The Influence of Community Partnership Benchmark on Management Outcomes in Child Friendly Schools of Makueni County, Kenya


The Kenya government’s effort to adopt and implement the CFS model created a gap with some public primary schools becoming child friendly while others lagged behind. This paper reports a study on the influence of community partnership as a benchmark on the management outcome of child friendly schools. The study was conducted in Makueni County of Kenya in which Child friendly school partnership with Communities was significantly established. A population of about 45,102 was studied producing a sample of 402 respondents. In schools where community partnership existed, 63.6% have operational BOM committees, Parents provided funds for school projects and construction of buildings (58.1%), Parents participated in school’s decision-making process (59.4%) and Parents met at least once every month to discuss school development (59.8%). However, other than parents, partnership with other stakeholders was not clear. The study recommended strengthened implementation of community partnership with child friendly schools for the benefit of children.


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Musau, N. M., Thinguri, R., & Githui, K. (2022). The Influence of Community Partnership Benchmark on Management Outcomes in Child Friendly Schools of Makueni County, Kenya. European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 3(2), 97–106.

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