Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

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


Funded by Packard Foundation through FAWE Regional Office, the programme supports 54 girls who were facing reproductive health related challenges. The program is implemented in 5 schools in the districts of Kibale Kyenjojo and Kiboga. The project goal is to use education and advocacy to implement a package of interventions that protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls by keeping them in school and enabling them to access age-appropriate information and services that meet their needs and fulfill their right to healthy sexuality and reproduction.

Key activities; 

  • Baseline survey done at the beginning in 2011.
  • Trained teachers and community facilitators
  • Trained peer educators
  • Provide scholarships and provide basic scholastic and sanitary materials to the beneficiaries
  • Mentoring
  • Provide grants to schools for SRH interventions.
  • Monitoring and evaluation


FAWEU Board 2019 - 2021

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Atim Margaret W. Mugeni - Board Chairperson
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Deborah Basekanakyo
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Philo Nyadoi - Board Member
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Dr. Christine Oryema
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Irene Kiiza Onyango
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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.