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 Namibia contact details

Coordinator:Acting Coordinator Rauha Haufiki

Chair: Ms. Claudia Uazembua Tjikuua.

Address:FAWE Namibia (FAWENA)
             Ministry of Education
             Luther Street,
             Government Office Park
             1st Floor, Room 110
             Private Bag 13186
             WINDHOEK, Namibia, 9000
Tel. (264) 61 2933143
Fax: (264) 61 2933142
Rauha’s mobile: 264 81 2853412
Email: fawena@mec.gov.na;


Population (millions)                 2.1
Population Growth Rate (%)             1.9
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    13.1   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 105

Education status:
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    89   
       M    87       
       F    91
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    78       
       M    76       
       F     79
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.3       
       M    9.1   
       F    9.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F     88   
       M    89   
       F    88

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 22.4

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWENA's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
  • Participated in the review of MoE- Policy on Promotion of grade 1-9 and grade 11
  • Participated in the review ofCompulsory compensatory teaching (2006)
  • Participated in the review of Policy on grade 10 repeaters (2008).
  • Carried out research on the implementation of re-entry policy for teenage mothers in 5 regions in Namibia

Community Advocacy
Extensive use of print and electronic media including banners, car stickers, t-shirts, brochure, radio, television, talk shows, newspapers, calendars and community meetings focusing on:
  • Re-entry policy for teenage mothers
  • Violence against girls in schools
  • Education of girls, especially among the nomadic Sun communities


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