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If done well, education can play a critical role in upward social mobility. But in Northern Kenya, despite early childhood education being free, many pupils do not attend school because of myriad challenges. Instead of attending school, the children are involved in domestic chores like fetching water, collecting firewood, and looking after their parents’ livestock, thus denying them education. Ahmed Kura leads the Kenya Dryland Education Fund, which is tackling this issue through enrollment, attendance, retention, and transition. The Elephant in conversation with Ahmed Kura, Country Director – Kenya Drylands Education Fund (KDEF).