The Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya Chapter launched their Strategic Plan (2022-2026) on 11th October 2022. The day that coincided with the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ also marked the 26th anniversary since the organization started.

Speaking during the launch, Dr. Sara Ruto, the Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Education, who was our chief guest noted that the new strategic plan denoted continuity, renewal and focus.

“Have we made much gains now that we are a quarter of a century, you can look back, interrogate what you have done, what the missed opportunities were and correct them in strategizing for the future,” she challenged FAWEK and her leadership.

Other notable guests included Homabay Woman Member of parliament Joyce Atieno Bensuda, Kiambu Woman Member of Parliament Ann Wamuratha, and Migori County First lady Agnes Ochilo who congratulated the organization for the milestone and challenged for inclusion of more counties in the programs being rolled out.

The new strategic plan (2022-2026) is aimed at increasing the visibility of the organization that has championed for girl’s education and women empowerment in Kenya for almost three decades. It will also seek to showcase the plan of the organization to donors, investors, stakeholders and the private sector for possible collaboration, partnerships and funding.

Furthermore, the strategic plan will serve to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the organization’s approach and consider the internal and external factors that influence the trajectory of her work. The next five years will see an effective implementation as well as sustainability of her mandate.

The strategic plan will endeavor to achieve a couple of things identified as key result areas within the plan:

  • Access to quality education and training opportunities for women and girls
  • Integrating gender responsive approaches and policies in the Kenyan Education system
  • Advocacy and partnership on education for women and girls
  • Positioning FAWEK as a repository for girl child education in Kenya
  • Resource mobilization and management for women and girl’s education
  • FAWEK organizational capacity enhancement
  • FAWEK stakeholder engagement

By Philip Makori (Communications and Advocacy Officer)