Olturot

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Olturot

Olturot (meaning rocky land) is in Marsabit, Northeastern Kenya. The region lies at the foot of Mount Kulal (‘place of rest’). It’s a home to approximately 300 households.

Their main economic activity is cattle herding, buying and selling goat meat, and small-scale business. In this community, the major religions are Islam, Christianity, and African indigenous religions (e.g. worship of multiple deities, use of magic, etc.). Approximately 92% of residents are impoverished, and only approximately 26% can read and write.

Major challenges in this community include; unemployment, bandit attacks, tribal crashes, alcoholism, illiteracy, teenage pregnancies, female genital mutilation and school dropout (especially for girls who are married off at a young age).

Center Stats

Founded
In

2018

Initial
Students

68

Current
Students

408

Grades
Taught

Pre-Primary to Grade 1

Staff
Members

3

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