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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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A world of possibilities A world of possibilities
By Dr. Harriet Sakala, FAWEZA Alumni

Events

Burundi

BURUNDI


FAWE Burundi contact details

Coordinatrice: Madame Ngedakuriyo Gaudence
Tél: +25777738153
e-mail : fawebdi@gmail.com

Présidente: Mpengekeze Scholastique
Tél: +25777730044
mpengekeze0708@gmail.com
scmpenge@yahoo.fr

Avenue de la Mission No. 2, BP 6382
BUJUMBURA, Burundi
Skype: faweburundi

Background:

Population (millions) 8.0
Population Growth Rate (%) 2.9
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    3.3   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 166/169


Education Status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    99       
       M    100       
       F    99
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    38       
       M    45       
       F    27
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    31       
       M    …       
       F     …
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    26       
       M    …       
       %F    44
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.6       
       M    7.7   
       F    7.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    66       
       M    72       
       F    60   
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)     22.3

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE’S Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Capacity building for staff on gender analysis and mainstreaming
• Database on girls’ education and performance
• Commissioned studies on barriers to girls’ education
• Study on gender stereotypes in national curriculum

Community Advocacy
• Radio programmes on girls’ education
• Newsletter on girls’ issue – Tujijuke
• Award to best performing girls in the provinces

Interventions
HIV/AIDS

• FAWE’s regional pilot project on HIV/AIDS
• Stop AIDS Cubs established in secondary schools
• Sensitisation seminars for girls

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