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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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Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA

 Coordinator:  Ms Roman Degefa

Chair: Mme Wizo Melkam Alemu

Address:FAWE Ethiopia Chapter
             22 Mazoria, Behind Zurga Building, Djibouti Road
             P. O. Box 20882 Code 1000
             ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
Tel Nos. (251)-11-6180260,  251- 11-6180261 and (251)-11-6180269, (251)-11-6511317
Fax: (251)-11-6290586
 Mobile No.  (251)- 911-453554,  (251)-911-425365
Email: fawe.ethiopia@ethionet.et

Background:

Population (millions)             80.7
Population Growth Rate (%)         2.6
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    …
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 157

Education Status
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    78       
       M    81       
       F    75
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    88       
       M    88       
       F    89
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    229       
       M    …       
       %F    48
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    5.0       
       M    6.2   
       F    3.9
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F        36   
       M        50   
       F        23
Out-of- school   
       M/F (Total)    2,666   
       M        1226   
       F        1440

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)     23.3
Public Education spending (% of GDP)             6

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE'S action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
*  Active member of the EFA national movement
* Trained a country core group to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA NAPs
* Research towards policy for access to quality NEE for out-of-school girls
* Gender based study on Curriculum and Institutional culture in 7 College of Teacher Education contributed to the review of CTE curricula

Community Advocacy
• Produces a chapter newsletter, Timmar
• FAWE award for Media Excellence
• Agathe Uwilingiyamana Award for innovative achievements in female education
Chapter advanced their advocacy through Radio Fana and weekly newspapers

Interventions

• FAWE'S regional pilot project on HIV/AIDS
• ADVANCE Africa project on HIV/AIDS
• Has a strong bursary scheme. In 2002, benefited 1380 girls in 28 schools
• Effective bursary committees in these schools
• Organizes fundraising activities to replenish the bursary kitty
• Mentoring programme using professional women as role models Girls programmes
• Research on education of girls with disabilities
• Plans underway  to start a Centre of Excellence

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