Across Africa, girls and women are disproportionately unable to attend school or unable to achieve their desired employment. Without an education or income, women are extremely vulnerable to poverty, abuse, and gender-based violence. Female educators are in a unique position to help impact the lives of female students and change the education system. Yet few interventions specifically target women teachers to develop best practices for education.

The ACW Women Empowerment Program (WEP) aims to address these issues through a yearlong program that includes:

 
   

• A celebration of International Women’s Day
• 7-week workshop series for female teachers
• An online community forum.

 
    

By hosting an educational, collaborative, and innovative program that supports the work of SDGs 4, 5 and 17, the WEP is on a mission to equip women teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully teach, inspire, mentor and and help girls stay in school.

 

2021 Calendar

Following our special celebration of International Women’s Day, we are delighted to announce the return of our Women Empowerment Program (WEP) starting Wednesday March 24 from 11:00 am to 1.30 pm Central Africa Time (CAT). The 2021 cycle will then run every Wednesday for 7 weeks.

A training program for group facilitators will run parallel each Tuesday from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm CAT for 7 weeks, starting Tuesday March 23.

 

A bit of History

2019: The first edition of ACW Women's Empowerment Workshop took place. SAP and partners, Irish Aid, UNESCO YouthMobile and the Moroccan Ministry of National Education held the first pilot program in Rabat, and thanks to the generosity of the Department of Education in Morocco, the event successfully hosted 28 female teachers from 15 countries under one roof.

 

 

2020: We built on this success by creatively adapting the workshop to virtual, enabling French and English speaking women from 31 African countries the opportunity to share their experiences, learn new skills, and form a community of practice.

2021: We will further build  our 2020 theme of African Women Leadership in Teaching: The Power of Community.

 
This program is supported and funded by: SAP, Irish Aid, UNESCO YouthMobile
It is organized and administered by: The Camden Education Trust
 

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