Education in Africa
Kenya has over 200 Quaker secondary schools, and about 1000 primary ones. The first schools were founded early in the twentieth century. More recently several schools have been established in Rwanda and Burundi, and there is an education/rural development centre in Zimbabwe.
The development of Friends schools in Kenya falls into two distinct phases. From 1902 to independence in 1963, the schools were run by the Friends Mission in Kaimosi. For more about this period, click here. From independence onwards , the schools have been government schools, albeit with a strong Quaker influence. For more about this period and the present day, click here.