Displaced pastoralist children in Endo Ward, Marakwet East, Elgeiyo Marakwet County.
Funded by Sustainable Energy (SE), the project’s main objective is to ensure children and youths in Marakwet East’s conflict-prone locations pursue and complete education. It seeks to ensure that cattle rustling practices have been reduced through awareness creation activities and advocacy campaigns to change attitudes and behavior of the Endo community, the neighboring communities, and local leaders.
The project targets displaced primary and secondary school-going children, youths that had been absorbed into banditry, and school dropout girls aged between 7-18 years teen mothers or forced into early marriage. These children suffer as a consequence of banditry and constant conflicts in Endo Ward. They flee schools, are displaced from their homes, parents, and friends. The project targets community, opinion leaders, ward and county leaders, and other influential and relevant leaders in the valley. The project’s interventions extend to the neighboring locations and wards within Baringo and Pokot Counties.
The project sensitizes girls who have dropped out of school to seek readmission to schools and vocational training institutes to complete their education. It also supports reformed warriors to identify alternative livelihood means through joining and working with active youth groups in the Ward. The project supports boards of management of schools, management of vocational training institutions, change agents, teachers in the identification of the school dropouts and reformed youths.