Commitment to Action

Improving Girls' Participation & Performance in SMT Subjects

Commitment by

Forum For African Women Educationalists

In 2007, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) committed to improving girls' performance in Science, Mathematics, and Technology (SMT) subjects by scaling up its existing SMT program from 12 to 32 African countries. The program enhances girls' interest, participation and performance in SMT. SMT activities include: organizing science days and remedial classes for students, conducting SMT student camps, training teachers with skills to develop gender responsive teaching, providing teachers with learning materials using local resources, and exposing girls to female scientists as role models and mentors.

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Commitment

Improving Girls' Participation & Performance in SMT Subjects

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

7 Years

Estimated Total Value

$10,675,000

Region

Africa

Countries

BENIN, BURKINA FASO, CAMEROON, GABON, GAMBIA, KENYA, MALAWI, MALI, MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA

Commitment by

Forum For African Women Educationalists

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Strengthening Math and Science in Education (SMASE) Africa, Intel Corporation, Aga Khan Foundation Usa, Camara, Seoul National University, The Mastercard Foundation, Islamic Development Bank, The David And Lucile Packard Foundation