In Focus

FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAWE 9th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
“Sustaining the momentum through diverse partnerships.”…

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.

Events

Senegal

SENEGAL

FAWE Senegal contact details
Coordinatrice: Madame Adama MBENGUE
Présidente: Mme Mame Bousso Samb DIACK

Address:FAWE Sénégal
             23 Rue Calmette; BP 6646
             DAKAR, Sénégal
Tel: (221) 33-822-4177
Email: fawesenegal1@yahoo.fr
Skype: mdeyacarine

Background
Population (millions)                 12.2
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.6
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)     0.9
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 144

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    73       
       M    72       
       F    94
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    36       
       M    36       
       F    35
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    62   
       M    65       
       F    58
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    35       
       M    …       
       F    53
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    5.1       
       M    5.8   
       F    4.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F        42   
       M        52   
       F        33
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 19.0
       
Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Signed an agreement with Ministry of Education to jointly support efforts to promote girls' education
• Trained in gender analysis and mainstreaming
• Trained a core country team to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA National Action Plans

Community Advocacy
• Trained journalists
• Established a project on media coverage of education

Interventions
• Provision of books, bags and other learning materials for girls to improve their academei perfomance
• Workshop to establish girls' clubs of excellence
• Centre of Excellence at Diourbel Senegal
Girls’ empowerment throughTuseme clubs
Workshops to sensitise youth on HIV/AIDS and STDs



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