The general assembly was meant to review FAWE’s operational activities and bring to the limelight the various facets that the organisation was involved in. In attendance were National chapter coordinators, founding members, FAWE beneficiaries, partners, and the organising team from the Regional secretariat and representatives from the United Nations, African Union, Education ministers and Vice Chancellors from different Universities. A documentary about FAWE as an organisation was played highlighting the origin and progressions of the organisation through the years. Detailed discussions and presentations were done accompanied by plenary sessions and question and answer segments. Constructive feedback and reactions from the floor were the order of the day as everyone was given the free opportunity to engage, raise concerns and air their views.
A parallel youth session was held on both days of the AGM which gave the youth an opportunity to engage, share experiences and debate on issues related to education and development. With panellists from mixed background and with the relevant expertise, each and every opportunity for discussions was optimised to the benefit of the participants. The post 2015 development agenda was scrutinised in both the youth session and the senior session for FAWE members. A celebration dinner for FAWE’s 25th anniversary was held on the eve of 14 August. This is the platform where students who had taken part in the STEM competitions were awarded their prizes and the winner for the competition was announced. Participants had the chance to socialise during the event and the cake was cut to crown the event. A tour to Toyota East Africa was arranged for the youth and the Alumni elected a committee for the region.
The advocacy training workshop was also characterised by presentations and informative discussions. Groupworks were the order of the day which gave participants an opportunity to discuss and share experiences from their different background. Each session was accompanied by an evaluation form whereby participants were encouraged to give feedback on the proceedings of the workshop. At the end of the two day workshop, the participants were in a position to evaluate their strengths in Policy advocacy. The senior members who were already involved also highlighted that the training had also sharpened the advocacy skills. To summarise the event, the participants made commitments of initiatives that they were going to implement in their home countries. An encouragement was given that as players in the field, the participants had to have an in-depth awareness of the critical events and meetings that were taking place in their localities and region so that such platforms could be fully utilized for policy advocacy.
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