In a recent consultative meeting held in Nairobi County, key stakeholders in education converged to address the critical issue of enhancing curriculum delivery, particularly in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The meeting was attended by notable individuals dedicated to advancing the quality of education in the region.
Rosemary Kariuki, the Nairobi County Education CEC, chaired the meeting, and it saw the presence of Mr. Mohammed Abdi, the Chief of Staff, Mr. David Ruchiu, the CEO of CBE International, Dr. Paul Wanjohi, the National Treasurer of UASA-K, and Mr. Paul Shikuku, the Programs Officer at CBE International.
During the discussions, Mr. Abdi highlighted the challenges posed by the population explosion in urban areas and emphasized the need for a collective and sincere effort to ensure the delivery of quality and equitable education to all students. This demographic shift demands innovative solutions to provide the best educational opportunities for Nairobi’s youth.
Mr. Ruchiu, representing CBE International, expressed their commitment to collaborating with Nairobi City County on various programs. CBE International, in partnership with Kenyatta University, is dedicated to improving education in Kenya. Their initiatives include teacher retooling, parental empowerment and engagement, and the training of school management boards. These programs aim to empower both educators and parents, ultimately benefiting Kenyan learners by enhancing the overall educational experience.
This consultative meeting underscores the importance of partnerships between government bodies, educational institutions, and organizations committed to educational advancement. Dr. Paul Wanjohi, National Treasurer of UASA-K, acknowledges the significance of these discussions and the potential they hold for the future of education in Nairobi County. Such collaborative efforts are essential to drive positive changes in the education sector, ensuring that every student in the region has access to high-quality education, regardless of their background or location.
As we move forward, it is clear that the commitment of these stakeholders to improving education in Nairobi County will have a lasting impact on the lives of countless learners. By working together, they are shaping a brighter future for the youth of Nairobi and, by extension, the entire nation.