In Focus

FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
“Sustaining the momentum through diverse partnerships.”…

Voices

Beatrice Anyango Ochieng, 23 years - Kenya Beatrice Anyango Ochieng, 23 years - Kenya
“I was just 8 years old when my parents died. My relatives took care of me but unfortunately, I got pregnant in class 8 and dropped out of school before the final examination. I got married but by the grace of God through FAWE, I joined form one at Kitmikai Day Secondary School in Kisumu. FAWE supported me through secondary school and I attained a grade B- in form four K.C.S.E exams. FAWE made me confident.

Our approach

FAWE’s work is to encourage governments, international organisations and local communities to enact policies and provide positive learning environments that treat girls and boys equally.

We use a four-pronged approach to transform girls' education and to achieve gender equity and equality in education across Africa:

  • Policy advocacy – influencing governments and other partners to review existing educational policies and adopt strategies to achieve greater and better participation of girls’ in education.
  • Community advocacy – building public awareness on the social and economic value of girls’ education so that citizens themselves take responsibility for the task and collectively work to support the agenda.
  • Interventions – developing and promoting models that demonstrate that contexts can be created that are conducive to girls’ enrolment, continuation and successful completion of the school cycle.
  • Replication and mainstreaming – encouraging governments to adopt and generalise innovations that have demonstrated positive impacts on girls’ schooling.

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