Sustainability after school in Kenya


Stella Letikirish is from Loruk, in arid northern Kenya. In the north, education is not a right, but a privilege. Security, cultural issues and long distances between villages and schools prevent access to basic education. Loruk is also prone to drought.

The sustainable consumption and production of natural resources is critical to ensure future generations are resilient to climate change. Funded by the UK, children and teenagers from over 860 schools in Kenya are participating in environmental activities to learn how their individual choices as consumers can impact their communities and the environment.

Stella and her classmates take care of the fruits and vegetables they grow in their garden whilst learning more about sustainable cultivation.

“I learnt so much about growing trees and food. It’s been great understanding how they contribute to our lives, may it be through attracting rain, providing shade or being a sustainable source of food.”

This is part of the Kenya Essential Education Programme which has reached over 300,000 children and teenagers in the poorest regions of Kenya. It enables access to education by improving the quality of learning in schools.