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FAWE CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FAWE CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Words are inadequate to ease the pain inflicted on families, relatives and friends of the students of GARISSA University. We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to those affected by this brutal and senseless terrorist attack.…

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.

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Malawi

MALAWI

FAWE Malawi contact details
Coordinator: Ms. Chitsulo Joyce
Chair: Mrs Hazel Manda

Address:FAWE Malawi Chapter (FAWEMA)
             Lilongwe Rural East District Education Offices,
             Old town, off roundabout past ESCOM,
             Between WICO & LADD
             P.O. Box 30886
             LILONGWE 3, Malawi
Tel/fax: (265) 1 750976
Mobile: 265 8335544
Email: fawema@africa-online.ne
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Background
Population (millions)             14.8
Population Growth Rate (%)         2.8
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    11.0
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 153/169

Education status:
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    91       
       M    88       
       F    93
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    18       
       M    22       
       F    14
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    77       
       M    79       
       F    75
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    8.6       
       M    8.7   
       F    8.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    73       
       M    80   
       F    66                                        
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
* As a member of the Task Force on EFA, trained a core team to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA National Action Plans
* FAWEMA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and CIDA worked on the revision and dissemination of the Re – Admission Policy Procedures.
* Participated in monitoring government education expenditure
* Influenced MoE to increase numbers of female teachers

Community Advocacy
• Implemented activities for girls' education week, Global Campaign for Education
• Involved in UNlCEF's Sara Communication Initiative
• Trained mothers' groups on economic advantages of girls' education
• Trained district education managers in gender sensitive teaching in health and nutrition
• Capacity building on gender issues for radio presenters


Interventions
* 830 girls reached in 21 Girls’ clubs
* 900 girls and 330 boys empowered and 12 Tuseme clubs established
* 225 girls participated in Gender responsive SMT in 13 schools
* 55 girls in 19 schools awarded bursaries
* In collaboration with CCRECOM carried out community sensitization on impacts of violence against women and girls
* Project on feminine hygiene in child friendly schools as a way of reducing drop outs among girls
* Establishment of Mothers’ Groups
* Established FAWE clubs in Mzuzu University and Chancellor College



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                              

 

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