Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Ghana

FAWE Ghana's Mission is to promote gender equity and equality in education, with emphasis on girls in terms of ensuring access, retention and performance; by working with partners at global, continental, national and local levels to create positive societal attitudes, policies and practices.

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Ghana
P.O. Box CT 1217, Cantonments, Accra, GA Region
P. O. Box NW 356, Nsawam, Eastern Region, Ghana
Nsawam, Eastern Region 233
Ghana
233-249523975
http://www.faweghana.org

Chaiperson

Prof. Esi Sutherland-Addy

Management Team

Picconius Ofoe Siameh, Seth Edem Gborglah, Elvis Otchere, Magaret Yeboah, Helena Tekpli, Richard Amoani, Sheritta Martha Quist.

Board of Directors

Esi Sutherland Addy, Ewura Abena Ahwoi, Isabella Buagbe, Picconius Ofoe Siameh, Seth Edem Gborglah, Elvis Otchere, Magaret Yeboah, Helena Tekpli, Richard Amoani, Sheritta Martha Quist.

Mission

FAWE Ghana's Mission is to promote gender equity and equality in education, with emphasis on girls in terms of ensuring access, retention and performance; by working with partners at global, continental, national and local levels to create positive societal attitudes, policies and practices.

Programs

FAWE Ghana's current activities include: Administration of scholarship scheme for needy girls. In 2011, 100 first year girls from five schools (two SHSs and three JHSs) were given comprehensive scholarship which will extend for three years to cover the period of their education (2001-2003); Operation of a Girls' Senior High School at Ododan in the Nsaba Educational Circuit of Akuapem South Municipality of the Eastern Region; Formation of FAWE Junior Clubs as a forum through which girls are involved in promoting the education of girls, to become role models to their peers and grow up to be leaders. An Information and Documentation Centre, with an up-to-date materials on girls' education, HIV/AIDS and women's issues where researchers, students and the general public come for information; A Leadership Training Centre, where girls who after Junior High School cannot pursue higher education come to be trained in batik tye & dye and sewing; Entered into partnership to upgrade FAWE FM 105.9 to extend the coverage to supplement and enhance advocacy efforts of the Chapter in its communication for social change in support of the education of girls, women's empowerment and prevention of HIV/AIDS; Advocacy using FAWE Radio and ten Partner Radio Stations in eight regions in promoting girls' education and women's empowerment with financial support from UNICEF Ghana; Partnership building with Ministries, Departments, Agencies and CBOs/NGOs with similar vision, e.g. the Ministry of Education (MOE), Girls' Education Unit (GEU) of the Ghana Education Service (GES), UNICEF, Muslim Relief Association of Ghana (MURAG), Eastern Regional NGO Coalitions on Education and Health and the World University Services of Canada (WUSC); Consultative Fora at national, regional and district levels to sensitise stakeholders on the status of girls' education and to seek their commitment in finding solutions to the peculiar problems at each district with financial support from UNICEF Ghana; Implementation of Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in 16 districts with low Gender Parity Index (GPI) to equip and involve community members in the management of their schools with financial support from UNICEF Ghana; Replication and Scaling up Gender Responsive Interventions / Adoption of FAWE Girls' School as a Centre of Excellence (COE) with financial support from FAWE Regional Secretariat, Nairobi; Have achieved a spot on Global Giving website and is using the spot to raise funds for the Chapter. Kindly visit the website at www.globalgiving.org/revitalise-six-girls-clubs-in-kintamp-onorth-district and make a donation. A three-year Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Right (ASRHR) Project (2011-2013) to provide adolescents with age-specific information on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health that is factual, crystal-clear, easily digestible, comprehensive and also relevant to their cultural milieu to enable them remain in school, achieve academically and be contributing members of society. Staff of the LTC are training teachers, adolescents and community members in the production of affordable and efficient sanitary pads for students who cannot afford what is on the market.

Statistics on Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Ghana

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $119,250
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $482,622
  • Other funding sources: FAWE Headquaters, Nairobi Kenya, Unicef Ghana, World University Services of Canada (WUSC), FAWE FM (105.9MHz), Donations from Friends of FAWE In The Diaspora (Felders Family, New Jersey, USA), Donations from FAWE members and individual philantropists.
  • Religious Affiliation: None