Thursday, 22 September 2011Former US President Bill Clinton has applauded FAWE’s achievements in addressing challenges in education. Speaking at the 7th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held in New York, USA, from 19 to 22 September 2011, President Clinton praised FAWE’s dedication to girls’ and women’s education and presented a certificate of recognition to FAWE Executive Director Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda.
The role played by FAWE’s Gender-Responsive Pedagogy (GRP) model in enhancing the quality of learning for girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa was also acknowledged. The GRP approach is one of several practical interventions that FAWE has developed to promote gender-responsive education. The GRP model trains teachers and school management in gender-sensitive classroom processes and practices, which ultimately results in improved teaching practices and enhanced learning for girls.
President Clinton noted that FAWE has trained more than 500 teachers in Africa in GRP since 2007. He also highlighted the organisation’s commitment to strengthen research and learning on gender and education in Africa.
“It is clear that if we have more women involved in education, we’ll have more young girls going to school and ultimately all the way through college and vocational schools,” said President Clinton.
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