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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.

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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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