Following the Ministry of Education (MoE) directive for resumption of schooling from 4th January 2021, classes in Kakuma Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement will resume for Grade 4, Standard 8 and Form 4 learners on Tuesday, 5 January 2021. All other learners in other grades will return to school on Monday, 11 January 2021. UNHCR and partners will undertake necessary preparations to support safe reopening of school during these indicated dates. Schools will have adequate water supply, handwashing stations and soap to comply with the necessary covid-19 safety measures. Learners and teachers will be provided with face masks upon reporting to school. Parents are requested to send their children to school and support their attendance.
UNHCR and partners have partnered with local FM radio stations to broadcast radio lessons using both Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) pre-recorded lessons broadcasts and live teacher sessions. Ongoing radio lessons are aired on Radio Biblia Husema 90.4FM from 8:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm from Monday to Friday.
Following the reopening of schools, the broadcast is now prioritizing grade 3, and 5 to 8 in primary school and form 1 to 3 in secondary school. As radio ownership is limited, we encourage parents and caregivers to allow their children to use the family’s mobile handsets for connection to the broadcast through the in-built FM receivers.
UNHCR and partners are using the WhatsApp communication tree managed by the Turkana West Education Working Group to share available online and offline education materials with teachers and learners.
We are also providing some home-based support to children with disabilities to allow them to participate in the ongoing learning programs.
Please write to UNHCR Kakuma if you would like further information on this.