Improving girls education in Namibia

News & Events


22 May 2017

Belinda !Gaes, Finance Officer at the FAWENA Head Office in Windhoek graduated recently with a Bachelor of Accouning Degree from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). What makes it so outstanding is that she is a former beneficiary of FAWENA.

FAWENA Alumni Launch and Awareness

01 November 2015

FAWENA Alumni Association was officially launched in Windhoek on 6 November 2014. A total of 21 former beneficiaries participated.

Community mobilization for Shinyungwe Community

20 October 2015

The workshop was as a result of former Deputy Minister of Education and FAWENA former Chairperson, Honourable Silvia Makgone who visited schools around the country, of which Shinyungwe Combined School was one of them. She collected the following 2014 statistics from the school: the school had high failure rate of 73% for grade 10 and pregnancy rate of 30%. The schools pass rate was recorded as the lowest in the region. FAWENA was further notified that the contributing factors were lack of parental involvement in their children’s education, different household chores, teenage pregnancy, lack of interest in school as a result of lack of motivation, child headed household and poverty. The workshop targeted all stakeholders such as the learners, teachers, school board members, the traditional and community leaders, and the community at large.

2015 Scholarship award

20 October 2015

  FAWENA awarded a total of scholarships 947 learners

FAWENA Kavango Basket Weaving Project

01 July 2015

 A total of 140 unemployed women from villages in Kavango East and West regions were trained to weave baskets. A total of 550 Baskets were sold locally and internationally. The baskets were show cased at the Okahandja Art market. A shop seller was employed to sell at the Rundu Open Market.

25th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Mainstreaming Gender in the African Union

30 January 2015

Ms. John Tissa, FAWENA Alumni participated in the 25th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Mainstreaming Gender in the African Union (AU).  The meeting place on 20-23 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the margins of the 24th AU Summit. The Consultative Meeting discussed issues relating to the thematic areas of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa in the context of Agenda 2063.

Who is an Empowered Woman

14 January 2015

An Empowered Woman is:                                                                                       By: R. Haufiku

Expanding Participation for Persons with Disabilities

29 December 2014

With the financial support of USAID  “from the American people” through “Expanding Participation for Persons with Disabilities program, FAWENA has successfully implemented the following activities:

FAWENA- 2017 Activities

01 January 1970

Between April and July 2017,FAWENA with the support of the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture, with funding from Global fund implemented programs and activities in all thirteen regions throughout Namibia. Some of the programs include TUSEME clubs, Girls Clubs, Re-entry Program for teenage mothers.