In Focus

Today, 5th October, World Teachers’ Day, as the global community comes together to support the new 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAWE and its network, would like to highlight the crucial role teachers play in achieving…


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.


Strategic partnerships

In order to contribute to concerted efforts towards achieving EFA goals, FAWE explores potential areas of collaboration and establishes partnerships with like-minded bodies and organisations.

These partnerships help to minimise duplication of effort and develop greater coherence and synergy in programmes and approaches related to gender and education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our partners include:

  • The African Union (AU). We have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on gender and education issues that is particularly relevant to the Gender and Culture component of the AU’s second Decade for Education.
  • The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). FAWE serves on ADEA’s Steering Committee and works closely with ADEA working groups on communication for education and development (WG COMED), the teaching profession (WGTP), education management and policy support, and higher education (WGHE), among others.
  • Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). FAWE serves on the Advisory Board of CGI’s Education Track that supports a number of initiatives aimed at improving education and life chances for girls and women in Africa.
  • Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC). We have joined with member organisations of the African women’s movement to advocate for the implementation by African countries of the AU’s Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA).
  • IDAY. FAWE partners with the IDAY network of civil society organisations on achieving quality basic education for African children.
  • United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). As a member of UNGEI’s Global Advisory Committee, we have contributed to recommendations on the gender dimensions of EFA goals made to the High-Level Group on EFA convened by UNESCO.


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