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It’s FAWE’s Silver Jubilee this Year! Twenty-five year ago, five women ministers took action by entreating FAWE to drive the vision of promoting equity and equality in the education of the girl child in Africa.

Professor Christine Dranzoa

Who We Are

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a pan-African Non-Government Organisation founded in 1992 by five women ministers of education to promote girls’ and women’s education in sub-Saharan Africa in line with Education for All. The organisation’s members include female ministers of education, university vice-chancellors, education policy-makers, researchers, gender specialists and human rights activists.

FAWE is a non-political, voluntary, charitable, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organisation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ideology, colour, nationality or religious persuasion. However, its target beneficiaries and constituency are primarily girls and women.

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FAWE gratefully acknowledges the following funding partners for their support to our work.

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FAWE’s Impact

Our work has improved the academic and social development of both girls and boys in our countries of operation. Through our advocacy work and our various programmes, we have worked towards achieving gender equality and equity in education in sub-Saharan Africa here Download our 15-year anniversary booklet.

Following are some of the outcomes of our efforts

Our Centres of Excellence were initiated in 1999 and have led to increased rates of girls’ enrolment, performance, retention, completion of school. FAWE’s COEs have also experienced greater participation by girls in classroom processes, more girls in school committees and leadership roles, reduction in teenage pregnancies and higher gender awareness among boys in mixed COEs.

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Girls & boys benefited from FAWE’s Tuseme model
Girls benefited from FAWE bursaries since 2003
Boys benefited from FAWE bursaries in 2008
Teachers have been trained in FAWE’s GRP model since 2005

Our Approach

In order to accomplish our mission of ‘promoting gender equity and equality in education in Africa’ FAWE uses a four-pronged approach:

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With the appropriate inspiration and guidance, teachers and trainers, leaders, administrators and managers and policymakers in technical and vocational education and training (#TVET) can become agents of change for gender equity and equality. Do you [...]

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