Greatness United - G-United is an annual national volunteering programme that was launched on September 2014 by the Presidency of the Republic of Kenya, and is implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, with technical support provided by Evidence Action. The primary aims of the programme are:

1. Strengthen and support primary education outcomes; educational outcomes such as early reading and math skills will be enhanced, with volunteers under the guidance of teachers, providing remedial support to pupils that have been identified as requiring extra support.

As mentors, volunteers will be challenged to inspire, motivate and cultivate a culture of greatness at their partner primary schools. The volunteers acting as education ambassadors will promote school enrollment through outreach and awareness raising campaigns in their host communities.

2. Promote national cohesion; by volunteering in areas other than their home or residence counties, university graduates will gain invaluable exposure to diverse environments and communities. Whilst on placement with partner primary schools, these volunteers will live with resident host families, further increasing opportunities for meaningful cultural exchange.

3. To equip university graduates who are selected to participate in this prestigious one year programme with essential job and life skills; during which they will go through extensive training and practical experience that will contribute towards enhancing their employability.


Gundua is our series of stories, video and photos, following the journey of our fellows in the field. View our latest features here:

Shadrack | Siaya to Kajiado

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Interview with Shadrack in Kajiado

Ednah | Baringo to Malindi

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Photos from Ednah in Kilifi County