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Camfed supports girls in 5,488 government partner schools across 136 districts in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi to access school, succeed, and become leaders of change in their communities.

Our partner communities are among the most deprived in the region - far removed from hospitals, lacking public infrastructure, and often situated on the poorest land. They have the greatest levels of poverty within their countries, and suffer some of the highest rates of illness, including HIV/AIDS. They have extremely low literacy rates. Most people live a hand to mouth existence.

Schools in these communities are fewer in number, meaning children often have to walk very long distances to get to school, and have fewer teachers and less equipment.

Girls are particularly vulnerable in these circumstances, and their education has the most transformative impact.

Poverty is the greatest barrier to accessing an education in the communities where we work.

Families want the best for their children, but lack the financial means to support their education. We know that communities understand their issues, and that they have the solutions to those issues. Our role is to catalyze their activism, and listen to the girls, their families, their teachers and Chiefs.

The children we support are selected by the community as being the most in need. We don’t just provide them with books or school fees, we help them throughout their development. Our package allows a girl to get into school, do well academically, and maximize the value of her education after graduation.

 Dolores Dickson, Executive Director, Camfed Ghana

We track and measure the impact of our work through rigorous monitoring and evaluation, longitudinal surveys, and in-depth research

Because of our long-term support for girls through school and into independent adulthood, Camfed has a unique opportunity to track the economic and social impact of investing in girls’ education and young women’s leadership – on individuals, as well as on communities, and beyond.

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- Jan 25
“I’m moving forward with education. I see all the possibilities now CAMFED is supporting me.” For girls like Fanny… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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- Jan 24
Together with @UNGEI, we're proud to be part of a wave of activism this #EducationDay and beyond. Our work is all… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@AvsRoyalSussex CAMA is the CAMFED Association of women leaders educated with CAMFED support, now spearheading our… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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To mark #WorldEducationDay, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have posted about the importance of access to education… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Education empowers girls. Empowered girls drive gender equality. Gender equality is 🔑 to a better world for everyon… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Time to celebrate a #NewYearNewFuture! As a result of our #UKAidMatch Appeal - where donations were matched £ for £… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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- Jan 24
#EducationDay may we(continue to) step up, end the injustice to millions without access to #education & ensure once… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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- Jan 24
This is what #UKaid is doing to support girls to stay in school. #InternationalDayofEducation https://t.co/bXidGCjZeh
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Thank you @JuliaGillard! Yes, Learner guides are acting a link between school and community for students. They rel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Health care is a human right and we have got that covered. To us healthy bodies means strong mind in the fight agai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@TesResources @DFID_UK Thanks so much for standing with us, all you lovely people at @TesResources @tes 🙏🏿
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@JuliaGillard @DFID_UK Happy #EducationDay Julia! Thank you so much for your unfaltering work in support of the mos… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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As patron of @Camfed I proudly supported its #UKAidMatch appeal, which spotlighted the urgent issue of child marri… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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When you see Belawu, do you see a future house girl or a health professional? Our leaders in the CAMFED Association… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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- Jan 23
Tomorrow is #EducationDay! Our work to ensure every girl can go to school, is led by THE experts in our CAMFED Asso… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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- Jan 23
Excited to be part of this wave of activism, walking the talk for women & girls! #LeaveNoGirlBehind #SDGstwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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The amazing Ruth, one of our powerful leaders in the CAMFED Assocation (CAMA) in Ghana, leading for global change.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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- Jan 23
Turn on @cambridge105 radio in 5 mins! 📻@FionaMavhinga & Catherine from CAMFED Intl are with Neil Whiteside to cele… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Richard_Y Thanks so much! Couldn't do it without our fabulous supporters 🙏🏿 and our CAMFED Association leaders💪🏿,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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- Jan 23
Just 2 DAYS to go till a NEW wave of activism for #GirlsEducation kicks off... Will you join us in calling for 12… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Camfed Annual Review 2016

Overwhelming Generosity at Tes Schools Awards 2017

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Changing the face of leadership in Africa

  • 249,378

    Girls Supported with Secondary Scholarships

    Camfed provides holistic and targeted support for girls to go to secondary school, covering needs that include school fees, uniforms, books, pens, boarding fees and disability aids.

  • 772,609

    Students Supported to go to Primary School

    Camfed's Safety Net Fund provides essential items to children at primary school to prevent them from dropping out of school.

  • 5,488

    Partner Schools

    Camfed works in genuine partnership with schools to help improve the learning environment for all students. Sharing information on school performance and working with the community to implement change is crucial to success.

  • 199,178

    Community Activists

    Camfed's program works because of the commitment of local volunteers. These volunteers include everyone from traditional leaders, to government education officials, teachers, parents, and former students.

  • 84,675

    CAMA Members

    CAMA - the Camfed alumni association - is the largest network of its kind in Africa. It offers peer support, mentoring, and training and leadership opportunities.

  • 944,859

    Children Supported by Community Initiatives

    CAMA alumnae partner with their communities to support more vulnerable children to go to school, by providing school meals, paying school fees, buying supplies, or providing a home to orphans.

Camfed provides girls with long-term support

Successfully supporting an individual means investing in the structures that support her, enabling her to learn, succeed and lead change

Learn why we’re different

Education

We provide school fees, supplies and uniforms to support girls from primary school through secondary school, college and beyond

Training

We help women learn how to manage money and launch small businesses. We train them as health activists and Learner Guides

Support

CAMA – Camfed’s graduate network – is the only network in Africa bringing together educated young women to lead change

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