For the first time in history, young learners in Lamu East’s Shanga Rubu Village will soon be able to enjoy learning closer home, thanks to the County Government’s move to build new classrooms in the heart of their village.

Mr. Abdalla Ahmed Ali, Chief Officer Education and Vocational Training, earlier today led a team of officers from the Department of Education on an inspection visit of the Shanga Rubu ECDE, which is almost 90% complete.

CO Abdalla Ahmed, speaking during the inspection tour, emphasized the project’s relevance to the area’s youngest learners, who have in the past been forced to trek long distances through the bushy terrains to get to school.

“Our strategic goal has been to ensure that these young ones learn in a safe atmosphere and acquire quality education,” said Mr. Ahmed, “As part of quality control, we have also been hiring trained ECDE teachers, capacity building our teachers on Competency-Based-Curriculum, providing teaching aids, chairs, and tables among others.

“He termed Early Childhood Education as a key cog in Governor Fahim Twaha’s social transformation strategy for the County’s future generation of 4-5-year-olds. A total of 28 ECDEs have so far been built in the last four financial years, with seven more ongoing this year.

Beyond infrastructural development, the County has employed over 112 ECDE teachers, with 80% of them already promoted to the next job group. There are over 4,000 chairs and 1300 tables, as well as KSh 5 Million worth of learning resources sent to each of the 145 ECDEs across the county in the last financial year.

Athman Kheri, Education Coordinator, Athman Bwanaheri, Shanga Rubu Headman, and Engineers from the County Department of Public Works were in attendance.


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