The Positive Deviance (PD) study in public primary schools in Kenya, which began in February 2017 was finalised in June 2018. Prior to its finalisation, the study findings were disseminated in Dar-es-Salaam at an international conference, and through five workshops in the study locales in Kenya.
The search for positive deviant (PD) schools in Kenya, commissioned by TWAWEZA EAST AFRICA and spearheaded by Dr. Sheila Wamahiu with a team of JASLIKA researchers, found its way to one of the ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Land) regions in Kenya early September, 2017.
Since February 2017, Dr Sheila Wamahiu has been leading a team of Jaslika researchers in documenting Positive Deviance (PD) schools in Kenya. Commissioned by Twaweza East Africa, the PD approach is relatively new in the region and to the field of education.