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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.

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Burundi

BURUNDI


FAWE Burundi contact details

Coordinatrice: Madame Beatrice NIJEBARIKO
Présidente: Mme Thécla KABUYE

Avenue de la Mission No. 2, BP 6382
BUJUMBURA, Burundi
Tel; +257 244635
      +257 777 45 999 (mobile)
      + 257 799 90 088
 Fax: (257) 22-244634
Email: fawe-burundi@onatel.bi;beanijos2000@yahoo.fr 

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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