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BLOG ON THE DAY OF AFRICAN CHILD 2014
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela…

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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.

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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