28 April 2015 - UNICEF and UNESCO co-hosted a joint event, officiated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, to celebrate the 2015 Education for All Global Action Week. The theme, The Right to Education Post-2015.


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Empowering the Girl Child to Overcome Child Marriage - “My mom and dad really want girls to go to school, they like to see their girls being educated and they really support us. I am proud of them,” says Rukia. “If my parents didn’t take me to school I wouldn’t be standing here.”




12 June 2015 - World Day Against Child Labour: No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education
WDACL 2015 will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour.

In Kenya, nearly one million school going age children are regularly not attending school. Most of the out of school children end up in child labour. Among the activities lined up to mark the event in Kenya include a stakeholders workshop scheduled for Monday June 8, 2015 at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi and a national rally to be held in Maua, Meru County on Friday June 12, 2015.




8 June 2015: National Stakeholders' Workshop (WDACL 2015)

12 June 2015: National Rally in Meru (WDACLY 2015)

13 - 17 June 2015: National Primary School Children's Government (Campaigns and Elections)

16 June 2015: Day of the African Child

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