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BLOG ON THE DAY OF AFRICAN CHILD 2014
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela…

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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.

Zambia

ZAMBIA

FAWE Zambia contact details

Coordinator: Mrs. Daphne Chimuka

Chair: Mrs. Lillian Kapulu
Address:FAWE Zambia Chapter
             House No. 6680, Chiwalamabwe Rd,
             Olympia Park, P O Box 37695
             LUSAKA, Zambia
Tel No. (260) 211-295482
Fax No. (260) 211-292753
Email: faweza@iconnect.zm


Background

Population (millions)                 12.6
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.4
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    13.5  
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 150

Education Status:
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    95      
       M    95      
       F    96
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    ...      
       M    ...      
       F    ...
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    56      
       M    55  
       F    58
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    58      
       M    ...      
       F    38
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.5      
       M    8.2  
       F    6.8
Adult Literacy Rate (%)  
       M/F    71      
       M    81      
       F    61


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

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008
FAWE’S ACTION ON THE GROUND:

Policy Advocacy
• Refined re-entry policy guidelines for Ministry of Education
• Sensitised school communities on re-entry guideline
• Sensitised communities on country’s free education policy & implications
• Participated in developing plans for training of female teachers for primary schools
•Interacted with legislators on policy for women literacy
•Participated in external review of strategic plan of Ministry of Education member of committee on PRSP
•Influenced elimination of Grade 7 examination fees
• Influenced effective implementation of the affirmative policy for increased participation of women in management.
•A member of the EFA Task force
•Chapter took a lead in reviewing Education bill for gender biases

Community Advocacy

 •Radio discussion on girls’ safety, re-entry policy and HIV/Aids
 •Advocacy for removal of impediments to MDG/EFA Gender equality goals –  more than 150 Policy makers, 1,000 practitioners, 3,000 community members and more than 8,000 boys and girls
• Advocacy for legal reform to protect female reproductive rights – 45 legislators
• Launch of the Girls’ Education Movement (GEM) identify critical issue in advancing girls’ education
• Girls’ Education Day – Highlight achievements scored in the campaign for girls’ education
• National SAFE Conventions – empowering girls with life skills to survive HIV/AIDS and mitigate social challenges
• Annual International Women’s Day Campaigns – Global themes
• Produced and distributed FAN newsletter three times a year since 2003
• Popularizing the Re-entry policy – 36 broadcasts on community radio stations
• Advocating against traditional practices that hinder girls’ participation – 13 radio broadcasts
• Inter-tertiary debates on topics of gender equality 35 TV broadcasts

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