Camfed has received numerous honours in its two decades of operation.
We are delighted to have been recognised internationally for our groundbreaking work in girls' education. Here are just a few of the accolades that have come our way.
Ahimsa Award (2015)
In October 2015, Ann Cotton’s work to educate young women in Africa was honored with the Ahimsa Award at the UK House of Commons. The award celebrates compassion and non-violence in the spirit of Jain philosophy, which was followed by Mahatma Gandhi.
WISE Prize for Education (2014)
In November 2014, Ann Cotton’s work to support community-owned, integrated education programmes for girls and young women in rural Africa was recognized with the global WISE Prize for Education, which highlights the innovation, scale and impact of programs that reaches the most marginalized communities.
OECD Recognition for Taking Development Innovation to Scale (2014)
Washington Fellowship, Young African Leaders Initiative (2014)
Camfed alumna, Cama chairperson and entrepreneur Ruka Yaro of Ghana was selected as one of 500 individuals selected out of 50,000 qualified candidates for Washington Fellowship under President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.
UN Youth Advocacy Panel (2012)
Former Camfed bursary recipient Abigail Kaindu was appointed as one of 10 youth advocates from across the globe to the United Nations Secretary General's Youth Advocacy Panel, which forms part of a new Education First initiative to get all children into school.
Cambridge University Charity of the Year (2009)
As part of its 800th year anniversary celebration, University of Cambridge named Camfed as the Charity of the Year
Goldman Sachs-Fortune Global Women Leaders Award (2009)
Camfed alumna Penelope Machipi received the $25,000 award for making a difference in her community in Samfya, Zambia.
Global Social Entrepreneur, Schwab Foundation (2008)
Camfed Founder and President Ann Cotton was named a Global Social Entrepreneur by the Geneva-based Schwab Foundation.