FAWE Kenya is a membership organization whose members include ministers of education, university vice-chancellors, education policy-makers, researchers, gender specialists and human rights activists.

Our organization structure comprises a Regional Secretariat headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and National Chapters operating in 33 countries across Africa. Our governance structure comprises an 11-member Executive Committee and General Assembly.


Terry Otieno

Chief Executive Officer, FAWE Kenya


Leadership & Management

FAWEK is governed by a board of governors known as Executive Board (EC) elected in office after every annual general election by members, with the day to day operations overseen by the National Coordinator. Zonal Focal Persons implements FAWEK’s mandate at local level (in their respective zones).

FAWEK is a membership organization with over 600 members in over 20 counties in Kenya.

In ensuring its collective efforts and close collaboration with MOE, FAWEK uses focal point persons who are teachers and FAWEK members in implementing its interventions in order to promote girls’ education through access, retention, performance and leadership.

The National Coordinator implements FAWEK interventions by working with a pool of facilitators and her staff who include:

  • Programme Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Accountant
  • Administrative Secretary and
  • Interns


Our Approach

FAWE Kenya work includes encouraging governments, international organisations and local communities to enact policies and provide positive learning environments that treat girls and boys equally. We use a four-pronged approach to transform girls’ education and to achieve gender equity and equality in education across Africa:

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Enabling girls across Kenya access high-quality education, complete schooling and perform well at all levels.
  2. Ensuring knowledge and learning of gender and education is shared and managed for the benefit of all working in this field.


Supporting Objectives:

  1. To create a skilled and vibrant FAWE network with the capacity to deliver the strategic objectives
  2. To cement a strong and productive partnership with like-minded people committed to gender equity and equality in education
1. Policy Advocacy

Influencing governments and other partners to review existing educational policies and adopt strategies to achieve greater and better participation of girls in education

2. Community Advocacy

Building public awareness on the social and economic value of girls’ education so that citizens themselves take responsibility for the task and collectively work to support the agenda.

3. Interventions

Developing and promoting models that demonstrate that contexts can be created that are conducive to girls’ enrolment, continuation and successful completion of the school cycle.

4. Replication and mainstreaming

Encouraging governments to adopt and generalise innovations that have demonstrated positive impacts on girls’ schooling.