The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is implementing an urban education project which aims at at improving access to quality education among the urban poor through evidence based advocacy and promoting the adoption and implementation of supportive policies for schools serving the poor in urban East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This has led to the formation of the Urban Education Group in the 3 East African Countries which group brings together state and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Hakijamii being an Organization working on the right to education is part and parcel of the Urban Education Group Kenyan Chapter.
Through the Urban Education Group, deliberations and subsequent outcomes will ensure the right to education for children in urban informal settlements is witnessed. Also, the engagement with their respective Ministries of Education will spark debates around potential mechanisms through which each of the countries can begin to invest in the ever growing numbers of children who reside in the urban slums.
The 2nd Regional Meeting was held in Nairobi on 20th and 21st March 2018. The objectives of the meeting were to share experiences and lessons learnt from the 3 East African Countries and revamp commitment from Policymakers to realizing the goal of quality education for children living in urban poor households.