Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

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

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OUR VISION:

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.

OUR MISSION:

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

CORE VALUES:

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

ANNOUNCEMENT OF BURSARIES AT FAWE UGANDA 2019/2020

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FORUM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN EDUCATIONALISTS/THE MASTERCARD FOUNDATION - HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS PROGRAM

The Forum for African Women Educationalists Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) with support from the Mastercard Foundation, is implementing through FAWE Uganda Chapter an eight-year (2016—2024) Higher Education Access Program targeting 300 youth (70% female and 30% male) from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and regions of Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda. The overall goal of the program is to enable a total of 300 young women and men from the disadvantaged regions of Uganda to access, transition through higher education and secure employment in sectors that contribute to the development of their home communities.

This will be achieved through two (2) specific student-focused objectives:

1)To provide bursaries to 300 bright students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda to access and complete higher education; and,

 

2)To provide academic and psycho-social support and facilitate pathways for the students to internships, industrial practice and employment.

The program is being implemented in partnership with particular institutions: Busitema University; Mbarara University of Science and Technology; Gulu University; Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery; and, Medical Laboratory Technology Training School, Jinja with 60% of slots dedicated towards degree courses and 40% towards diploma courses.

FAWE Uganda is pleased to announce the availability of bursaries to support both undergraduate and diploma studies in the academic year 2019/2020. The bursaries come with comprehensive financial, academic and social support to participants for the entire duration of their studies. The bursary support is available to those who meet the eligibility criteria below.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The applicant must be aged between 18 and 25 years; 
  • The applicant must have sat his/her advanced level (S.6) examinations in 2018; 
  • The applicant must be applying for direct entry into the partner institutions of learning for the academic year 2019/2020; 
  • The applicant must have been born in and be a resident of any of the 13 programme districts of Bukwo, Buyende, Katakwi, Mayuge, Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Kanungu, Ntoroko, Adjumani, Amudat, Amuru, Kaabong and Pader. 
  • The applicant must have attended Ordinary or Advanced Level Education in any of the 13 programme districts; 
  • Applicants who sat their Advanced Level Education (S6) examinations in schools outside their districts of birth but within the specific regions of Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda qualify to apply for the bursaries; 
  • The applicant must be qualified for admission into the following programme areas of study: Agricultural Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences and Education courses (Science and Literature, degree only); 
  • The applicant must not be a current beneficiary of any other bursary scheme or scholarship; 
  • Other vulnerability aspects to be considered include: young people living with disability, HIV/AIDS– infected or affected, orphaned (total or partial). 
  • The Applicant must be willing to give back to his/her community through development services.

 Note: Female applicants from the 13 districts are highly encouraged to apply

How to apply 

  • Application forms will be available at NO cost at the offices of the Academic Registrars of the partner institutions of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Gulu University, Busitema University, Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Laboratory Training School in Jinja. 
  • Application forms can also be found at the District Education Offices in the 13 Program districts above and FAWE Uganda Office plot 328, Bukoto – Kisasi Road, P.O. Box 24117 Kampala, Uganda or downloaded from the website through the link below: www.faweuganda.org. 
  • Submit a fully filled-in application form to the office of the District Education Officer (DEO), any of the partner institutions or to FAWE Uganda Office. 
  • The deadline for applications is 14th June 2019, after which no applications will be accepted. 

 Please note that;

i.Application forms are free of charge and NO fees/ facilitation or intermediaries required at any stage of the selection process.

ii.Inaccurate information or misinterpretation of any part of the application, falsification or incomplete application and any attempt to influence the process will lead to automatic disqualification or recommendation for dismissal from the program.

iii.All documents submitted will be subjected to thorough verification including home visits of successful applicants before final approval and award.

iv.Only shortlisted applicants will be notified at every stage of the selection process which will be conducted by a team of independent Regional Technical Bursary Committees (RBTCs) supervised by FAWE Uganda.

v.Applicants must provide evidence of Admission for direct entry to the partner’s institutions of; Busitema University; Mbarara University of Science and Technology; Gulu University; Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery; and, Medical Laboratory Technology Training School, Jinja for Academic year 2019/2020.

