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BLOG ON THE DAY OF AFRICAN CHILD 2014
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela…

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.

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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