Improving the quality of education

The project aims to increase school attendance and the quality of education provided in seven rural schools in the Northern Rangelands Trust community conservancies. Specific activities include improving the school infrastructures together with increasing the didactic and pedagogic capacities of teachers and directors. Teaching materials will be elaborated to contextualize schooling to local realities. Awareness raising about the importance of schooling, in particular for young girls, will increase the parents’ involvement with schooling and reduce school absenteeism. Parents who have been sensitized will organize school committees in order to continue to improve the quality and relevance of schooling in the future. By the end of the project, the pass rate of primary education exams will have increased by 40% and average school enrollment by 25%.

ICEP (Institut zur Cooperation bei Entwicklungs-Projekten) is an Austrian NGO founded in 1998 that contributes to efforts to alleviate poverty in developing countries. In so doing, it seeks to develop local capacities, together with local partners, to ensure that people can live from their own work and that improvements are self-sustaining. For this project, ICEP will work with the local organisation the Northern Rangelands Trust. 


Education / Environment


July 2019 - September 2022



With whom

ICEP (Institut zur Cooperation bei Entwicklungs-Projekten) 




49.7 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 1,460/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
36% (2015)

Literacy rate
79% (2016)

Human Development Index
142nd out of 189 countries (2018)

Kenya’s macro-economic conditions have progressed over the past decade, improving the welfare of its population. However, a quarter of its population lives in urban informal settlements, arid and semi-arid rural areas and remain vulnerable to poverty, conflict, structural underdevelopment and disease. Even though national absolute poverty has declined overall, it remains high compared with neighbouring countries. Primary school enrolment has reached 100%. Access to household services such as electricity, improved drinking water and sanitation has steadily increased, even though coverage remains low (23%, 47% and 33% respectively). Youth unemployment and vulnerability to climate change remain key challenges.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.