MUHURU BAY, 18 February 2011 (IRIN) – Carol Gor, 36, thought her chances of obtaining a secondary education ended 11 years ago when her parents, who rely on fishing along Lake Victoria, failed to raise the fees. She stayed at home for a few years, got pregnant and was soon married. “When I completed primary school at the age of 15, I hoped my parents would somehow find the money to take me to secondary school; but they did not,” Gor told IRIN. “With peer pressure, I soon found myself pregnant; I......
When Eve Obara was a member of the Nyanza Provincial Education Board in 2010, the poor performance of girls in national examinations in the region concerned her. At the time she was the Managing Director for Kenya Literature Bureau and together with Dr Mark Matunga of Intel Corporation East Africa (he was formerly at Microsoft) they decided to do something to change the trend. Obara, the current Member of Parliament for Kasipul Kabondo constituency, who at the time did not harbour any political ambition, brought together professionals from the region for a......