Through our partnerships with governments and donors, CAMFED not only supports girls to go to school, but also into a life of independence and leadership post school. Graduates join the CAMFED Association of young women leaders, accessing skills training and tertiary opportunities,and passing on their knowledge to others.
CAMFED Association Transition Guides work within school communities across Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe to support school leavers to make the transition from school to paid work. Despite schools closing their doors during the pandemic, Transition Guides have continued to work with young people in socially distanced study groups, or one-to-one sessions, sharing knowledge and offering advice and psycho-social support.
CAMFED Transition Guide sessions in Zambia, equipping young women with knowledge and skills, continued during the pandemic.
In addition, CAMFED is supporting young women to access technical training and adapt their existing businesses in order to function in this rapidly changing environment.
With access to high quality vocational courses - such as through the Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works strategy in Ghana (which sets out to support young people, especially women, to secure dignified and fulfilling employment) young women are being equipped to enter traditionally male dominated fields, often being the first in their communities to do so.