FAWE's Gender Sensitive Schools

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Key Information

Equipping teachers with knowledge, skills and attitudes to empower them to respond adequately to the learning needs of girls and boys through using gender-aware classroom processes and practices.

Teaching quality has a significant impact on academic access, retention and performance. Yet many teachers in sub-Saharan Africa, conditioned by male-dominated values in their communities, employ teaching methods that do not provide equal opportunity to participation for girls and boys. Neither do these methods take into account the individual needs of learners, especially girls.

FAWE developed the Gender-Responsive Pedagogy (GRP) model to address the quality of teaching in African schools.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania

Government Affiliation



2005 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Secondary completion


  • School quality
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Educating girls about menstruation


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • Pre-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)