Kenyans carrying loads on their heads

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The power of adult education: Addressing rural Kenya's gender divide

Before Elizabeth (55) began adult education, her life was typical of many women in rural Kenya. She was a housewife in West Pokot county and spent the majority of her time looking after her children.

Even as a child, it was difficult for Elizabeth to imagine a different future. Most of her childhood was spent looking after cattle as she waited to be married. Elizabeth’s longing to be able to read the Bible with her local church group compelled her to take up adult education. She wanted to be able to pick up a Bible and read it for herself. Her ambition was to run a small, profitable business, and develop her own farmland to support her family financially. 

Read our story to learn more about Elizabeth’s learning journey!