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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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Guinea

GUINEA
FAWE Guinea contact details

Coordinatrice: Ms Madeleine Maka Kaba

Présidente: Mme Hadja Albertine Fadiga

Addres:Forum des Educatrices de Guinée (FEG),
           Foyer de la jeune fille Face Centrale électrique Tombo, Commune de Kaloum, B.P. 3864,
           CONAKRY, Guinée
Tel: (224) 60-55-57-61/63 35 62 25
Email: fawegui@yahoo.fr

Background

Population (millions)                 9.8
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.3
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 164/169

Socio-Economic Context


Education Staus:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    71       
       M    76       
       F    66
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …   
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    31       
       M    34       
       F    26
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    11       
       M    …       
       F    43
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    5.9       
       M    6.7   
       F    5.1
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        38   
       M        50   
       F        26


Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 19.2

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground Demonstrating what works

Policy Advocacy

* Trained in gender analysis and mainstreaming
*  In committee of National Operators in Literacy
* Contributed to strategies for improving equity in higher education
* Sensitise stakeholders on establishment of "parents' schools."
* In country's World Fund Committee on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Inteventions
Combating Poverty through provision of bursariesfor girls supported through EDDI.

Improving girls' academic performance
• Women's literacy programmes
• In-service for 1700 teachers in gender responsive teaching
• Centre of Excellence at Linsan, Guinea

•Empowerment activitiesby starting remedial classes for 1600 girl candidates
• Training on culture of peace
•Promoting learning of SMT among girls
• Training of Chapter members on HIV/AIDS
• Organized a girls' conference on HIV/AIDS


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