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FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
“Sustaining the momentum through diverse partnerships.”…

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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.

Kenya

KENYA

FAWE Kenya contact details

Coordinator: Ms Catherine Naserian

Chairperson: Ms Antonina Mulamula

Address:FAWE Kenya Chapter
             Kenya Education Staff Institute KESI)
             Mtama Road, off 5th Parklands Avenue,
             Highridge, Parklands
             P O Box 52597-00200,
             NAIROBI, Kenya
Tel: (254) 20 3747140/45
Email:


Background:

Population (millions)                 38.7
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.6
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    6.3
Human development Index (HDI) Rank     128/169

Education Status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    82       
       M    81       
       F    82
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    30       
       M    …       
       F    59
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.2       
       M    9.2   
       F    9.3
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    87   
       M    90
       F    83
Out-of- school   
       M/F (Total)    1 319   
       M        670   
       F        649
      
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) …
Public Education Spending (% of GDP) 6.9

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008


FAWE’S Action on the ground
 
Policy Advocacy
• Trained a core team to ensure gender mainstreaming in  EFA NAPS 
• Conducted sensitisation workshops on strategies to use in analysing
     gender gaps in educational policies
• Participated in the dissemination of the MoE EFA Handbook
• Participated in the development and dissemination  of the Kenya Gender Policy in Education
• Review of EFA documents for gender responsiveness
• Production of an education statistics booklet in conjunction with MoE

Community Advocacy
• Launch of FAWE sub branches
• Celebrate Girls’ Education Day
• Gender sensitisation workshop in Taita/Taveta District
• Community sensitisation project in Mbeere
• Chapter uses print and electronic media to discuss issues of girls education

Interventions

  •  Collaborates with Advance Africa to incorporate skills – based HIV/AIDS training in girls’ education
  •  Thika Peer Counsellors Project – has reached 8,000 girls
  •  Set up guidance and counselling desks in two schools
  •  Establishment of girls clubs in Kitui, Kajiado, Mbeere
  • Combating Poverty
  • Provides bursaries to girls
  • Fund raising activities to boost bursary fund
  • Creating a conducive learning environment for girls’ education
  • Centre of Excellence at Kajiado, Kenya


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