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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FAWEU in partnership with Dubai Cares is implementing a three year (2017-2019) project “Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) amongst girls in Uganda.

The STEM project will focus on the main four regions of Uganda namely; Central, Western, Northern and Eastern and aims at improving teaching and learning practices by advancing pedagogical methodologies utilized in Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology learning; and promote educational excellence in STEM amongst girls in Uganda’s secondary schools.

The project will address the gender disparities and barriers girls face in studying STEM, addressing the issue of girls’ increased and improved enrolment, completion rates, especially in sciences and in so doing respond to the post Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agenda issue of positioning STEM as a pathway to socio-economic development.

Apart from that STEM will increase Government support to replicating positive project practices in more schools and universities for improved teaching and learning of STEM.

Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) amongst girls in Uganda for equitable and sustainable development” is building upon FAWE’s past gender responsive interventions in STEM education for girls, among them the Intel funded regional STEM competition project which Uganda has been a part of that targeted secondary school girls and has been implemented since 2012 and the Islamic Development Bank IDB funded STEM program implemented in Burkina Faso. 

Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda (FAWEU) unveils plan promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics among girls in Uganda


The Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda (FAWEU) in partnership with the Forum for African Women Educationalists Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) has officially launched a three year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project. The three-year project shall be implemented in 40 selected secondary schools across the Central, Western, Northern and Eastern regions of Uganda. This project is made possible with funding from Dubai Cares, a charity organization working to improve access to quality education in developing countries.
The project seeks to improve and increase participation and performance of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at Secondary school level. It also seeks to strengthen the capacity of participating schools to promote STEM amongst girls, ultimately increasing their ability to transform their communities and regions at large.

The project objectives are:
• To improve participation and performance of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at secondary school level;
• To enhance capacity of key stakeholders at school level in promoting STEM amongst girls;
• To develop and implement innovative, interesting and girl–friendly approaches to the learning of STEM subjects;
• To ensure effective and efficient monitoring, evaluation and learning for improved knowledge, skills and practices that support teaching and learning of STEM by both girls and boys; and,
• To document and share project lessons, processes and best practices for replication and up scaling.

Over the three years (2017–2019) of implementation, the project will directly benefit 6,000 teenage girls aged 14-18, with 150 girls per school drawn from the 40 selected secondary schools. FAWE has previously gained a wealth of experience in successfully implementing ICT and STEM projects through National Chapters such as FAWE chapter in Uganda and across sub-Saharan Africa.
In order to scale up the project, FAWEU will work with secondary schools where the Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers (SESEMAT) projects by the Ministry of Education and Sports has been implemented and lessons drawn from these projects will be beneficial as FAWEU delivers to the targeted beneficiaries.
Under the STEM project, tutors who will be trained in Gender Responsive Pedagogy will in turn provide mentoring and career guidance support to the secondary school students. Other direct beneficiaries will include 400 STEM teachers, with 10 teachers per school drawn from the selected schools who will be trained in Gender Responsive Pedagogy in addition to the 40 head teachers from the targeted schools.


(Left:) A participant making a contribution during the launch. (Right:) The Dubai Cares delegate at the launch of the project 

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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.