Comprehensive scholarship programme

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

A Active

Key Information

To address the limited access to quality basic education experienced by children living in rural or remote communities or in socially marginalised areas, FAWE identifies and supports severely disadvantaged girls from such areas through a bursary programme. FAWE’s bursaries enable bright girls from poor backgrounds to enroll in school, stay on to complete the school cycle at primary or secondary level, and perform well in national examinations. This financial support covers the costs of school fees, school uniforms, textbooks, stationery and personal hygiene products.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2003 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school, Youth


11 - 19

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased test scores
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)