Hantsambou Primary School, Comoros

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Established 2004

103 female students
138 male students
7 teachers

2009

81 female students
108 male students
6 teachers

Challenges

Poverty

COE components

Bursaries for underprivileged students
Gender-Responsive Pedagogy training for teachers
Malaria sensitisation

Outcomes since creation

58.3% improvement in performance in national exams
69.38% improvement in performance in end-of-year school exams
100% improvement in retention rates for girls
100% reduction in schoolgirl pregnancy rates
100% reduction in sexual harassment
2.46% of girls in school committees and other leadership roles

Girls are empowered to:

Be self-confident
Solve problems autonomously

Boys are empowered to:

Work together for the development of the school

“It is because of FAWECOM and its advice, the opening of a Centre of Excellence and the construction of toilets that I didn’t leave school.”

Anziza Bakar
14 years

“I wanted to leave school but thanks to FAWECOM who opened a Centre of Excellence for us, I have understood the importance of school and now I go to class as I should.”

Said Bakar Soilih
13 years

“Since our school was first opened in 1977 with around 30 students, a quarter of whom were girls, it has been an ordinary school like other schools with a low level of academic success for girls. But in 2007 things changed because of FAWE and its strategic plan to increase access and improve retention and the quality of education for girls. The immediate result of the COE is an improvement in end-of-year school results; the group work within the school; and the constant collective work between the school management and the village community.”

Ankili Ali
Chairperson of the COE pilot commitee

By |2017-08-17T08:02:47+03:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Centres of Excellence, Comoros|

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