The goal of FAWE Rwanda (Forum for African Women Educationalists) is to increase access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities.

Through its activities, the organisation contributes to the country’s efforts to include more girls and young women in education. The joint efforts are rewarded making Rwanda the top African country on the Global Gender Gap Report 2018, proudly coming in as the sixth most gender progressive country in the world.

Joséphine Kobusingye will introduce the work of FAWE and more specifically, the work of the FAWE Rwanda Chapter. She will highlight her own work within the education system and the challenges, activities and achievements in the field of gender responsive pedagogy, Tuseme clubs and the promotion of STEM for girls.

About Joséphine

Joséphine Kobusingye is an education activist and programme officer at FAWE Rwanda. Since 2007, she works towards the empowerment of girls. She believes supporting them is crucial because many of them are facing difficult family situations. Joséphine has expertise in the field of gender responsive pedagogy, Tuseme clubs, and the promotion of STEM for girls.

Joséphine is visiting Belgium in the framework of the eNSPIRED learning week 2019 on gender and education. If you wish to participate in an international dialogue on gender and education challenges on 20 and 21 March, visit the eNSPIRED website (in Dutch or English) for details about the programme and registration.

About FAWE

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a membership-based pan-African NGO that operates through 34 National Chapters in sub-Saharan Africa to promote girls’ and women’s education. FAWE’s vision, mission and goal are all resolute on the well-being of girls’ education. In order to accomplish its mission of ‘promoting gender equity and equality in education in Africa’ FAWE uses a holistic four-pronged approach.

FAWE Rwanda was founded in 1997. Since then, it has broadened its scope of assistance in education throughout the country. FAWE Rwanda is currently active in all the provinces and has enabled educational opportunities for many girls.

Joséphine Kobusingye
“Sometimes all a girl need is just a little push, a role model or a place where they can talk about their problems, where they feel safe. That alone can motivate girls to choose for education or even for STEM." Joséphine about FAWE Rwanda's Tuseme Clubs