The Gambia Chapter of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEGAM) held its 10th General Assembly on Thursday to discuss with members and stakeholders issues concerning the organization and elect new board members to lead the affairs of the organization. organization for the years to come.
Speaking at the TANGO Conference Hall in Bakau New Town, the Chairperson of FAWEGAM, Ms. Beatrice A. Mboge reminded participants that FAWE is the only NGO created by African women for Africans in Africa for empowerment African women and girls.
FAWE’s vision is “a world in which African girls have access to education, perform well and complete their education and where gender disparities in education are eliminated”.
Its mission is to “promote gender equity and equality in education in Africa by encouraging positive policies, practices and attitudes towards girls”.
“We are proud to be at the forefront of the movement of Africans leading Africa’s development. Our unique insight into the issues of African girls and communities enables us to develop responsive, sustainable and gender-responsive intervention that works,” she repeated.
She acknowledged that just like all other fields, sectors and organizations have been made stagnant by COVID, FAWEGAM has also been delayed in fully achieving its goals and objectives in recent years, but assures the continued pursuit of its goal. , which is to improve the girls. well-being, particularly in the field of education.
Claudiana Cole, Minister of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), said, “Today there are 33 (FAWE) chapters across Sub-Saharan Africa, and FAWEGAM has been one of those. chapters and contributed significantly among the 33 chapters to the call for Education for All and the Sustainable Development Goals.
“It is indeed consolidating these gains towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, gender issues cutting across the 17 education goals, and among them we are talking about poverty eradication, women’s empowerment, among the 17”.
She praised the organization for reducing FGM, early marriage and illiteracy of girls and women through its advocacy and other commitments and for championing and promoting the education of girls and women in the world. country.
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Gambia: FAWEGAM Board and Stakeholders Gather for 10th General Assembly
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