Help a girl stay in school and escape a life as a child bride.
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Education is a universal right. It is also a matter of justice.
Camfed believes that every child is entitled to a quality education in a safe environment and a life as an independent adult.
6 out of 10 girls become child brides in some parts of rural Africa. Locked in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness, they face grave risks: HIV/AIDS, domestic abuse, and death as an early teen during pregnancy and childbirth. Without education or employment, the future will remain locked for generations of girls.
There's hope – school. By staying in school, a girl can avoid child marriage and pregnancy. Camfed trains GirlGuardians — young women who were once at risk of becoming child brides themselves — to support girls in schools and in their communities, unlocking opportunities to escape poverty.
Your support of these girls is needed now more than ever.