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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…

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.

Nigeria

NIGERIA

FAWE Naigeria contact details

Coordinator: Josephine Kanu

Chair: Mrs. Marie SojinrinMarie-Therese Sojinrin


Address:FAWE Nigeria Chapter
             Sky Memorial Complex First Floor
             Block E, Flat 2, Wuse Zone 5
             Abuja, Nigeria
Tel: (234) 802-783-0082; (234) 803-401-8944
Email : fawen2004@yahoo.com;ephinejoe@yahoo.com;msojinrin@yahoo.com

Background

Population (millions)                 151.2
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    3.6
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 142

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …   
       F     …
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    262       
       M    …       
       F    38
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.2       
       M    7.8   
       F    6.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    60   
       M    72   
       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
• Survey of needs of adolescent mothers out of school
• Dissemination of re-entry policy for adolescent mothers

Community Advocacy
Sensitisation of communities to retain girls in schools

Interventions

  • Vocational training in tie/dye, soap making, cookery, literacy etc for street girls
  • Organized reading competitions for secondary school girls


 

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