Education in western Kenya
The economy in Western Kenya is dependent on small-scale farming, with the majority of employment being in the informal sector
49.1% of the Kenyan rural population live below the poverty line ( World Bank 2005)
The HIV infection rate is 6% amongst those 15-49 and there are estimated to be 1,600,000 people living with HIV (Unicef 2012)
Rates of unemployment are higher amongst women than men, with 50% on women in their early 20s being unemployed, compared to 30% of men.
The highest levels of unemployment amongst those with no education, rising to the lowest levels amongst those with some tertiary education.
In western Kenya, 93% of boys and 88% of girls attend primary school
26% of 14-17 year olds attend secondary school
On average secondary school expenditures accounted for approximately 55% of annual per capita household expenditures. (2005)
Primary school children: How many of them will be able to continue in education?