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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