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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES
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…

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.

Events

Namibia

NAMIBIA
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;

Background

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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