THAT, aware that the Article 14 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples provides for the right of indigenous communities to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages and promoting their culture; FURTHER AWARE that the fourth objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is "to ensure an inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" which for indigenous communities means ensuring an education that guarantees the learning of their own language and culture; NOTING that the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, similarly provides for the promotion and protection of culture and indigenous languages and knowledge; OBSERVING that language is the main form of interaction with our environment and that words preserve stories, traditions, culture and identity; COGNISANT of the fact that indigenous languages represent the legacy of our forbearers and our obligation is to take care of them because when an indigenous language disappears, the indigenous traditional knowledge (stories, legends, songs, values, myths, prayers) also disappear; APPRECIATING that the treasure of indigenous languages is a heritage that should not be lost; DEEPLY CONCERNED that unfortunately, indigenous cultural identity and languages are threatened by the constant growth and assimilation of globalization within cosmopolitan cities such as Nairobi; this Assembly urges the County Executive to explore mechanisms for developing a framework under Section 17 of the Nairobi City County Early Childhood Education Act, 2017 for encouraging learners in ECD Centers to experience their native languages, knowledge and culture to promote all-inclusive early learning in the County.
|Notice of Motion||24th July, 2019|
|Mover||Hon. Silvia Museiya, MCA|
|Seconder||Hon. Kabiro Mbugua, MCA|
|Dates Debated and/or Concluded||7th August, 2019|