WOMEN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS OF KENYA
Women Educational Researchers of Kenya
Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK) is a Professional Association of researchers in education and social science. Though the seeds were sown earlier in 1993, the name WERK was formally adopted in 1995/96 and registered in 2000. It does not discriminate on grounds of race, ethnicity, religion gender or nationality. However, prospective members have to demonstrate commitment to the goals of WERK.
The Tusome Early Grade Literacy Program in Kenya is a 4 year project with the main objective to substantially improve reading skills of Standard 1 and Standard 2 students in approximately 21,600 public primary schools and 1000 low cost private schools...
The Opportunity Schools program falls under the Education for Pastoralists Program (EfPP). The vision of this program is that all children under the ages of 17 living in Northern Kenya and other arid lands access their constitutional right to quality education.
Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW) is a program whose main aim is to improve school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes for over 81,000 marginalized girls in 7 counties namely Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Turkana, Samburu and Marsabit.
Education for Minority (EFM) is a project that aims at tapping available local knowledge among selected minority groups, who fall within the cluster of pastoralists, nomads, or hunters and gatherers. The project is part of a broader program...
The Learning Outcomes Project was implemented by WERK for a period of two years between July 2013 – July 2015. The goal of the project was that Learning outcomes are entrenched as measure for education progress, at both policy and practice levels by 2015
I Choose Life- Africa – Africa (ICL) in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), and SoS Children Villages (SoSCV) are implementing an innovative Girls’ EducationChallenge program in three counties in Kenya; Laikipia, Meru and Mombasa dubbed Jielimishe GEC Project.
This Study offers insights into the meanings and practices of Value-based Education in Kenya. It concludes that a culture of values and ethics is largely absent in Kenyan primary schools, noting multiple disconnects between theory and practice...
The study follows a select group of high school students through their first year of university or otherwise. It will follow those that just attain the cut-off mark to gain entrance to university, and those that just miss. The research design is a Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD).
Operation come to school is a project funded by Educate a Child (EAC) through United Nations International Child Education Fund (UNICEF). WERK is implementing the Unicef’s Operation Come to School Project in the informal settlements in the Public primary schools and selected Alternative Provisions of Basic Education and Training (APBET) Institutions in the following areas in Nairobi County: Westlands, Starehe (Mathare, Huruma, landimawe), Kamukunji (Eastleigh South, Pumwani, Kiambiu, Airbase south, Majengo), Dagoretti- (Kawangware), Embakasi- (Kayole central, Mukuru kwa Njenga, Soweto), Makadara- Hamza, Maringo, Shauri Moyo, Kasarani – Kasarani, Babadogo, Lucky summer, Mathare North.
To achieve the above stated goals, WERK has been working with in partnership with likeminded organizations with a view to having a vibrant and community of practice. The core team is made up of the following organizations: