In Focus

Today, 5th October, World Teachers’ Day, as the global community comes together to support the new 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAWE and its network, would like to highlight the crucial role teachers play in achieving…


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.




FAWE Kenya contact details

Coordinator: Ms Rozita Dsouza

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) 20 259 2839/49 Ext. 102


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


  •  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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