Youth Development Challenges in Kenya

Posted by Clemson University on July 6, 2015

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Youth Development Challenges in Kenya

with guests

Dr. Lawrence Allen and
Mr. James Nampushi

This special Solutions presentation—“Youth Development Challenges in Kenya”—combines education and travelogue as two experts on Kenya share perspectives of their work and research in the country on youth development processes and opportunities, and the myriad challenges for students in Kenya’s K-12 educational system.

Dr. Lawrence Allen, Dean Emeritus of the College of Health, Education, and Human Development (HEHD), and Professor of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management (PRTM), Clemson University, has visited Kenya seven times since 2010 as a faculty member, and is currently a visiting professor with Maasai Mara University in Kenya. On this Solutions webcast, Dr. Allen will discuss his work in youth development in Kenya, and the holistic approach taken in delivering skills training in the highly valued areas of small business and entrepreneurship.

Joining Dr. Allen on Solutions is Clemson University PRTM PhD candidate Mr. James Nampushi, a researcher, author, and native Kenyan who is also renowned as a Maasai Warrior. Mr. Nampushi, who recently completed an in-depth, scholarly study of access issues in Kenya, will share his observations of the public and private school system, and the resilience students must possess in the pursuit of their education.

“Youth Development Challenges in Kenya” will highlight:

– the challenges faced in the Kenyan educational system including governance, education and training, youth opportunities, gender disparities, and vulnerable populations;
– the systemic solutions being implemented in the areas of employment, health, and building efficiency into government; and
– how culture impacts the ability of children to gain an education in Kenya’s K-12 education system.

Supplementary materials and all necessary information about participating fully in this professional development opportunity are found on our Web site. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at or 864-656-2599.

Participation in this webcast is free and no registration is required. The program will be archived in its entirety on our Web site. On the day of the webcast, sign on early to ensure your connection.

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