Kenya Society for the Blind in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Jubilee Insurance Limited carried out school vision screening in three schools in Machakos County from 11th – 13th October 2017. Although there are very many primary schools in the county only three were selected for the event. They included Machakos Primary School, Machakos Township Primary School and Mutituni Primary School.
The County has close to 850 primary schools. The primary school enrollment rate is 81% for both boys and girls. School dropout was reported to be 5.5%. The Primary school going population (6-13 years) makes up to 20.3% of the county total population.