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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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