Why Northern Kenya?
Kenya is a developing nation with a young and growing population. Education is crucial to the development of the country, and although the government would like to build more schools, it lacks the funds necessary to do so. This leaves many Kenyan children without access to a quality education. Northern Kenya is a deeply impoverished region with few jobs, little contact with the wider world, and limited access to basic necessities, including education.
Working with its partners in Kenya, Kenya Christian Education Partnership (KCEP) seeks to collaboratively provide a Christian alternative to the public education system. The schools KCEP supports are private, Christian schools shaped by a committee of local leaders who represent the interests of their community.
The education provided demonstrates a Christian worldview and principles. These schools help contribute to the spread of the gospel and provide a beacon of hope for Christians and non-Christians alike. In a region like northern Kenya, where educational opportunities are limited, exceptional and accessible Christian schools influence not only individual children and families but entire communities through the nurturing of future Christian leaders.