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In her latest podcast, the Guardian’s Global Development Editor, Lucy Lamble, investigates the barriers that keep girls around the world from accessing an education, and speaks to organizations which are providing a solution.

As part of her report, Lucy Lamble interviews Camfed’s patron Julia Gillard in her role as board chair of the Global Partnership for Education, ”moving the big levers of change.”  

She speaks to Camfed Tanzania’s Nasikiwa Duke, Programme Manager for Young Women’s Empowerment, who explains how Camfed alumnae like Rehema work with schools and communities, taking responsibility for returning child brides to school.

Lucy also interviews Fiona Mavhinga, once supported in her education by Camfed, who now leads the development of Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network across sub-Saharan Africa. The leadership network is already over 55,000-strong, and a key partner in Camfed’s commitment to support one million girls to go to secondary school by 2020.

Listen to the podcast here.

Send a girl back to school.

Julia Gillard with Fiona Mavhinga at the UK’s Girls’ Education Forum

Sharing strategies that work for girl’s education: Julia Gillard with Fiona Mavhinga at the UK’s Girls’ Education Forum in July, where then Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening made a commitment to educate the most marginalized. Camfed is partnering with the University of Cambridge REAL Centre to analyze the true cost of supporting a marginalized girl through secondary school and improving her learning.

 

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