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Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Sports and Social Services

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Education

Impressive progress has been achieved by Uasin Gishu County over the last four years on educational access at the ECDE level largely due to increased enrolment following the ECDE infrastructure development programme initiated by the county government. With the aim of Improving Education Standards, over 580 Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) centres have been constructed and more than 1000 ECDE teachers employed. Over Ksh. 450 Million has been given out as bursaries to needy students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the county.

Youth Affairs

To equip the youth with employable technical skills and make them competitive in the labour market, Uasin Gishu county has established at least 2 vocational training centres in the six sub-counties, constructed 5 classrooms, 8 workshops and 3 hostels. 33 instructors have been employed to teach in the established vocational centres. Over 1800 students have benefited from the county’s Technical Industrial Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training(TIVET) loans to pursue technical courses in middle-level colleges in RVTTI and Eldoret National polytechnic. In youth empowerment initiatives, exchange programs have been organised by the county government with the state of Arizona to equip the youth with life skills.

Social Services

The County is mindful of the vulnerable groups in the community and plans are underway for the elderly people aged 65 years and above to benefit from county medical insurance (NHIF). identified Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) who are set to benefit from 20m-(2015/16),23m-(2016/17) have been identified. The County organises an annual beauty contest for PWDs to showcase their talents. The county has constructed a boys dormitory at the Rescue Centre, a dining hall, kitchen and ablution block at Homecraft centre. Street children, orphans and vulnerable children have been counselled, repatriated/reintegration with their families.

Sports

Uasin Gishu County being the home of champions especially in athletics, the county has identified 30 ward playgrounds for upgrading and organised and funded various activities for people living with disabilities. The deaf Athletics and Special Olympics including track and field, marathon and sitting volleyball were organised by the county where 25 athletes and 10 were selected for trials in Nairobi where 2 athletes were picked for the international competitions. With the objective of identifying, nurturing and developing sports talents and skills, the county has been involved in Coordinating and facilitating KICOSCA games which bring together staff working within the counties for talent development, recreation, team building, cultural exchange, sharing of ideas and general interaction.The county staff participated and the best players were selected to represent the Country during the East African games (EALASCA). The county has organized and coordinated athletics activities with the aim of nurturing sports talent.  They include track and field events, cross country championships, marathons and Road races. These events include Kesses/Moi university community cross country, Kimbilio cross country, Family bank Half Marathon, Kass Marathon, Tuskys Cross Country, Cross country championships, Discovery Kenya cross country,  Discovery Half Marathon. The refurbishment of Kipchoge stadium is in progress and the county has partnered with national government to renovate it to accommodate around 300,000 people. refurbishment of 64 stadia is underway.

Culture

Uasin Gishu County has facilitated 7 cultural groups to participate in the national music festival completions namely: Turbo Sub-county -Nandi cultural group, Kiptenden women group, Sokoni women group. Kapseret Sub-county-Segeriet women dancers, Education for life. Kesses Sub county-Inter community peace group. Moiben Sub county-Kayla traditional dancers. The above groups were facilitated again in regionals together with-Kimumu cultural dancers, Kimumu Arts group, Mawelji women group and Lekebeet cultural dancers. For the last three years, 16 meetings have been organised for Council of Elders to discuss matters affecting the county in peace, politics, culture and co-existence and the annual peace meeting for peace crusaders. The department organizes talent shows twice per year for youth to showcase their talents, quarterly exhibitions for herbal medicine practitioners and annual capacity building workshops for performing artists, herbal practitioners, adjudicators and team leaders.

UASIN GISHU COUNTY EDUCATION REVOLVING FUND

Revolving fund

The Uasin Gishu County Education Revolving Fund came to existence in 12th May 2014 through an Act and amendment of the Act in 2016. The objective of the fund is as follows:

  1. Empower the youth through financing of technical training directly related to the development of artisan or improvement of technical skills within the county which include the following areas of specialization but not limited to:
  2. Plumbing and Water engineering
  3. Electrical installation and engineering
  • Masonry and building technology
  1. Civil engineering and quantity survey
  2. Refrigeration and air conditioning, welding fabrication and wood work.

 

  1. Provide loans to the youth pursuing artisan or technical courses offered at county polytechnics or such National Government or Private Technical Training Institutes as may be recommended by the County Education Board.

