Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"21 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2018



A country in which all girls and women have access to equitable quality education that enables them to effectively participate in development at all levels.


To promote gender equity and equality in Education in Uganda by influencing policies and nurturing positive practices and attitudes towards girls’ education. 


  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Results Oriented
  • Continuous lifelong Learning

The Higher Education Access Program

Aimed at enabling 300 program participants (210 young women and 90 young men) from the disadvantaged regions of Uganda to access, and transition through higher education and secure employment in those sectors that contribute to the development of their communities, regions and country. FAWE Uganda is also implementing the Forberg Secondary and Higher Education Scholarships, MTN Foundation Higher Education Scholarship, both Beautiful World Canada Secondary and Tertiary/Higher Education Scholarship Program.


(Left) Higher Education Access Program Participants undergoing computer training during the Extended Orientation Program. (Right) Some of the Scholarship Program beneficiaries posing for a group after graduating from University.

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Areas of Focus

- Tertiary and Higher Education Scholarships

- Secondary Education Scholarships

- Child Protection

- Science and Innovation

- Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

- Combating Gender Based Violence

- Skills Development and Livelihoods

- Economic Empowerment for Vulnerable Groups

- Research and Advocacy

- Service delivery for teenage and child mothers

- Mentorship and Gender Responsive Pedagogy

- Capacity Building for cross section of stakeholders and strengthening Structures

Strategic Objectives

- Improving the level of gender responsiveness in Education Sector policies for girls and women

- Enhancing adoption and integration of positive gender pedagogy practices at school level

- Increasing access, retention and completion rates for girls in school and all levels of education

- Strengthening institutional capacity for efficient and effective service delivery.