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Title:Oberservations on some aspects of non-formal education in Kenya
Author:Sifuna, D.N.
Periodical:Education in Eastern Africa
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:nonformal education
Abstract:The youth in Kenya are exposed to three categories of education: formal, informal and non-formal education. Non-formal education is defined here as any organized educational activity outside the established formal system. In Kenya it is largely geared to the 'unfinished business' of the primary schools. It inherits a vast clientele of the youth who have completed primary education but have not gone to secondary schools. These include the Youth Clubs and Centres usually run by local government and voluntary bodies, village polytechnics run by the Christian Council of Kenya and the Catholics, the 4-K Movement organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Youth Service run by the Ministry of Labour, Instructional Radio under the Ministry of Information, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, YMCA, YWCA, Red Cross, all which are non-governmental agencies. Focus of this paper is on the village polytechnics, Youth Centres, 4-K clubs and the National Youth Service. Notes.