Catch-up centres: The start of the journey back to school
Education transforms girls’ lives and helps break the cycle of poverty. With the help of amazing supporters, ActionAid supports catch-up centres where girls can continue their education.
Across five counties in Kenya, ActionAid supports more than 150 catch-up centres, which are attended by more than 5,000 girls, free of charge. These centres are just one of the ways in which we are working to ensure all girls have access to the education that is their right. Happy (13) attends one of the ActionAid catch-up centres in Malindi, Kenya. She is a bright, inquisitive girl who hopes to become a doctor someday. But Happy had to drop out of school when her parents could no longer afford to pay her school fees.
Thankfully, Happy and her family heard about ActionAid’s catch-up centre in her community, and she enrolled. Happy has now moved on from the catch-up centre and has returned to mainstream education. Thanks to her hard work, and with the help of ActionAid supporters, she is on track to make her dreams come true.
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For the Right to Education
€ 9 a month, over a year could pay for one month's salary of a teacher at an ActionAid supported catch-up centreDonate Now
€15 each month could provide one more girl with a school bag, exercise book, pens and a geometry set – all the essential things she needs to go back to school.Donate Now
€29 a month could pay for the hire of a building where the girls have their catch-up centre sessions, preparing them to return to school.Donate Now