Regional Executive Director of Camfed Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi and ZambiaBack to all people
Angeline Murimirwa, née Mugwendere, was one of the first young women to receive support from Camfed to go to secondary school. She is now Regional Executive Director for Camfed Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
She understands from experience both the desire for education and the enormous hurdles girls face in securing their right to education. In a spirit of solidarity with those facing the same struggles she has overcome, Angeline became a founding member of Cama, dedicated to providing a support network for young women school-leavers in rural areas. An international speaker, Angeline has been elected onto the Board of the National Youth Council, represents Camfed on the UNAIDS Gender Task Force, and made a keynote presentation at the 2005 Global Exchange Forum hosted by the UK Foreign Policy Center. In 2006, she was awarded the Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life by the Women's World Summit Foundation in Switzerland.
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This week at the House of Lords, digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox gave Camfed a platform to show the world what’s possible when young women become leaders of change in Africa. Together we celebrated Camfed’s alumni network, CAMA, which is altering the ‘default settings’ for girls from poor families.
The two main components to Camfed’s ability to scale our impact, while maintaining our focus on the individual girl and her entitlement to a quality, safe education, are communities and ‘big data,’ delivered by robust finance and data systems, centralized in Salesforce.
Watch the Webcast from D.C. as Angeline Murimirwa, representing the CAMA network of young women leaders in Africa, speaks about tackling the obstacles to education at the Center for Universal Education at Brookings. First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the keynote.