Raised so far of £12000.00 target
Schools in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa are grossly under resourced. Chronic teacher shortages are exacerbated by the fact that few teachers are willing to work in remote areas, and female teachers in particular are scarce.
CAMFED urgently needs to support a cohort of 40 ambitious young women in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whose teacher training is in immediate jeopardy due to shortage of funding. These women have already taken the challenging first step of securing places in Teacher Training Colleges, but they now lack funding to complete their courses.
A stipend of £300 supports one young woman for one year of a teacher training course. This stipend covers tuition fees, text books, exam fees, stationery and transport. Funds raised will be prioritised first to those young women who are already part way through their course, allowing them to complete the qualification, then to those most needing support for the duration of their course.
Funding will ensure that the very women who have the lived experience and expertise to confront the challenges of poverty and inequality, are equipped with the skills and qualifications to guide the next generation of girls through school.