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FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
“Sustaining the momentum through diverse partnerships.”…

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.

Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE
FAWE Mozambique contact details

Chair: Her Excellency Graça Machel
Ms. Francisca M. Costa Nobre
Address:FAWEMO Management Committee Coordinator
             FAWE Moçambique
             Rua Vila Namuali – 109
             Malhangalene
             MAPUTO, Mozambique
Tel:(258) 21 21419051
Fax: (258) 21419051
Mobile: 0823819350
Email: fnobre@2001@yahoo.com

Background
Population (millions)                 22.3
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    11.5
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 165

Education Status:
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    80       
       M    82       
       F    77
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    37       
       M    38   
       F    34
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    59       
       M    56       
       F     60
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    29       
       M    ...       
       F    31
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.0       
       M    7.8   
       F    6.2
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    54       
       M    70       
       F    40

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) ...
       
Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWEMO's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
FAWEMO has participated in the review of major national education policies for gender responsiveness:
* Influenced the formulation and implementation of national policy to allow pregnant girls to remain in school
* Influenced mainstreaming gender into the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education
* Participated in the review of implementation of the national Poverty Reduction Strategy
* Research on policies in girls’ education in Mozambique
* Research on challenges to girls in education in Nampula, Zambézia and Gaza Provinces

Community Advocacy
• Regular column on girls' education issues in national paper
• Training in media relations for NGOs working in basic education
• Meetings held to sensitize parliamentarians on gender and education and girls’ rights;
• Production of articles for radio, TV and newspapers to advocate for girls’ education rights, protection of girls’ against HIV/AIDS and child labour
• Participated in organization and implementation of annual Global Campaign for Education (GCE)
• Development of a position paper on violence against girls in education which was formally presented to Parliamentarians.

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