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Back to School in Kenya

The Republic of Kenya is a country located on the east coast of Africa. Kenya has a population of 51.4 million. The population will continue to grow rapidly at a rate of 2.3%. Kenya made some impressive growth in per capita income since 2003, rising by more than $1,200 USD to $1,810 USD, despite the poverty estimates currently ranging between 34% and 42%. The development of Kenya’s economic growth is excellent, however, there is still room for improvement, particularly in Kenya’s education and employment of women. Kenya struggles massively with closing the gap in education rates between girls and boys as well as overall dropout rates of youth. This is due to families not having enough income to afford school supplies or worse, requiring additional income from the youth by going to work or giv