Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) - Ghana Chapter

FAWE Ghana’s vision, mission and goal are all resolute on the well-being of girls’ education. Promoting access and retention and improving the quality of education for girls

How It All Began

At a conference of African Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Education held in Manchester in 1992, five women participants at a discussion conceived the idea of forming an association that could promote the education of girls in Africa.

This gave birth to FAWE, an acronym, which stands for Forum for African Women Educationalists. One of these great founders was Hon Vida Amaadi Yeboah (late). FAWE is registered as a Pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Its current Chairperson is Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang of Ghana.

FAWE has 34 chapters throughout Africa including the Ghana Chapter.
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Ghana is a membership-based Non-Governmental Organisation that operates in Ghana and takes its mandate from FAWE Regional Secretariat Nairobi Kenya to promote girls’ and women’s education.

FAWE Ghana is a non-political, voluntary, charitable, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organisation registered under the laws of Ghana as a company limited by guarantee and a certified by the Department of Social Welfare in Ghana as Charitable organisation.
FAWE Ghana does not discriminate on the basis of race, ideology, colour, nationality or religious persuasion. However, its target beneficiaries and constituency are primarily girls and women.
FAWE Ghana works is to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.

We believe that through education of women and girls, livelihoods are improved for entire communities and civic education and liberties are enhanced. Educated girls become educated women who have the knowledge, skills and opportunity to play a role in governance and democratic processes and to influence the direction of their societies.

We work hand-in-hand with communities, schools, civil society, Non-Governmental Organizations and ministries to achieve gender equity and equality in education through targeted programmes. We encourage our partners to enact policies and provide positive learning environments that treat girls and boys equally.

Our work influences government policy, builds public awareness, demonstrates best educational practice through effective models and encourages the adoption of these models by governments and institutions of education. This has led to increased rates of girls’ enrollment, retention and completion of school in Ghana.

Through our work, girls and women across Ghana have the chance to attend school and overcome material deprivation and social and political exclusion.