With your support 2021 has been a significant year, that accorded us the opportunity to grow our capacity and confidence in our ability to steer and own our solutions towards achieving our mission.
The year was marked with great progress, achievement and learning. We have documented the work we have done and the impact made for the year.
JOIN US: Virtual Event Strengthening Girls’ Education in Emergencies
For millions of children in conflict and disaster situations, education is a lifeline. Education has the power to break cycles of conflict and violence, redefine gender norms and promote tolerance and reconciliation, but only if there is access to it.
As we celebrate the International Day of Education, Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) in connection with UNESCO, Geneva Global Hub for EiE, GAC, FAWE RS & KE, IPBF, and Plan International Canada, are hosting a virtual event to reflect and discuss the findings of our recent report. Together with renowned advocates from around the world, we will address the importance of tackling the barriers to girls’ education in crisis- and conflict-affected or fragile situations as well as the challenges women’s rights organisations (WRO’s) face utilising data and having their voices heard in these decision-making spaces.
Date: 20 January 2022
Time: 1pm GMT/ 8am EST
Duration: 120 minutes
Languages: English, French
- Justine Sass – Chief Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality, UNESCO
- Kathleen Flynn-Dapaah – Director of Education, Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection, Global Affairs Canada
- Nadia Ahidjo – Programme Manager, EM2030
- Wendyam Micheline Kaboré – Leadership of Initiative, Initiative Pananetugri pour le Bien-être de la Femme
- Teresa Otieno, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for African Women Educationalists Kenya
- Jessica Oddy – Equity-Based EiE Consulting
- Maha Shuayb – Director, Centre for Lebanese Studies
- Alison Holder – Director, EM2030
- Petra Heusser, Coordinator, Geneva Global Hub for EiE
Moderator: Judicaelle Irakoze, Executive Director, Choose Yourself
Social media advocacy
The Break Free Alliance was launched by FAWE Kenya on 9th June 2021, The launch was preceded by Hon Lina Jebii Kilimo CAS Gender .
The launch which coupled up with an introduction meeting brought together the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands representative, other related consortiums, government, CSOs and media.
A critical component of the break free project is having the adolescents exercise their right to live free from Teenage Pregnancy (TP) and Child Marriage (CM) and increase access to quality and safe education for girls at risk of CM/TP.
STEM RECAP TRAINING
FAWE Kenya through funding support from MICROSOFT seeks to institutionalize computer science (CS) training focusing on coding and Artificial Intelligence (AI) within selected schools to raise interest and participation of girls in science subjects related careers.
The first case COVID 19 was confirmed in Kenya just a week after FAWE Kenya trained teachers on CS /AI. This was followed by school closures that brought the planned STEM implementation especially in-school training to a standstill.
FAWE Kenya is now redesigning the implementation of the project that will start with conducting a recap training for the teachers to equip their memory before training of students in school. This took place virtually on 6th and 7th May 2021.
Watch the recordings on FAWE Kenya’s Facebook Page
Global Action for Education is an annual campaign organized by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) in support of the human right to quality, inclusive, universal education. This year, the theme for GAWE is More and Better Financing for Education. The campaign is aligned with the policy framing of the One Billion Voices for Education campaign and will take place for 26th to 30th April 2021.
We celebrate International Women Day annually on March 8. This year the focus is on women’s achievements in social, economic, cultural and political spheres as well as alighting gender parity and women’s rights hence actualizing SDG 5; Gender Equality.
In collaboration with like-minded organizations, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Gender would like to commemorate the day by bringing together 200 vulnerable young women aged 18-24 years under our programs namely; Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Girls Education and End Violence Against Girls and Women (EVAGW).
Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for girls and women. Offering girls basic education is one sure way of giving them much greater power -- of enabling them to make genuine choices over the kinds of lives they wish to lead. This is not a luxury...
In – School Training
The training of youth will involve 1000 girls (250 directly and 750 indirectly). The selected girls will go through a digital skills training for 3months on classroom training per cohort with 1 cycle in the year covering Technical IT skills, life skills and role modelling mentorship. The students will then be tasked to come up with projects under the Science and Social-science areas as their entry to the intra school competitions. During the Interschool competitions, all the projects by the students will be presented to the judge, teacher and organization representative for judging. Once they are done, the two best students and projects will be identified for judging at Inter school level.
FAWE Kenya under the FAWE Regional Office is one of the Nominating Agencies of Common Wealth Scholarships in Kenya. Every Year, our members apply for various Masters and PHD programmes scholarships through us.
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