STORY: KENYA / EDUCATION


TRT: 3:30
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /TURKANA/ NATS
Dateline: 17 JANUARY 2013, TURKANA, KENYA

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, Elied Ekeru walking to visit Elim Nyiro and his family
2. Med shot, Elim Nyiro and his wife welcoming Mr. Ekeru
3. Wide shot of teacher and parents seated.
4. Pan left, Ekeru speaking with Elim Nyiro
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Eliud Ekiru, Head teacher Lokwadat primary school:
“As the head teacher in this community I am a role model. I tell them that as they see me, can they also bring the child to the school so that life can develop better. As you see I am healthy and well-dressed because I went to school, likewise you should also go to school. Bring your child to school so that they can also have a better life later on.”
6. Med shot, mother and child
7. Med shot, women and child
8. Med shot, 8 year old Peter Ekutan with his goat
8. Wide shot, Ekeru teaching in class
9. Med shot, Ekeru teaching his class
10. Close up, students learning
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Joyce Emanikor, UNICEF education officer:
“The programme involves inducting children within forty days as we prepare them to get into the formal education. We go to the communities that are unreached without formal schools including the nomadic pastoralist communities.”
12. Wide shot, Ekeru teaching an English class
13. Med shot, Ekeru teaching his class
14. Close up, student writing in his book
15. Med shot, 7 year old Emanuel writing in his book
16. Close up, Emanuel looking at his book
17. SOUNDBITE (turkana) Elim Nyiro, father:
“I expect them to study so that they can live a better life. Their education can lift our family out of poverty.”
18. Various shots, newly constructed classes
19. Wide shot, children dancing and singing
20. Tilt up, children’s feet to faces as they dance and sing
21. SOUNDBITE (English) Joyce Emanikor, UNICEF education officer:
“We see the programme as having changed the mind-set of the parents towards education and valuing it and this has been demonstrated by the fact that the parents contributed a lot to the construction of the schools.”
24. Med shot, children
25. Med shot, students with their books
26. Wide shot, outdoors class at Lokwadat Primary school

STORYLINE:

Eliud Ekeru is a well-respected man in Lokwadat village in Turkana South, north west of Kenya. He is a teacher and to his community teaching is an honourable profession
Eliud visits households and speaks with parents on the benefits of educating their children. So far he has won the hearts of many parents

SOUNDBITE (English) Eliud Ekiru, Head teacher Lokwadat primary school:
“As the head teacher in this community I am a role model. I tell them that as they see me, can they also bring the child to the school so that life can develop better. As you see I am healthy and well-dressed because I went to school, likewise you should also go to school. Bring your child to school so that they can also have a better life later on.”

For this pastoralist community, education was once non-existent and children spent much of their time tending livestock or carrying out household chores. But thanks to a new initiative by UNICEF in partnership with the Government of Kenya and Turkana Education for All, children now have an opportunity to go to school

SOUNDBITE (English) Joyce Emanikor, UNICEF education officer:
“The programme involves inducting children within forty days as we prepare them to get into the formal education. We go to the communities that are unreached without formal schools including the nomadic pastoralist communities.”

An English class is underway at Lokwadat Primary School. The children pay close attention to Mr. Ekeru, oblivious to the harsh learning environment

7 year old Emanuel is one of the brightest students in the class and hopes to be a doctor someday. His father has also realized that education will offer him better opportunities in life.

SOUNDBITE (turkana) Elim Nyiro, father:
“I expect them to study so that they can live a better life. Their education can lift our family out of poverty.”

The overwhelming support from the communities has resulted in the growth of six Early Childhood and Development centres into lower primary schools. Their commitment has in turn drawn the support of key development partners and the Government of Kenya to provide more quality education for these marginalized communities

SOUNDBITE (English) Joyce Emanikor, UNICEF education officer:
“We see the programme as having changed the mind-set of the parents towards education and valuing it and this has been demonstrated by the fact that the parents contributed a lot to the construction of the schools.”

So far 1946 children are enrolled in these new schools and now have a chance to experience the joy and prospects that education offers.

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