"A girl who is educated becomes a woman who is influential." - The Duchess of Sussex
Girls' education has the power to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges - from poverty and social injustice to inequality and climate change.
Yet in 2020, with the pandemic causing unprecedented disruption, millions more girls may be pushed permanently out of school, locked out of a brighter future, their endless potential lost.
Yet in 2020, with the pandemic causing unprecedented disruption, millions more girls may be pushed permanently out of school, locked out of a brighter future, their full potential lost.
We are not standing by.
Girls educated with CAMFED’s support belong to Africa’s largest and fastest-growing network of young women leaders who are capitalising on their own education to support many more girls through school.
Invest in a girl’s education today and ignite a multiplier
Every school graduate joining the CAMFED Association, on average, supports at least three more girls to go to school.
And as community leaders, they pass on the skills they learn to many more, creating employment and opportunity, tackling inequality and injustice. This is what we call the Multiplier Effect — the positive impact a girl’s education has on others’ lives.
ACT ON YOUR COMPASSION, and commit to making a lasting impact
$150 can support ONE girl through secondary school for a year
Every girl you support will go on to help at least three others to go to school, multiplying your impact far into the future.
Meet some of the young women multiplying your impact
Kate, CAMFED Association member, Ghana
Still a CAMFED-supported university student, Kate has already founded her own organisation to build young people’s excitement and engagement around literacy. Her outreach benefits the most marginalized children, including those from under-resourced, rural communities, those not in mainstream schools, and those in hospital. Kate has received national awards in recognition of her commitment to paying forward the benefits of education.
Patience, CAMFED Association member, Zimbabwe
Patience was herself supported to return to school by CAMFED Association members, after she dropped out due to poverty. Today, as a leader in our powerful network, she trains young women in entrepreneurship and as life skills mentors (CAMFED Learner Guides). Using her knowledge of Information Technology she is helping to bridge the digital divide for school students and graduates in rural communities, whose learning has been disrupted by COVID-19. Patience's activism has been highlighted in the international media.