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.


Equal Education - Dec 2011 - Gender & education research

Reflecting on gender and education research in Africa
Equal Education Dec 2011 - page 1For the past 19 years, FAWE’s policy advocacy and programme work have been informed by data on education trends in Africa. At FAWE, we recognise that reliable, topical data on gender in African education can only be generated through continuous research. We recognise, too, the importance of having evidenced-based interventions so our work can achieve maximum impact.

This is the rationale behind FAWE’s current research initiative, established in 2009. Since the initiative was launched, FAWE and its research partners have worked towards generating specific knowledge that can inform educational policy and practice. Our premise is that if gender research in Africa is to be strengthened, African women have to be involved in the research process.

This issue of Equal Education seeks to stimulate reflection on a number of issues in gender and education research. We hope it will contribute to dialogue on harnessing research to improve the quality of education for all in Africa.

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