls enrolled, and most youth in the camp continue to be out of school.

This report allows us to understand the key barriers to access and completion of secondary education, especially for girls, across the seven secondary schools in Kakuma run by JRS where we work as the UNHCR implementing partner for secondary education.

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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Authored by

Giacomo Concina, Jill Drzewiecki, and JRS Kenya & East African Regional teams


Levels of Learning - Secondary Education

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