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 Malawi contact details
Coordinator: Mrs. Hendrina Givah
Chair: Dr Catherine Mthinda

Address:FAWE Malawi Chapter (FAWEMA)
             Area 47/4/856,
             Mazengera Road,
             P.O. Box 30886
     Capital City
             LILONGWE 3, Malawi
Tel/fax: (265) 01 762 768/ 01 762 833
Mobile: +265 994 02 91 96

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

* 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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