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International Women's Day 2014 - Equality for Women is progress for all International Women's Day 2014 - Equality for Women is progress for all
Message from Madam Hon Aicha Bah Diallo, Chairperson of the African Women Educationalists (FAWE) on the occasion of the celebration of International Women's Day 2014.…


Precious J. Deshield,  24 years, Liberia Precious J. Deshield, 24 years, Liberia
FAWE has helped me see for myself what I am capable of and that I can succeed. I study civil engineering at Stella Maris Polytechnic in Liberia.

Sierra Leone


FAWE Sierra Leone contact details
Coordinator: Mrs. Eileen Hanciles
Chair: Mrs Elfrida Scott

Address:FAWE Sierra Leone
             4 Hill Street
             P.M.B. 273
             FREETOWN, Sierra Leone
Tel:(232) 22 /225844/030 217-043

Population (millions)                 5.7
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.7
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)     1.6   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 158

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    12       
       M    …       
       F    60
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    5.6       
       M    6.6   
       F    4.6
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        40   
       M        52   
       F        29
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 14.9

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy

Co-chaired sub-committee on gender disparities in education

Community Advocacy
• Weekly radio programmes on girls' education "Let's say it straight"
• Launched 5 branches of the FAWE chapter

• Management of seven (7) non-formal schools for war-affected children
• Runs the FAWE primary school
• Supported 552 beneficiaries in primary, secondary and vocational schools
• Through Rapid Education Programme supports 2.733 students, majority are girls

• Workshops for peace monitors, trainers, activists and Curriculum
• Rehabilitation programmes for war-traumatized girls
• Skills training centre for pregnant girls and war affected females
• Management of a pre-school for boys and girls
• Management of a Women's Rapid Education Centre
• Management of a school-feeding programme for girls
• Emergency schools and trauma centres for displaced and refugee children
• Establishment of a guidance and counselling programme


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