Making an outsize impact: Our next strategic phase
The global pandemic challenged us to pull together like never before. Thanks to our unique operational model, we have been able to respond quickly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we are working to prevent the clock from being turned back on girls’ education and gender equality.
Our model — particularly our flagship Learner Guide Program — has proven agile and resilient. Learner Guides, educated young women who have dealt with adversity throughout their lives, are uniquely positioned to identify and support the most vulnerable in their communities with life skills and wellbeing lessons, study packs, health information, hygiene supplies, and food parcels. They are continuing their activism against gender-based violence and child marriage, working with their school communities and district officials to keep girls safe and learning, both at home and at school as these re-open.
In our next strategic phase, we will accelerate our investment in young women’s activism, enterprise, and leadership, as we work with our partner communities to weather the crisis, and come out stronger and more innovative.
The multiplier effect built into our model — which sees every member of the CAMFED Association go on to support many more girls through school — will be tested in this next phase, as we aim to support 5 million more girls through secondary school by 2025.
As Nelson Mandela said, “It only seems impossible until it’s done.”
At a moment when taking action for change could not be more critical – for all our communities, our nations, and the world – we hold fast to our mantra that ‘Together We Can.’