In Focus

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.

Tanzania

TANZANIA

FAWE Tanzania contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Neema Kitundu

Chair: Mrs. Winfrida Rutaindurwa ()

Address:FAWE Tanzania Chapter, Posta House Building
             1st Floor Room No. 102 Ohio Street/Ghana Avenue
             P.O. Box 63319
             DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania
Tel: (255) 222-2122871
Fax: N/A
Email: /
Skype: fawetz


Background:

Population (millions)                 39.5
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.5
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    5.6
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 148

Educaton Status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …   
       F    …     
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …   
       F    …   
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    1.4       
       M    2.0       
       F     0.9
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F     69   
       M    78       
       F    62
  

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 27.5

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE’S Action on the ground
 
Policy Advocacy 
• Trained a country core group in gender mainstreaming EFA NAPs
• Monitoring of gender responsiveness in implementation of PEDP
• Worked with Ministry of Education to institute gender responsive curriculum and teaching methodologies
• Developed a gender management training manual

Community Advocacy
• Lobbying activities on gender issue within Ministry of Education
• Procession in Arusha in support of girls’ education during EDEA Biennial
• Gender sensitisation programmes targeting villages, government and civic department

Interventions

  • Bursaries for poor girls transiting to secondary schools
  • Established 22 Tuseme club sand 12 FEMSA clubs in 34 schools
  • Implemented an international Labour Organization (ILO) child labour project
  • Remedial classes improved performance at the COE
  • Community participation in curbing dropout of girls at COE
  • Chapter joined Tanzania Educational Network (TEN/MET) and formed coalition to facilitate the Global Campaign for Education week
  • Chapter participated in trucking funds disbursed by government for schools.
  • Promoting learning of SMT among girls
  • Workshop for education officials on SMT best practices
  • Establishment of Tuseme clubs
  • Collaboration with civic councillors leading to financial support of the centre of excellence.

 Top

 Back to previous page