Structures

The fund is run by the Board and a secretariat comprising of:-

  1. Board Chairperson- Dr. Joel Chelule
  2. Vice Chairperson- Dr. Susan Keino
  3. Chairperson County Education Board- Dr. Joseph Lelan
  4. Representative of Technical/Higher Education- Dr. David Kessio and four members which include
  • Loice Murrey
  • Patrick Kiarie
  • Paul Sugut
  • Nicholas Koimur

 

The fund also has various committees i.e ward commitees which consists of persons appointed by the County Education Loans Board and they are six in Numbers:

  • Chairperson
  • Deputy Chairperson
  • The Ward Administrator
  • Representative of Youth
  • People Living With Disability
  • Women Representative`
NoProject NameActivitiesObjectivesStart
date
End
date
Estimated
cost (ksh)
Actual Expenditure
Expenditure
CommitementCompletion
rate (%)
Incomplete-
painting,
plastering,
window panes
and doors
1.St. Stephen SosianiConstruction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block

To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20152016500,000500,000500,00060%Incomplete-
painting,
plastering,
window panes
and doors
2.Sosiani KapkebenConstruction of one
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20172018550,000550,000550,00060%Incomplete-
painting,
plastering,
window panes
and doors
3.KapkatetConstruction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20142015600,000600,000600,00050%Incomplete-
plastering,doors,
window panes
and ceiling
painting,
4.Moi BarracksConstruction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20152016600,000600,000600,00050%Incomplete-
roofing, plastering,
painting,ceiling
and window panes
5.AinapngetikConstruction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
2014
2015


2018
2015
2016


2019
500,000
600,000


300,000
500,000
600,000


300,000
500,000
600,000


300,000
70%Incomplete-
plastering,
painting,
and window panes
Allocation in progress
6.SeiyotConstruction of one
classroom
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20152016600,000600,000600,000100%Complete and
in use
7.Sosiani/KapkebenConstruction of one
classrooms and
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20152016600,000600,000600,000100%Complete and
in use
8.Mareba
Construction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
2013
2015
2017
2014
2016
2018
555,000
600,000
600,000
555,000
600,000
600,000
555,000
600,000
600,000
90%Incomplete-
plastering,doors,
window panes
and painting
9.
Sugoi Gaa

Construction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
2015
2017
2016
2018
600,000
600,000
600,000
600,000
600,000
600,000
60%Incomplete-
roofing,
plastering,portining,
window panes
4 doors
and painting
10.ChemalalConstruction of one
classrooms
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
2015
2017
2016
2018
600,000
300,000
600,000
300,000
600,000
300,000
100%Complete but require
another classroom
and Administration
Block
11.Samoei RutoConstruction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20142015500,000500,000500,00060%Incomplete-
plastering,painting,
window panes
3 doors
12.EmsosConstruction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
2014
2015
2016
2015
2016
2017
500,000
600,000
200,000
500,000
600,000
200,000
500,000
600,000
200,000
60%Incomplete-
painting, ceiling
doors and window panes
13.KaptichConstruction of two
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
2013
2016




2018
2014
2017




2019
550,000
600,000




300,000
550,000
600,000




300,000
550,000
600,000




300,000
60%Incomplete-
roofing,
plastering,ceiling,
window panes
4 doors
and painting
allocation in progress
14.CherameiConstruction of one
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20142015500,000500,000500,00040%Incomplete - 3 doors
(office) and another
classroom
15.Sambut Construction of one
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure

20182019600,000600,000600,000allocation in progress
16.KaibeiyotConstruction of one
classrooms and
Administration Block
To improve
ECDE Infrastructure
20182019600,000600,000600,000Allocation in progress
TARAKWA WARD

  1. Put in place legislative frameworks (policies and regulations) to anchor departmental operations, including County Revolving Fund Act, ECDE Policy,Youth Training Policy, Persons with Disability Policy and Bill.
  2.  Constructed 584 new ECDE classrooms.
  3.  Employed 1,000 ECDE teachers within the first one year.
  4.  Increased enrolment in ECDE from 29,047 in 2013 to 35,162 in 2017.
  5.  Sponsored 1,800 students (20 per ward per year for the past 3 years) to undertake technical courses in plumbing, electrical and electronics, welding and fabrication, mechanical engineering, building and construction.
  6.  Distributed Sh. 452 Million in bursaries to needy students over the last four years with 59,444 beneficiaries.
  7. Constructed 11 Vocational Training Colleges (Youth Polytechnics) to enable our youth access vocational education.
  8.  Established a Persons with Disability Fund with over 4,000 beneficiaries.
  9. Constructed 2 dormitories in Rescue Centre.
  10. Developed Sports and Culture policies.
  11.  Partnered with the national government to refurbish Kipchoge Keino Stadium to international standards.
  12.  Sponsored cultural and sporting activities in the county.
  13. Hosted a number of national and international competitions.
  14. Rehabilitated 30 of playgrounds across the county.
  15. Trained youth, women and persons with disability on reservation procurement.
Department Of Education, Social Services, Sports, Culture & Youth, P.O.Box 40-30100, Eldoret,Kenya, TEL: 020-2329037 /+254-053-2016330 /+254-053-2032603 /+254-053-2062208, Email: education@uasingishu.go.ke
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