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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

Sierra Leone

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
Email: fawe_sl@yahoo.com;leenh762002@yahoo.comm

Background
 
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

Interventions
• 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

Interventions
• Workshops for peace monitors, trainers, activists and Curriculum
   Developers
• 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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