PACIDA's Education Program
Education is at the heart of PACIDA’s mission. We support communities in their efforts to ensure that all children–including the most vulnerable and marginalized—have the right to a quality education. Recognizing that education can be a force for either inclusion and acceptance or exclusion and conflict, PACIDA engages a wide variety of people to ensure that schools play a positive role in building a culture of peace.
Our education projects encompass a range of activities, including School Feeding Programs, Bursary Support, Life-Skills Workshops, Peace and Scouting Rallies,School Feeding Program, School Equipment Support, Infrastructure Support, School Nutrition as well as Enrollment Drives. PACIDA has education programs being implemented in the entire County of Marsabit.
In the fiscal year 2015, PACIDA undertook different interventions in matters education including;
1. Turbi Education Support Project (TESP): Funded by Caritas Bolzano, the project is an upscale of Turbi Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project 2011-2012. The Project aimed at enhancing access to education for the poor children in Turbi to lead a better life and it targeted orphans and vulnerable children of Turbi Location. Since the project’s inception, a total of 237 pupils; (179 boys and 58 girls) have received secondary school bursaries in the larger Turbi Division.
2. Nomadic Children Education Project (NCEP): This project aims at improving nomadic children`s access to quality education in Marsabit County with a target population of 2481 school going age children in North Horr and Laisamis Sub-counties. The project has been able to;
I. Purchase 80 double decker beds and 320 mattresses for Burgabo School/Tiigo Academy.
II. 3000 pieces of textbooks and learning materials delivered to 6 schools
*Kalacha Nomadic Girls * Helmer Memorial Girls primary school *Dukana girls Primary school *Anona Primary *Hawecha Girls Primary schools *Burgabo School / The Tiigo Boarding Academy.
3. Burgabo School Project/Tiigo Academy: The project has been able to construct 8 classrooms, 2 dormitories, an admission block, a palatial dining hall, installation of 6 roof catchment tanks, construction of staff quarters, installation of solar panels, construction of 5 VIP Toilets and fencing of the school compound and a complete Solar lighting system installed in Burgabo School.