Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter (FAWEU)

"20 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2017

FAWEU marks 20 Years in existence

“Enabling positive change for girls’ Education” is the noble duty of Forum For African Women Educationalists Uganda (FAWEU), as enshrined in our vision of 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 and our mission to promote gender equity and equality in education in Uganda, by influencing policies and nurturing positive practices and attitudes towards girls’ education.

The year 2017 brings FAWEU to twenty (20) years of stretching out hands of succor and guidance to the needy girl-child in Uganda. Over the years, since our inception in 1997, we have seen our interventions impacting thousands of girls, boys and young women and men through education. We are very proud of having made this noble contribution to Education in Uganda and thank the Government, Development and other partners and all friends and well-wishers, without whose support and good will, we would never have managed.

Looking ahead, we note that an educated girl and woman are empowered and hold the key to kick-start all inclusive economic growth of Uganda, and are very key, if Uganda is to attain a middle income status by 2020. This view is evident as well at continental and global level, as evidenced by the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) which emphasizes the need to accelerate processes leading to gender parity and equity and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 and 5, which lay emphasis on education for all and gender equity and equality.
I therefore congratulate FAWEU founders (1997) for their foresight; the governance and management over the twenty (20) years, for a job well done.
Wishing you the best of returns in 2017.

Left FAWEU Communications and Advocacy Officer Juliet Kimotho receiving FAWEU’s advanced QUAM certificate from QUAM National Council officials

FAWEU Awarded National NGO Quality Assurance Certificate (QuAM)

On 23rd of June 2016, FAWEU was awarded the prestigious Quality Assurance Advanced Certificate, an accolade associated with good governance and proficiency in delivery of services among Non-governmental Organizations in Uganda. This was after top officials from NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) Council led by Dr.WinnieTarinyebwa, the Vice-Chairperson of the National QuAM Council carried out a successful vetting process on the 17th of May 2016 at the organization’s Office in Bukoto. 

The process involved examination of the organization’s guiding documents, policies, regulations and procedures and their applicability to the actual institutional practice. Furthermore, applying for the QuAM certification process is a sign of openness and transparency of the management and affairs of FAWE Uganda.

The NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism (QuAM) is a self-assessment initiative developed by NGOs and for NGOs. It aims to enhance the credibility and effectiveness of NGOs and contribute to the overall improvement in the public legitimacy of the sector.

Join FAWEU today

Dear Member, warm greetings from FAWE Uganda!  We would like to thank you for your participation in the just concluded Girls’ Education Week.
 
We would like to inform you of the upcoming FAWEU Annual General Meeting tentatively slated for Saturday December 08, 2012 starting at 9:00am at a venue that will be communicated later.  
 
We are glad also to inform you that Election of new Board Members will be carried out in this Year’s Annual General Meeting, but as you may already be aware, only fully paid up Members for the last two years will be eligible to participate in the elections.   
 
The purpose of this communication therefore, is to remind and request you to pay up your subscription so that you are in position to participate in elections. For those that are unable to bring your contributions physically to FAWEU office, please deposit it with the FAWEU Bank account details as provided below and bring the deposit slips to Office for a receipt.
 
 Name      :          FAWE Uganda 
 A/C no   :          0140060539501 
 Bank        :          Stanbic Priority Suite 
 
If you are not a member and are interested in becoming one, one can receive information on how to become a member from our website, offices or on +256 392 894 901
 
 Looking forward to a positive response as we continue to champion our cause for promotion of girls’ education.

FAWE ranked in World's Top NGOs

FAWE has been ranked 49th out of the world’s Top 100 NGOs by The Global Journal. Selected from a long list of 1,000 possible NGOs from across the world, the organisation also ranks fourth out of the seven African NGOs included in the Top 100 ranking.

The Global Journal is an analytical publication based in Geneva, Switzerland, and New York, USA. The journal focuses on global issues and discourses and targets an international community of decision-makers.  

The selection committee of The Global Journal rated FAWE and other contenders for their innovation, effectiveness, impact, efficiency, transparency and accountability, and strategic and financial management, among other criteria.

Commenting on the ranking, FAWE Executive Director Oley Dibba-Wadda said, ‘It is heartening to know that our work to empower African girls and women through quality education has been recognised by the selection committee of The Global Journal.’

She added, ‘We hope this will give a greater voice to the thousands of girls and women on whose behalf NGOs such as FAWE and others among the Top 100 advocate. Our hope and our objective is that these girls and women will acquire the skills and opportunities to improve and direct their lives and their societies.’

 

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