Sixteen primary schools from two constituencies in Homa Bay County are the latest beneficiaries of an education exchange programme sponsored by the British government.
The two schools in Kasipul and Kabondo-Kasipul constituencies will host teachers from nine British schools this month in a programme dubbed Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Project.
The eighteen teachers from the East London schools will work in the rural institutions for two weeks, during which they will teach the local pupils and also get involved in environmental conservation programmes.
The UK teachers met at one of the lead schools in the partnership — Nelson Primary School — where they were sensitized about the trip by the headteacher, Fiona Cullen, and Dan Okiya, the Global Learning coordinator at the school.
The Connecting Classrooms project is a joint initiative between the British Council and UKAid.
Initially the project was sending one or two teachers from Nelson Primary School to Kenya but it has now expanded to include nine schools from Newham, to 16 schools in Kenya.
The project has laid emphasis on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Climate Change. Each participating school from London has planned projects with their partner school in Kenya to help pupils in both schools to understand and set their own goals to support the SDG of Climate Change.