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FAWE CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FAWE CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Words are inadequate to ease the pain inflicted on families, relatives and friends of the students of GARISSA University. We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to those affected by this brutal and senseless terrorist attack.…

Voices

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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Cameroon

CAMEROON

FAWE Cameroon Contact details

Coordinatrice: Mme Isis, Ngo Binam Bikoi
Présidente Dr. Abossolo Monique

FAWE Cameroon (FAWECAM)
Immeuble Mah’dong Veronique, Rue No. Essos; BP 31222,
YAOUNDE - 13, Cameroun
Tel: (237) 222-11-47
      (237) 77686088
Cellphone: (237) 953-64-43 or 771-08-56
Fax: 222-18-73
Email: fawecam_2002@yahoo.fr
          anguemonique@yahoo.fr

Background:

Population (millions)         19.0
Population Growth Rate (%)     2.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    5.3
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 131/169

Education Status:
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    68       
       M    77       
       F    60   
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    88       
       M    94       
       F    82
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    43   
       M    43       
       F    43
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    48       
       M    46       
       F     50
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    215       
       M    …       
       %F    39
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    8.6       
       M    8.8   
       F    8.4
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
    F/M 76

            M 84
    F 68   
      
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)     17.0

   
Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
  • With UNICEF, develop programme for education of nomads
  • Participated in development of the national PRSP Trained in gender analysis and mainstreaming
  • Trained in communication and project proposal
  • Took part in validating report on Gender Equality in Education

Interventions

  • Empowerment activities
  • Organized interschool debates on gender issues
  • To-date 18 girls' clubs with 2550 members
  • Organized girls' Forum attended by 96 girls and 32 animators
  • Joined in radio programmes that helped explain FAWE’s mandate.
  • Started small scale income generating activities for girls.

Community Advocacy
Bulletin for girls' clubs
Roundtable on "Challenges to girls' education in the 3rd millennium

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