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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.…

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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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Gabon

GABON

FAWE Gabon contact details

Présidente: Mme Julienne Pélagie Likassa

Address:FAWE-GABON
             B. P.3076
             LIBREVILLE, Gabon
Tel:+241 775358/ +241 07399623
Email: afeg96@yahoo.fr


Background:
Population (millions)                 1.4
Population Growth Rate (%)             1.8
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    5.2   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 93/169

Education Status:

Adult Literacy Rate  (%)
       M/F    87   
       M    91   
       F    83   
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    84       
       M    88   
       F    80
Primary Completion Rate (%) (Figures for 2005)
       M/F    …   
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …   
       F    …
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    67       
       M    …       
       F    46
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.7       
       M    9.8   
       F    9.8


Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)    …

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
Pushed for integration of gender during development of EFA NAPs in MoE workshops

Community Advocacy
• Launched a media campaign on girls education
• Established four chapter committees for girls

Interventions

• Training of peer educators in life skills
• Sensitisation and training for communities and girl leaders on HIV/AIDS
• Sensitisation of girls in five education institutions using "FAWE Tree of Life"
• Counselling of girls through animation
• Commissioned Association of Midwives of Gabon to counsel schoolgirls on RH issues

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