In Focus

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…

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.

Liberia

LIBERIA

FAWE Liberia contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Winifred Deline

Chair: Dr. Evelyn Kandakar

Address:FAWE Liberia Chapter
             YWCA Compound
              Congo Town, Liberia
Tel. (231) 6424918 Mob: 231 6424918 Winifred
Email: liberiafawe@yahoo.com ; wwdeline@yahoo.com


Background

Population (millions)             3.7
Population Growth Rate (%)         4.1
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.5
Human development Index (HDI) Rank:     162/169

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
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Primary Completion Rate (%)
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Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
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Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    …       
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Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.5           
       M    7.0       
       F    8.0
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        58   
       M        63
       F        53
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 12.1

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Community Advocacy
• Advocating for EFA through street parades
• Launch of new FAWE branches
• Community sensitisation in Grand Cape Mount

Interventions
•Combating Poverty
•Scholarships for needy girls
• Counselling training for teachers in 15 schools
• Provision of books to girls in 15 schools
• Launch of girls' clubs in Montserrado
• Production of operational manual for girls' clubs
• Upgrading of Kendeja School

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