Six per cent of the Africans still lead a nomadic lifestyle. Marginalized by their highly mobile and harsh way of life, nomadic communities pose a particular challenge for education.
The Education of Nomadic Peoples in East Africa draws on a wide range of literature bringing together, for the first time, the disparate views and experiences in providing education for nomadic communities. It provides a comprehensive and rare insight into the challenges, as well as the constraints and opportunities in developing the right programmes.
The book discusses the two juxtaposing views of pastoral nomadism presenting a thorough examination of available sources that allows readers to make up their own minds.
It further examines previous attempts to provide educational services to nomadic groups focusing particularly on six countries in East Africa: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
This book complements the following title: The Education of Nomadic Peoples in East Africa Synthesis Report