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By Dr. Harriet Sakala, FAWEZA Alumni

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FAWE and ADEA award the Most Significant Change stories in advancing girls participation in secondary education in Africa

Monday, 11 July 2016

Secondary-level education is a critical stage of learning, and female learners are more likely to drop out at this level than their male counterparts. Having gone through secondary education, a girl can choose to delay child bearing or decide to have fewer children with the opportunity to enjoy a better quality of life. It is for this reason that is a need for new innovations that can ensure access, retention, completion and performance of girls in secondary school.

First Prize

  FAWE ED Hendrina Doroba posing for a picture with the winner of the most significant story awards, Agnes Feima Kenneh

On 7th July 2016 - The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) in partnership with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) held an award ceremony at FAWE House, Kilimani, Nairobi. The award ceremony recognized the top three (3) Most Significant Change stories coming out of a search for innovations which have greatly contributed to advance girls’ participation at secondary education level in Africa. The top stories and others will be used to develop a compendium of best practices on gender equity in education and training programmes.  Find the  Press release on the link below

The “Most Significant Change stories” was a joint competition launched on Thursday, 19th November 2015 in order to map innovative programmes that have advanced girls’ secondary education in the African continent. 

The initiative involved six (6) countries namely Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe with each submitting its own top three stories. A total of 18 stories were reviewed and ranked by the FAWE and ADEA team. They were later submitted to a panel of three (3) judges who were representatives from the Ministry of Education of Burundi and Kenya as well as the UNESCO office in Kenya. Out of these, the top three most innovative stories were selected using the criteria of access, retention and performance. The winners were awarded at the FAWE offices in Nairobi.

Top Three Winners - Group Photo

The top 3 winners of the most significant story awards

The top three winners & their stories

Winner- Agnes Feima Kenneh from Sierra Leone

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First Runners up – Chiedza Child Care Center  from Zimbabwe

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Second runners up – Fatoumata Cisse from Senegal

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