Kenyan educational pioneer visits UK

The woman who introduced free primary education to Kenya, Mary Njoroge, visited the UK to raise awareness of the issues which still prevent 72 million children globally from having the opportunity to go to school.

As Kenya’s director of basic education, Mary Njoroge oversaw an education revolution in 2003 when the country abolished school fees, which led to 2 million children going to school for the first time.

Mary was in the UK from 26-30 April as part of the Global Campaign for Education’s Global Action Week (21-27 April 2008). She met with a number of MPs and DFID officials to raise awareness of current barriers to education for all, and also spoke at a public event in Oxford organised by RESULTS.

For further details see this media notice.

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