Read the stories of how this works in practice
Mercy: Creating hope for girls
Mercy, Teacher Mentor, Malawi
Having grown up in rural Malawi where she now teaches, Mercy has first hand experience of the challenges her students face. She works with a network of CAMA members, Learner Guides, Parent Support Group members, traditional leaders, and other community members to ensure that girls get the material, academic, and emotional support they need to stay in school.
Jafari: Fighting the feeling of helplessness
Parent Support Group Chair
With first hand experience of the challenges so many children and families face, Jafari is deeply committed to working with parents to fight the feeling of helplessness they grapple with - when a poor harvest means they have no choice but to send their children to school on an empty stomach, without even a uniform or their basic educational needs.
Mary: Ensuring that fear doesn’t live here
CAMA member, Tanzania
CAMA member Mary, a young woman from an impoverished rural community, convinced a whole university to vote for her. Without the financial backing or resources or flamboyance that other students had, she still succeeded and used her lived experience to take constructive action to solve a problem that was forcing vulnerable young women to drop out.
Saviour: Spreading courage and confidence
Saviour, CAMA member, Ghana
CAMA member Saviour uses her own experience of the barriers to education to support vulnerable children with life and study skills lessons. A businesswoman who has created jobs in her community, she’s also passionate about speaking out for young people, and uses radio as a platform to ensure they know their rights, spreading courage and confidence.