For further enquiry and assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Officer 0772545021/0753545021

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACEESS CERTIFICATE (HEAC) BURSARIES AT FAWE UGANDA 2019/2020

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The Forum for African Women Educationalists’ Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) with support from the MasterCard foundation is implementing through FAWE Uganda Chapter an eight-year (2016 to 2024) Higher Education Access Program targeting 300 youth (70% female and 30% male) from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from the Eastern, Northern and Western regions of Uganda. The overall goal of the program is ‘to enable a total of 300 young women and men from the disadvantaged regions of Uganda to access, transition through higher education and secure employment in those sectors that contribute to the development of their home communities.

 Background

Higher Education Access Certificate (HEAC) is the 4th Higher Education access route approved by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).The HEAC is an intensive full time Programme, designed to bridge the knowledge gap of students who might not have assumed knowledge required for a professional course or who might not have been confident with their preparation for university and tertiary level education study. It is designed with assumption that the applicant has some basic knowledge of the subjects for which he/she is being bridged. The Programme is a preparation stage to enable access to university and tertiary education programmes. The Programme runs for two semesters (one year), and focuses on preparation of candidates in specific subjects that provide specific and generic academic skills to succeed in higher education system in the desired programmes. Upon successful completion of the Programme, and depending on their performance, the candidates will be given the opportunity to access specific degree/diploma programmes of their choice in University and tertiary education system. The program is being implemented in partnership with Busitema University.

Aim of HEAC Programme

The overall aim of the HEAC Programme is to provide entry opportunity for candidates who performed dismally at UACE, do not have appropriate qualifications based on current National admission criteria for higher education and those with foreign qualifications but do not merit admission to programmes at higher institutions of learning in Ugandan Education system.

Eligibility/target group/Entry Requirements to the Programme

HEAC bursary at FAWE Uganda targets Ugandan citizens from the following districts

Adjumani, Amuru, Pader, Kaabong, Katakwi, Amudat, Bukwo, Mayuge, Buyende, Kanungu, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Bullisa districts.

 

The targeted learners include.

(i)            Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) holders with at least two subsidiary passes or its equivalent. At least one of the subsidiary pass shall be from a principal subject.

(ii)          The applicant must be aged between 18and 25 years.

(iii)         The applicant must have sat his/her advanced level (S6) examinations between 2016-2018

(iv)        The applicant must be applying for direct entry into the partner institutions of learning for the academic year 2019/2020.

(v)          The applicant must be born in any of the 13 Programme districts of Bukwo, Buyende, Katakwi,Mayuge, Bullisa, Bundibugyo, Kanungu, Ntoroko, Adjumani, Amudat, Amuru, Kaabong and Pader.

(vi)        The applicant must have attended Ordinary or Advanced Level Education in any of the 13 Programme districts mentioned above or sat their Advanced Level Education (S6) examinations in schools outside their districts of birth but within the specific regions of Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda

(vii)       The applicant should not be a beneficiary of any other bursary scheme or scholarship.

(viii)     Other vulnerability aspects to be considered will include: young people living with disability, HIV/AIDS–infected or affected, orphaned (total or partial).

 

(ix)        The applicant must be qualified for admission into the following Programme areas of study:

Code

Programme

Duration

(Years)

Admission Requirements

HBA

Higher Education Access Certificate in Biology and Agriculture

1

Essential: Biology &Agriculture

Desirable: General Paper & Sub-Maths Or Computer Studies

HBC

Higher Education Access Certificate in Biology and Chemistry

1

Essential: Biology & Chemistry

Desirable: General Paper & Sub-Maths Or Computer Studies

HMC

Higher Education Access Certificate in Mathematics and Chemistry

1

Essential: Mathematics & Chemistry

Desirable: General Paper & Sub-Maths Or Computer Studies

HPM

Higher Education Access Certificate in Physics and Mathematics

1

Essential: Physics and Mathematics

Desirable: General Paper& Sub-Maths Or Computer Studies

HEL

Higher Education Access Certificate in In English Language and Literature In English

1

Essential: English Language and Literature In English.

Desirable: General Paper & Sub-Maths Or Computer Studies

 Subject combinations to enable access to various higher education degree programmes

1.HBA: combination provides access to following undergraduate Degree Programmes; (i) Teacher Education (Agriculture Double Main) (ii) Environmental Sciences, (iii) Sports Sciences (iv) Applied Sciences (Biology). (xii) Any related programmes.

