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Contact Address Details:
Forum for African Women Educationalists
Banjul area Head office
Gambia Teachers Union Complex
MDI Road, Kanifing South, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 4397646
Fax:             4397266


FAWE Regional Secretariat
FAWE House
Chania Avenue, Off Wood Avenue
Kilimani PO Box 21394-00505
Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 20 387 3131 / 387 3351
Fax: +254 20 3874150

FAWE West Africa sub-Regional Office (FAWE-WASRO)
s/c Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN)
BP 206
Tel : +221 77 614 12 28
Email:  /


The Fawegam Gambia chapter is a registered, gender based education NGO which was founded in 1996. It  carries out a number of activities such as supporting girls' schooling, mentoring in schools, creating science clubs etc.

It works closely with schools, NGOs, communities and ministries to aim towards gender equality in education via targeted schemes. It also advocates for policies geared towards addressing girls' issues within the education system as well as in Gambian society in general.

Objectives & Areas of Intervention:
• To continue to lobby for the integration of gender issues in education plans & policies.

• To advance girls' academic standards.

• Encourage female mentors to visit schools.

• Voice of FAWEGAM, a newsletter that carries girls' views & experiences.

• Set up Girls' Clubs & Science Clubs in schools.

• Published a Career Resource Manual & Scholarship Directory.

• Fight poverty and social exclusion.

• Take Your Daughters to Work Programme.

• A bursary scheme which provides funds for deprived schools in Gambia.

• The setting up of a Centre of Excellence for girls in Sambang Upper Basic School.

• Mothers' clubs - Advising girls, issuing DEET soaked mosquito nets.

The local branch has its origins in FAWE which is a pan-African non-governmental organisation founded by 5 African women ministers of education back in 1992 after an impromptu meeting during a World Bank meeting of donors in 1991. Today, FAWE has over 30 offices in various African countries.


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