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FAWE CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FAWE CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Words are inadequate to ease the pain inflicted on families, relatives and friends of the students of GARISSA University. We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to those affected by this brutal and senseless terrorist attack.…

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

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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