2.HBC: combination provides access to following undergraduate Degree programmes;(i) Health Sciences, (ii) Teacher Education (Biology/Chemistry/ Physical Education), (iii) Agricultural Sciences (iv) Environmental Sciences (v) Forestry (vi) Veterinary Medicine /animal sciences (vii) Laboratory Sciences (viii) Biological Sciences (ix) Applied Sciences (Chemistry/Biology), (x) Sports Sciences (xi) Allied Health Programmes, (xii) any related programmes.

3.HMC: Combination provides access to following undergraduate Degree programmes (i) Teacher Education (Mathematics And Chemistry) (ii) Chemical Engineering (iii) Applied Sciences (Chemistry/Mathematics) (iv) Computer /Engineering/Sciences (v) Information Technology. (xii) Any related programmes.

4.HPM: Combination provides access to following undergraduate Degree programmes. (i) Engineering Sciences (ii) Teacher Education (Physics/ Mathematics), (iv) Statistics (v) Computer Science (vi) Information Technology. (xii) Any related programmes.

5.HEL: Combination provides access to following undergraduate Degree programmes; (i) Teacher Education (English /Literature Double Main), (ii) Mass Communication (iii) Social Science and Social Works. (xii) Any related programmes.

 How to apply

-       Application forms will be available at NO COST at the offices of the Academic Registrars of the partner institutions of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Gulu and Busitema Universities

-       Application forms can also be found at the District Education Offices in the 13 Program districts mentioned above as well as from the FAWEU Office plot 328, Bukoto – Kisasi Road, Kampala, Uganda or downloaded from the FAWEU Website www.faweuganda.org

-       Submit a fully completed application form to the office of the District Education Officer (DEO), Offices of Academic Registrars of Gulu, Busitema or Mbarara University of Science and Technology or to FAWE Uganda Office.

Please note that;

I.Application forms are free of charge and NO fees/ facilitation or intermediaries required at any stage of the selection process.

II.Inaccurate information or misinterpretation of any part of the application, falsification or incomplete application and any attempt to influence the process will lead to automatic disqualification or recommendation for dismissal from the program.

III.All documents submitted will be subjected to thorough verification including home visits of successful applicants before final approval and award.

IV.Only shortlisted applicants will be notified at every stage of the selection process which will be conducted by a team of independent Regional Technical Bursary Committees (RBTCs) supervised by FAWE Uganda.

V.Female applicants from the 13 districts are highly encouraged to apply

VI.The deadline for submission of fully completed application forms is 14th June 2019

 For further enquiry and assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Manager on 0782131713 or Programme officer 0772545021/0753545021

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.

HEAP

(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.

FAWE UGANDA AWARDS HIGHER EDUCATION BURSARIES TO 102 STUDENTS

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Uganda Chapter in partnership with the Forum for African Women Educationalists Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) and the Mastercard Foundation have today 6th August, 2018 awarded 102 young women and men from the disadvantaged regions of Uganda with bursaries to access and transition through higher education and secure employment in sectors that contribute to the development of their communities and country.

The 2nd cohort of 102 (62 female and 40 male) successful program participants represent all the 13 Program districts of; Mayuge 8, Buliisa 6, Bundibugyo 7, Kanungu 18, Ntoroko 7, Adjumani 7, Amudat 2, Amuru 5, Kaabong 6, Pader 11, Bukwo 8, Buyende 9 and Katakwii district 8.

The Chief Guest, Prof. George Lada Openjuru, the Vice Chancellor of Gulu University during the award Ceremony said “I congratulate all of you for the good performance and qualifying for this scholarship. However, this doesn’t guarantee you success at University, you have to work hard and ensure you successfully complete your education cycle because poor grades or failure could lead to discontinuation.” He called upon, the awardees to remember where they come from, situations they left home, the people who look up to them and capitalize on that as a motivation to work hard and transform their communities. He committed to offer total support to them and ensure they settle in, pursue their education and excel.

Ms. Susan Opok Tumusiime, the Executive Director of FAWE Uganda said during the awards that, “The Higher Education Access Program is a unique initiative aimed at giving a platform for all academically talented students from economically disadvantaged communities an opportunity to study, realize their dreams and exploit their potential through increasing access to quality education in higher Institutions of learning.”

She added that, “I call upon all the students who have been awarded in the 2018 – 2019 academic year to exercise self discipline while at school, work very hard and make the best use of this life time opportunity to realize and maximize both their education and career dreams and above all contribute to the development of their communities and country at large.”

In the current financial year 2018/2019 the 2nd cohort of 102 students have been successfully enrolled to the 5 partner higher institutions of learning including; Busitema University 27, Gulu University 38, Mbarara University of Science and Technology 21, Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery 12 and Medical Laboratory Training School 4. The students are pursuing different science and medical related courses; Bachelor of Science (BSC) Medicine and Surgery, BSC Water Resources Engineering, BSC Agric Mechanization and Irrigation Engineering, BSC Agriculture; Diploma in Laboratory Technology and Nursing.

Chemutai  Sherine, one of the students awarded a bachelor’s degree of Science in Agriculture at Gulu University and from  Bukwo district appreciated the bursary, “I thank God and FAWE Uganda for this opportunity, without it I wouldn’t be here today, I now see my dreams coming true.  I come from a family of 12 children and it has not been easy for my parents. I count myself lucky, because it was impossible for my parents to educate all of us. I have struggled throughout my education, and after secondary, I knew that was the end of me. This bursary is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I commit to work hard and not to disappoint FAWE.”

For the last two weeks starting July 23 – August 6, 2017 awardees having been undergoing an  Extended Orientation Program (EOP) to support students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to settle in, compete favorably and successfully complete their studies at their various institutions of learning. Some of the topics covered in the EOP include; financial literacy, life skills, career mapping, conflict resolution, higher education environment and, gender roles and responsibilities. Psychosocial and counseling support will also be provided to students during their studies to build self-esteem, academic discipline and overcome challenges of life including; sexual- and gender- based harassment and violence.

To ensure transparency and accountability, the Regional Bursary Technical Committees (RBTCs) were formed and are charged with the responsibility of selecting, interviewing and enrolling beneficiary students. To guarantee higher completion rates; Bursary Coordination Committees were established in each of the five partner institutions, the students also have focal point persons where they report challenges they are facing and proper guidance is given to them. The award Ceremony took place at Gulu University.

THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS PROGRAM

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Uganda Chapter in partnership with the Forum for African Women Educationalists Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) and the Mastercard Foundation are implementing the Higher Education Access Program. The program focuses on providing bursaries to a total of 300 academically able students from economically disadvantaged regions and districts of Uganda; the Northern Region  (Adjumani, Amudat, Amuru, Kaabong and Pader); Eastern (Bukwo, Buyende, Katakwi and Mayuge) and Western (Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Kanungu and Ntoroko);  to access and complete higher education, design and implement a (pilot) pre-entry bridging program to provide second chance opportunities for promising students to transition into university degree programs and 

DOCUMENTING CHANGE STORIES AND SUPPORT SUPERVISION FOR FAWE UGANDA – MASTERCARD FOUNDATION PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

On March 5th – 11th, 2018 FAWE Uganda conducted joint support supervision and monitoring visit to the partner institutions of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Gulu and Busitema Universities. The exercise focused on documenting change stories and support supervision for the Higher Education Access Programme participants with key focus on assessing progress – how students are copying with studies, challenges they are facing and how they can be addressed, following-up internship and industrial training program - placement of students in districts of origin. It featured following-up different program approaches that are impacting lives of students including application of the Extended Orientation Program (EOP), how they are giving back to communities and overall academic progression.

In the process courtesy calls were paid to all Academic Registrars and focal point persons of the Institutions to understand new developments, assessing the student wellbeing, discipline and academic performance. Similar briefing meetings were held with students where they were able to share personal experiences including challenges they were facing and how they can be addressed.

One on one meetings were held with the students especially those who had success stories or change stories or any other pertinent issues to share. Students shared on the different program approaches such as the EOP that are impacting their lives including topics of financial literacy, communication skills, life skills, discipline and confidence building among others. They also shared on the different community give back interventions they are undertaking including awareness on hygiene and sanitation such as cleaning wells or water points in villages, awareness on HIV and AIDS in communities and schools, Education Programmes - teaching in schools around them, volunteering in Health Centers, Agricultural empowerment with key focus on improved farming methods, sensitizing and engaging communities in income generating activities.

A total of 69 students were reached during the monitoring visits. 13 (10 male and 3 female) Mbarara University of Science and Technology, 24 (12 male and 12 female) Gulu University and Busitema University 32 - Arapai Campus 7, Mbale Campus 3 (1 male and 3 female), Nagongera Campus 13 (5 male and 8 female) and Busitema Main Campus 9 (5 male and 4 female).

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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.