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News - Forum for African Women Educationalists

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Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"22 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2019


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Commonwealth Scholarships 2020/2021

FAWE has once again been nominated as an Agency to take part in the short-listing of scholarship applicants for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC). Last year, the number of successful FAWE applications rose from eleven (11) in 2018 to twenty (20) in 2019, of which two (2) were from FAWE Uganda Chapter.

The Commonwealth Scholarships are for students from developing Commonwealth countries for Master’s (one-year), PhD, and split-site PhD study in the UK. The prospectus and selection criteria, along with full details of the scholarships and information on how to apply are available for candidates on the Commission’s website at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/applicants/

Field(s) of study:

All subject areas are eligible for consideration, although the CSC’s selection criteria gives priority to those applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development.

Applicants should apply concurrently to FAWE Uganda by submitting  a hard copy of the application for nomination as well as fill in and submit the online version of the application via the Electronic Application System (EAS) by Wednesday 30th October 2019 (16.00 GMT). FAWE Uganda will not accept any applications after this deadline. 

Applicants will be required to sign a bond with FAWE Uganda so that they give back through mentorship, research and volunteerism for 2 years after completion of their study.

FAWE Uganda shall only nominate female candidates and priority shall be given to;

  • Candidates who are currently or in the past contributed to FAWE’s work, mission and vision.
  • Past FAWE beneficiaries / FAWE scholarship alumni.
  • Candidates who have contributed to the promotion of girl’s education, gender equity and equality in education in their current or previous engagements.
  • Candidates with first degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates who in their application show commitment that they will contribute to FAWE’s vision and mission within their communities upon completion of the course

Supporting Documents

For an application to be eligible for consideration, applicants must include the following supporting documents. Applicants should send these documents online together with their application.

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system.
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) –uploaded to the online application system.
  • References from at least two individuals –Submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request).
  • Supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form_ submitted directly by your proposed supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request) –only applies for PHD Applicants.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that her referees are able to complete the references by the deadline and that they receive the reference requests –Masters Applicants.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that her referees and proposed supervisor(s) are able to complete the references and supporting statements by the deadline and that they receive the reference and statement requests- PHD Applicants.

The CSC will not accept supporting documentation submitted by nominating agencies or outside the online application system.

Application Instructions:

All applicants will be expected to have completed the CSC application form online by Wednesday 30th October 2019. Information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides, is available at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/masters-scholarships/ (for Masters) http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/phd- scholarships-least-developed-countries-and-fragile-states/ (for PHD).

 

  • Please note that when applying online, applicants should select FAWE as nominating agent. Last year some applicants did not follow these instructions and therefore could not be considered as FAWE applicants.

Attached please find the prospectus for more information.

In case of any clarification(s)  on this scholarship process, kindly feel free to contact us.

NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GIRLS' EDUCATION IN UGANDA

FAWE Uganda participated in the 2019 National Symposium on Girls’ Education. The symposium focused on providing a forum for key stakeholders to define ‘A girls’ education agenda for Uganda’ in the next five years (2020-2025).

It aimed at Identifying existing gaps in promoting girls’ education and designing strategies for addressing them; laying modalities for strengthening strategic partnerships and mobilizing resources for rolling out key programmes on girls’ education. 

The symposium was organized by the Ministry of Education and Sports in partnership with other Government Agencies and Education Development Partners including; Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development; UNICEF, Irish Aid, DFID and Civil Society Organizations including; FENU, Plan International, World Vision and FAWE Uganda was held under the theme Reflecting on the Gains on Girls’ Education in Uganda and Setting the Agenda for addressing the existing gaps and challenges.”

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Mrs. Susan Opok Tumusiime, the FAWE Uganda Executive Director presenting a paper on Education Financing in Uganda during the National Symposium on Girls Education

The event was preceded by a number of activities such as; mapping of on-going programmes on girls’ education in Uganda, review implementation of the National Strategy for Girls’ Education 2014-2019, establishing of a Taskforce to support the MoES - Gender Unit to organize event, popularizing the symposium in the media and mobilizing resources and support from development agencies.

At the Symposium, FAWEU featured in a number of activities including participating in planning meetings. Mrs. Susan Opok Tumusiime, the FAWE Uganda Executive Directed presented a paper on Education Financing in Uganda, a dossier clearly highlighting existing funding opportunities, gaps and areas that need urgent attention, and exhibition of the organizations work inform of publications, reports; and Information, Education and Communication materials.

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The FAWE Uganda Staff handing over Organizational publications and Information, Education and Communication Materials to dignitaries during the National Girls Symposium at Imperial Royale Hotel.

The two day event was marked by a number of activities ranging from Music Dance and Drama performances, reciting poems; parallel sessions and panel of expert discussions on issues affecting children in schools namely; Status of girls’ education in Uganda, highlights of the progress on implementation of the NSGE 2014-2019, identification of key barriers to girls’ education and mapping of key programmes and projects on girls’ education in Uganda: achievements, challenges and lessons learned.

 The symposium took place on 13th -14th February, 2019 at Imperial Royale Hotel. 

FAWEU Board 2019 - 2021


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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.