Improving girls education in Namibia

About Us

Empowering Namibian girls

Empowering Namibian girls

The Forum for African Women Educationalists – Namibia Chapter (FAWENA), is a national chapter of the Pan-African Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) whose headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya. FAWE was born out of discussions between African Ministers and funding agencies within the Association for Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), a UNESCO-affiliated forum bringing together all 48 Ministries of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and about 44 agencies funding education in Africa in 1992.

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a non-governmental organisation. FAWE Namibia's National Chapter opened its office in 1999 with the support of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to help address the educational challenges girls face in Namibia.

Our Mandate

To engage with governments, schools,institutions and communities to develop and implement policies and practices that promote girls' and women's education.

Our Vision

A just and inclusive society in which all Namibian girls and women have access to quality education and trainig to achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

To promote gender responsive policies, practices and attitudes and foster innovations that will provide opportunities for Namibia girls and women to prosper in all realms of their lives

Our Goal

Empower girls and women through quality education and training to give them necessary skills, competencies and values to be productive members of their society.

Strategic Objectives 2019-2023

SO1: To facilitate access to quality education and training opportunities by girls and women in Namibia, in order for them to develop relevant skills to achieve their full potential in all realms of life.

SO2: To advocate for the integration of gender responsive approaches and policies in the Namibian education system in order to inculcate skills and competences in girls and women to enable them to contribute to and transform their societies.

SO3: To work towards a strong institutional capacity for FAWE to deliver its mandate.

SO4: To build vibrant research, evidence generation and knowledge management systems within FAWENA network so as to inform policies, new approcahes and set the pace for girls' education agenda in Namibia.

FAWENA is also guided by the policies and programs of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture: Education Act, Learner Prevention and Management Pregnancy Policy, Sustainable Development Goals, Affirmative Action, National Gender Policy, National Development Plan, Millennium Development Plan, Orphan and Vulnerable Children Plan, International Convention instruments, FAWE Regional Secretariat Strategic Plan and FAWE Charter.

FAWENA Executive Committee Members:

Hon. Ester Anna Nghipondoka, MP,  Minister, Ministry of Education, Art and Culture;

FAWENA Chairperson

Ms. Rauha Haufiku, Chief Human Resource, Office of the Prime Minister;
FAWENA Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Gerson Kongoro, Retired School Principal, Auas Primary School;
FAWENA Treasurer

Mr. Wilibard N. Hadula, Managing Director, Rosspedros Investments;
FAWENA Executive Committee Member

Ms. Justina Naftali, Life Skills teacher, Hage Geingob HS;
FAWENA Executive Committee Member

Ms. Delphia E. Jimmy, Life Skills teacher, Jan Mohr HS; 
FAWENA Executive Committee Member

FAWENA Staff Members

Ms. Elizabeth Andreas, National Chapter Coordinator

Ms. Happy Shapaka, Program Officer

Ms. Hanna B. Rooinasie, Assistant Program Officer

Ms. Shekupe Nomboga, Finance and Admin Officer

Mr. Wilbard Kambweshele, Driver/Officer Assistance

FAWENA Kavango Branch:

1. Ms. Maria M. Eises, FAWENA Kavango Chairperson

2. Ms. Scholastica Hausiku, FAWENA Kavango Vice-Chairperson

3. Ms. Foibe Muntenda, FAWENA Treasurer

4. Ms. Christina Shilima, FAWENA Secretary

5. Ms. Patricia Kativa, FAWENA Executive member

6. Ms. Ingrid Kakuru, FAWENA Executive member

7. Mr. Siyamba Immanuel, FAWENA Executive member