Parents and caregivers play a critical role in supporting and reinforcing learning outside the classroom. With parental engagement being a growing requisite in the Kenyan Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), caregivers are tasked with setting up learning routines, providing conducive and engaging learning environments, addressing mental health issues, adjusting to digital learning and a variety of other responsibilities.
Keep Kenya Learning seeks to support this shift by reaching out to caregivers to understand their experiences and design a set of interventions to best support them. We reinforce this support by providing resources that boost caregivers’ confidence, capacity, digital literacy and community to build a strong learning environment for their children.
Although the Keep Kenya Learning campaign was born as a response to school closures, we saw an opportunity to build new mindsets, skills, habits and tools that would empower caregivers to be more involved in their children’s learning long-term. Data shows that caregiver involvement is a driver of long-term success and we believe that with the right support, caregivers can be powerful actors in addressing systemic learning poverty.
Keep Kenya Learning aims to be a connector in an already powerful education ecosystem. Education organisations in Kenya are already doing incredible work to support parents and learners at home. We want to amplify this work through the #KeepKenya Learning campaign and ensure all families have access to the resources they need.
The Keep Kenya Learning campaign: