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
Objectives & Areas of
• 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 &
• Set up Girls' Clubs & Science Clubs in schools.
• Published a Career Resource Manual & Scholarship
• 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
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.