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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.…

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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.

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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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