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FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
“Sustaining the momentum through diverse partnerships.”…

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.

Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE
FAWE Zimbabwe contact details
Coordinator: Lydia Madyirapanze

Chair: Mrs. Irene Mkondo

Address:FAWE Zimbabwe
             Curriculum Development Unit Complex
             Corner Brighton and Upper East Road
             First Floor 254
             P.O. Box MP 1058
             Mount Pleasant
             HARARE, Zimbabwe

Email: fawezim2@gmail.com
Tel: +263 4 307793, +263 772 244 940

Background
Population (millions)                 12.4
Population Growth Rate (%)             0.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    14.3
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 169

Education status:

Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%))
       M/F    90       
       M    89       
       F    91
Primary Completion Rate (%)
    M/F    ...   
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...   
       F     ...
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.9       
       M    9.8   
       F    9.9
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        91   
       M        94   
       F        89

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

• Participated in review of gender responsiveness of EFA National Plan of Action
• Participated in review of Girls’ Education National Strategic Plan
• Participated in National Review of the Social Sector on Health, Education and Social Services.
• Participated in development of action plans for implementing Zimbabwe’s gender policy

Community Advocacy
• Coordinated production and airing of “Be In School Radio Campaigns” in Zaka, Buhera, Chegutu and Gokwe regions. 50 children taken back to school as a result of the campaign
• Observed International Women’s Day, Global Campaign For Education, Day of the African Child, World Teachers’ Day and National AIDS Week annually through activities that promote girls’ education
• Production and distribution of videotapes, radio programmes, banners, posters, calendars and other advocacy material on girls’ education
• Trained girls to Girls’ Club leaders / teachers better equip to effectively monitor club activities.
• Developed and printed 5000 Girls’ Education Resource Kit for use in girls’ clubs

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