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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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Ghana

GHANA

FAWE Ghana contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Juliana Osei

Chair: Ms.  Esi Sutherland-Addy

Address:FAWE Ghana Chapter
             Near FAWE FM 105.9, Fotobi (Nsawam- Aburi Road), Eastern Region Accra,
             P.O. Box CN 1217, Cantoments,
             ACCRA, Ghana
Tel. (233)-21-81-91460 mobile: (233) 24 249523975 Juliana
E-mail:faweghana@gmail.com
Website:http://www.faweghana.org 

Background:
Population (millions)                 23.3
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.1
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.8
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 130/169

Education status:
Adult Literacy Rate 

Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F     77       
       M    76       
       F    77   
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F   ...      
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    98       
       M    97       
       F    98
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    67       
       M    …       
       F    46
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.9       
       M    8.1   
       F    7.8
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    66   
       M    72   
       F    59
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
• Production of songs and dance as advocacy tools
• Audiovisual mobile van for gender awareness in rural areas
• Television/radio talks on girls' education
• Community libraries

Interventions
• Survey of schoolgirls knowledge of HIV/AIDS
• Disseminate study results on girls' sexual maturation

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