Ahmed Maalim, 19 years - Kenya
A third born in a family of 8, and the only one who has had a chance in
education this far, Ahmed’s father passed on while he was in Class 7 in 2003.
Narrates Ahmed, “This was just few months after my aunt transferred me to Nyeri
from Moyale where she could enroll me to a school. Soon after she got divorced,
and I was taken a children’s home. But i could not cope because most of the
children were taking drugs. I approached the head teacher at Nyamachaki Primary
school and begged him to give me a chance in his school.
A world in which all African girls have access to education, perform well and complete their studies, and gender disparities in education are eliminated.
To promote gender equity and equality in education in Africa by fostering positive policies, practices and attitudes towards girls’ education.
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.
FAWE HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
On behalf of The Executive Committee, the entire Network, the Management and staff of the Regional Secretariat of FAWE Africa, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Hendrina Doroba as the new Executive Director of FAWE, effective…