This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the women who have seized their education and are multiplying that opportunity for others.
Nimatu is one such woman whose leadership has galvanized action among other women and their communities - bold women who ensure that together we step up for those who need us most.
Nimatu was supported by Camfed in Ghana to complete her education and is now an inspirational leader and philanthropist in our CAMA alumnae network. She has set up a foundation to help children stay in school, and through her Changemakers Girls’ Club she mentors 60 girls at the only Senior High School in her District.
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Right now, 80,000 young women in CAMA are paying forward the support that they have received, able to lean on each other as they light the path for more girls. They know what girls need to succeed, they simply need the resources behind them to make change happen.
Watch their stories unfold as we celebrate the young women of CAMA, and all of our incredible partners who are stepping up behind this powerful movement. Never has this been more important. Join us.
On March 8th in New York, Gloria Steinem will host a special event for Camfed with Alice Saisha, representing our unstoppable movement for change. CAMA member Alice from Zambia was supported to go to school by Camfed and now works with District Officials to keep other girls in school and out of child marriage. She also supports the education of nine children unrelated to her.
In Malawi, CAMA members are joining the Ministry of Gender and other NGO partners to celebrate the achievements of young women’s leadership aimed at eradicating poverty through girls’ education and women’s empowerment. Tamara (left), CAMA Malawi's National Chairperson, has recently overseen the training of CAMA members as Sexual Reproductive Health Guides supporting adolescent girls at school.
In Zimbabwe, CAMA members are joining hands with their fellow community members to celebrate their achievements on this important day. Together they will take practical action with Camfed by training Mother Support Groups to start or expand income generating projects. With a little investment through our movement, these mothers are raising funds to support more girls to go to school and learn.
Donate to Camfed this International Women's Day
Give the gift of education to some of the most vulnerable girls in rural communities in Africa. As well as paying school fees and other essentials, your gift supports young graduates to become economically empowered leaders in their communities.