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International Women's Day 2014 - Equality for Women is progress for all International Women's Day 2014 - Equality for Women is progress for all
Message from Madam Hon Aicha Bah Diallo, Chairperson of the African Women Educationalists (FAWE) on the occasion of the celebration of International Women's Day 2014.…

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Precious J. Deshield,  24 years, Liberia Precious J. Deshield, 24 years, Liberia
FAWE has helped me see for myself what I am capable of and that I can succeed. I study civil engineering at Stella Maris Polytechnic in Liberia.

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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