ERIC Number: ED349121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Child Health, Nutrition, and School Participation. Report of the Government of Kenya/UNESCO National Planning Workshop (Nakuru, Kenya, October 29-November 2, 1990).
Van der Vynckt, Susan; Nkinyangi, John A.
This report describes a workshop organized by the government of Kenya and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) to consider an intervention project to address the health, nutrition, and education concerns of school-age children. Part 1 of the report reviews the background and objectives of the workshop and discusses topics relevant to education and health. Topics include: (1) the effects of health and nutrition conditions on children's educational outcomes; (2) the democratization of schooling in Kenya; (3) the effects of economic factors on the provision of basic education and health services; (4) challenges for educational planning; and (5) Kenya's school milk program. Part 2 outlines the education and health situations in four districts in which the first phase of the proposed project is to be implemented. Problems such as inadequate school facilities, poor roads and communication, poverty and malnutrition, low teacher morale, and high dropout rates are identified. Figures and tables accompany the text. Field visits made by workshop participants to schools, homes, and communities in six areas in the Nakuru district are also highlighted in part 2. Part 3 describes the planning of project assessment activities and outlines the next steps in the implementation of the project. A list of workshop participants, the workshop agenda, and texts of several addresses made to the workshop are appended. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Nairobi (Kenya).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).