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

RAINING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ON GENDER RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY AND POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

FAWE Uganda under the Resilient Learners, Teacher and Education systems project in South Sudan and Uganda held a four day training of patrons and head teachers on Gender Responsive Pedagogy, Positive Discipline and the Reporting, Tracking, Response and Referral (RTRR) of violence against children cases.

The training focused on equipping primary school teachers with knowledge and practices on gender responsive pedagogy and its application to achieve equal participation of both boys and girls in the teaching and learning process; promotion of strong partnerships and linkages in handling cases of violence against children in and out of school, and creation of gender responsive and violence free schools.

During the training, a number of gender issues affecting children in schools were raised including; lack of changing rooms for girls in all the 10 BRiCE schools i.e. Lugwar, Awich, Glory Land and Ogili Hill Primary School. Deployment of few female teachers in schools; Apyetta has 1 female teacher out of 7 males, inadequate latrines for learners in schools, no budget allocation for Senior Women and Men teachers to address specific needs of girls and boys, inadequate play grounds and facilities in schools, no accommodation for teachers, inadequate classrooms and the high teacher- pupil ratio especially in the Early Childhood Development centers.

At the end of the training, participants developed action plans and committed to conduct a number of activities to address the above challenges including; roll out of similar trainings to fellow teachers in their schools, sensitization of the school community and parents on gender responsive practices and the need to end violence against children, holding bi monthly club meetings to address challenges facing children, counseling of learners to ensure they stay in school and complete their studies, training of club members on the different forms of violence against children both in school and communities, organizing parents and teachers meetings to sensitize them on issues of violence against children. To date, a total of 139 teachers (83 males & 56 females) and 300 club members (176 girls & 124 boys) have been trained.

The training took place from 12th–15th February, 2019 at Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp and it was facilitated by both the Principle Education Officer and the Senior Education Officer from the Ministry of Education and Sports.

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Left:  Patrons and matrons holding a group discussion on the different forms of violence against children  in schools. Right:  Ms. Senkaali Harriet , the Principle Education Officer at the Ministry of Education and Sports facilitating the training.

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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.