Angeline next recalled the amazing progress that she has witnessed firsthand. She inspired the audience by stating, “by the time I was to go into secondary school, I was resigned to my fate, the fate of my mother and my grandmother before her, that at grade six I would be done with school. A few years later, I told that story to 400 young women who, like me, had been supported through school by Camfed." She continued and said, “We all asked, through panic, anxiety and fear, what was next? We have chosen, as a network, to harness the power of education, to harness that opportunity and change the fortunes and educate the next generation. CAMA now supports more girls than international donors, not because we have money, we don’t, or because someone told us to, but because we understand intimately what that opportunity meant, and we will not waste it.”
Camfed’s 100,000 graduates are poised to accelerate and scale the organization's unique model of education, support, and impact. These alumnae will be the driving force of systemic change in African communities and countries by continuing to inspire and develop leaders, one girl at a time.