UNHCR, through its Education partners, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Finn Church Aid (FCA) and Windle International Kenya (WIK), provides education in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei Settlement.

Schools reopened safely for first term of 2021 on 26th July in line with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 school reopening guidelines. UNHCR and partners have put in place necessary COVID-19 safety measures for safe school operations, such as facemasks, use of thermo-guns, physical distance, handwashing stations with running water.

School Term Dates 2021

  • Term 1- 26th July – 1st October 2021
  • Term 2-10th October – 23rd December2021
  • Term 3- 3rd January – 26th March 2022

Primary Education: Primary education in the camp is free and compulsory. Any child can join the nearest primary school at any time of the school term, and learning kit and uniform will be provided, though limited.

Boarding schools: There are two girls’ boarding schools, Angelina Jolie Primary school and Morneau Shepell Secondary School. You can apply based on academic merit, protection and age criteria. You can find details including eligibility and requirements on the call for application that comes out every academic year.

Secondary Education: Due to limited resources, admission to secondary schools attracts a contribution of 3000KES per year per learner. If you have any inquiries or concerns, please approach your nearest secondary school’s Board of Management.

Tertiary Scholarships: Tertiary scholarships available are limited and awarded on merit and are normally advertised in notice boards across the camp by different partners.

Turkana West Education Hub: Turkana West Education Hub will be operationalised soon. The Hub will enable youths to access tertiary education opportunities through blended approach. More information will be available through various communication channels.

Students Movement Passes: Students returning to school should always visit RAS Camp Manager’s Office to seek Movement pass to allow travel safely. You can book an appointment for the Camp Manager’s Office through KASI at the UNHCR Field Posts.

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