Here at the Kravis Prize, we’re proud to say our winners are at the forefront of their field and exemplary leaders in the nonprofit world. Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), for example, is constantly innovating and implementing new programs that tackle the multi-faceted problems in education.
FAWE partnered with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to develop a three-year program focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR). Launched in 2010, the initiative aims to ensure that by 2013, some 10,800 adolescent girls from a total of 30 schools and close to 10,000 individuals, including teachers, in surrounding communities will have improved knowledge and skills in regards adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health and better access to reliable information and services on reproduction and sexuality. The program was introduced in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
FAWE’s latest newsletter revealed the progress they’ve made:
“To date, 600 girls have received scholarships and support to remain in school and are scheduled to complete secondary school by the end of the project in 2013. … To date, 150 teachers and 125 community facilitators have been trained in ASRHR and are in turn training other teachers and community members in the target schools and communities. At school level, community members and schoolgirls are being trained in the production of reusable sanitary towels.”
Find out more about the program here.
You can also read more about FAWE and their work on our page.