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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.

Uganda

UGANDA

FAWE Uganda contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Christine Semambo Sempebwa

Address:FAWE Uganda Chapter
             Plot 328, Maguluhane Bukoto 
             P O Box 24117
             KAMPALA, Uganda
Tel.  (256) 414-252258
Email:
Website: www.faweuganda.org


Background:
Population (millions)                 31.6
Population Growth Rate (%)             3.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    6.5
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 143

Education Status:
      
Primary Gross Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    97       
       M    96       
       F    98
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    61       
       M    63       
       F     60
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    57       
       M    …       
       F    43
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    8.7       
       M    8.9   
       F    8.6
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    75       
       M    82       
       F    67
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 18.9

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE’S Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Members of Ministry of Education National Task Force on gender
* Actively participated and influenced the drafting of the Ministry of Education and Sports   gender policy 
• Participated in the review of by-laws for children’s protection
• Reviewed FEMS a guidelines for integration into EFA NAPs
• Trained a core team to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA NAPS
• Strong links with Ministry of Education in EFA gender mainstreaming
• Strong links with Ministry of Education in Education Sector review/Dissemination of re-entry policy for teenage mothers

Community Advocacy
* Campaigned and lobbied govt to recruit more female science teachers.
* Sensitized and trained teachers in gender responsive pedagogy.
• Radio campaigns on girls’ education
• Program of role models for enhancement of girls’ education and documented it as best practice for influencing the education of girls.
• Awareness creation and mobilization of local communities to support and promote girls’ education
• FAWE Uganda is a member and Co-chair of the UNGEI Advisory Committee (UUAC)
• The Chapter is actively involved in the Global Campaign for Education

Interventions

•Bursary scheme over 2,500 pupils benefit annually
• Life skills training and mentoring programmes for  both girls and boys
• Girls and boys mentored by both peer mentors and adult mentors and inspired to work hard and achieve better results.
• Supports Child mothers with practical and entrepreneur skills for their survival and their family.
• Participated in launch of Girls’ Education movement (GEM)
• Trained 73 teachers in 14 schools on life skills teaching methodologies through use of SARA Communications
• Twinning best performing urban schools with poor rural schools through sharing of best practices

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