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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES
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…

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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.

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J.J. Mungai Secondary School, Mufindi District, Tanzania

Mixed secondary school

COE components

  • Bursaries for underprivileged
  • Gender-Responsive Pedagogy training for teachers
  • Science, Mathematics&Technology programme
  • Tuseme youth empowerment programme
  • Life skills training

Established 2004

  • 122 female students
  • 152 male students
  • 1 female teacher
  • 11 male teachers

2009

  • 320 female students
  • 600 male students
  • 8 female teachers
  • 16 male teachers

Challenges

  • Poverty
  • Rural community
  • Arid conditions
  • Poor community understanding of importance of girls’ education

Outcomes since creation

  • 62% improvement in national exams
  • 70% improvement in end-of-year school exams
  • 80% improvement in academic performance throughout the year
  • 98% improvement in enrolment rates for girls
  • 78% improvement in retention rates for girls
  • 86% improvement in completion rates for girls
  • 29% improvement in transition rates to next level of education for girls
  • 90% reduction in schoolgirl pregnancy rates
  • 92% reduction in sexual harassment

Girls are empowered to:

  • Participate confidently in class
  • Solve problems autonomously

Boys are empowered to:

  • Have positive attitude towards girls

Girls and boys are empowered to:

  • Have improved interaction and discussion
  • Have healthier gender relations 

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