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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.

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Swaziland

SWAZILAND

FAWE Swaziland contact details

Coordinator: Ms Khetsiwe Gladys Dlamini

Chair: Nonhlanhla A. Sukati

Address:FAWE Swaziland
             Temporary address: William Pitcher College
              P.O. Box A380,
              MANZINI, Swaziland
Tel: 0268 6074317
Email: phumied@yahoo.com;nasukati@swazinet.com;kututu@uniswa.sz

Background

Population (millions)                 1.1
Population Growth Rate (%)             1.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    25.9   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 121

Education status: 
  
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    83       
       M    82       
       F    84
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    89       
       M    90       
       F     87
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    32       
       M    ...       
       F    38
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.3       
       M    9.2   
       F    9.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    87       
       M    87       
       F    86  


Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending): 21.6


Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008
FAWE's Action on the ground (2002- 2005)

Policy Advocacy

• Participated in development of EFA action plans
• Conducted a needs assessment survey of teenage mothers
• Participated in a review of laws affecting women
• Undertook assessment of gender responsiveness in policies of vocational and technological institutions

Community Advocacy
• Production of advocacy material for sensitization of various audiences on the importance of girls’ education: Newsletters, calendars, T-shirts, posters, stickers, brochures and fliers

• Production of radio programmes advocating against early marriages and traditional practices that hinder girls’ education
• Participation in Girls’ education day, International Women’s Day and Global Campaign for Education

Interventions
• Role model programme using women in science-based careers
• Awards to best performers in national examinations
• Attachment of female students to science based institutions
• Promoting learning of SMT among girls
• Study results on girls' participation in SMT disseminated for mainstreaming in curriculum
• Counselling and sensitisation on HIV/AIDS
• HIV/AIDS education and support for the infected and affected
• Bursaries for girls from very needy backgrounds

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