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: 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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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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