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FAWE is a pan-African NGO working in 33 African countries to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.
FAWE Ethiopia’s action on the ground in line with the four-pronged approach of FAWE
Policy Advocacy * Active member of the EFA national movement * Trained a country core group to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA NAPs * Research towards policy for access to quality NEE for out-of-school girls * Gender based study on Curriculum and Institutional culture in 7 College of Teacher Education contributed to the review of CTE curricula
Community and Grassroots Advocacy • Produces a chapter newsletter, Timmar • FAWE award for Media Excellence • Agathe Uwilingiyamana Award for innovative achievements in female education Chapter advanced their advocacy through Radio Fana and weekly newspapers
- FAWE’S regional pilot project on HIV/AIDS • ADVANCE Africa project on HIV/AIDS • Has a strong bursary scheme. In 2002, benefited 1380 girls in 28 schools • Effective bursary committees in these schools • Organizes fundraising activities to replenish the bursary kitty • Mentoring programme using professional women as role models Girls programmes • Research on education of girls with disabilities • Plans underway to start a Centre of Excellence