Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO

Fawe Burkina Faso contact details
Coordinatrice: Madame LAMIZANA / SANFO Absétou
Présidente: Mme Elisabeth Tiemtore

Address: FAWE Burkina Faso, 06 BP 9109
Ouagadougou 06, Burkina Faso
Tel. (226) 50 366268;
Fax (226) 50 366268;
Email: afed@cenatrin.bf;elisabetiem@yahoo.com, sanfo_a@yahoo.fr
NC Mobile: (226) 788-376-42

Background:

Population (millions)                 15.2
Population Growth Rate (%)             3.4
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.2
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 161/169

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    63       
       M    67       
       F    59
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    53       
       M    52   
       F    55
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    49       
       M    52       
       F    45
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    7.2       
       M    0.1       
       F    0.1
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.5       
       M    9.4
       F    7.6
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    26       
       M    …       
       F    49
   
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
• Conducted national campaign for EFA
• Collaborates with MoE on accelerating EFA
• With NGOs plan implementation of 10 years basis education development plan
• Trained 15 chapter Executive Committee members on gender and education

Community Advocacy
• Celebrate International Women’s Day
• Organize girls’ education day
• Sensitisation of traditional chiefs and religious leaders
• FAWE Award for media Excellence – 2001
• Gender sensitisation of teachers
• Chapter newsletter on girls’ issues – Info Clubs AFED

Interventions
  • FAWE regional pilot programme on HIV/AIDS
  • Vocational training for out-of school adolescent girls (159 girls in 2001
  • Training Centre for NFE literacy classes for 9-15 year old girls
  • Centre of Excellence at Dipeo Primary School, Burkina Faso
  • Mainstreaming of FEMSA best practices
  • Interschool competitions on SMT subjects
  • Uniform and school bags for 200 poor girls
  • Bursaries for girls (53 girls in 2001)
  • Monitor girls’ activities
  • Mothers’ clubs in different districts



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