Mary, Wisdom and Emmanuel from the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya share the challenges their communities face in accessing quality education and their hopes and ambitions for the future.
Through an innovative, inclusive governance mechanism known as Locational Carbon Committees (LCCs), community members have allocated a significant amount of REDD+ funds to build and renovate classrooms to provide adequate learning spaces to local students.
To date, 10 new classrooms have been built, 36 classrooms have been renovated and 15 water tanks and 8 toilet blocks have been installed. Additional funds amounting to over $1.2 million USD have been allocated to bursaries for over 26,000 students (51% female).
Hear directly from Mary, Wisdom and Emmanuel about the challenges communities face in accessing quality education and how the project in partnership with the community invests into the hopes and dreams of youth in the community.