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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: EMPOWERING TEACHERS, BUILDING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES
Today, 5th October, World Teachers’ Day, as the global community comes together to support the new 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAWE and its network, would like to highlight the crucial role teachers play in achieving…

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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