Pupils drop out as school feeding plan hits a snag

Chesagam Primary School

Pupils at Chesagam Primary School in Tiaty, Baringo County, scramble for drinking water at borehole within the school compound. The school is among the few that are still open in Tiaty as a prolonged drought ravages the region.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group   

What you need to know:

  • Thousands of learners in arid and semi-arid areas are drawn to school by food because of poverty.
  • Lack of school rations means they would drop out and return to herding animals instead. 

Chepkura (not her real name) is frail and tired after walking more than six kilometres on an empty stomach under the scorching sun.

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