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StorySecondary EducationTanzania


Overcoming a vulnerable childhood, Sophia is now a CAMFED Learner Guide, entrepreneur and pillar of her community. Equipped with education and training she is transforming lives of children in her com...


StorySecondary EducationZimbabwe


Addlight is a high school student from Kwekwe district in Zimbabwe. She was identified as being vulnerable to dropout by members of the CAMFED Association, Michelle and Chreanagy. They raised Addlight...


StorySecondary EducationTanzania


Hanipha lives with her father and step-mother in rural Tanzania, and is the third born in a family of five children. With few resources and many children to support, Hanipha’s family struggled to affo...


StoryCAMFED Association (CAMA)Zambia


With this continuing support after school, Winnie fulfilled her dream of going to university. She chose to pursue a degree in Education, with certificates in project planning and management, and monit...


StorySecondary EducationMalawi


Mphatso lives in rural Malawi and is the third born in a family of five children. Her parents struggled to find paid employment and could barely afford basic school-going costs for Mphatso. Her future...


StorySecondary EducationMalawi


Then, Fanny heard she had been chosen to receive support from CAMFED. The entitlements she received included school uniforms, shoes, sanitary pads and books, as well as counselling from a trained Teac...


StorySecondary EducationMalawi


Tereza is from rural Malawi. She lives with her mother and three cousins who have been orphaned. To support the family Tereza’s mother does casual work, but has found physical labor harder as she has ...


StorySecondary EducationMalawi


Grace lives in rural Malawi with her parents and six siblings. Neither of her parents completed their education, but, recognising their daughter’s brilliance, were determined for her to be able to sta...


StorySecondary EducationZimbabwe


Aneni’s mother tragically passed away when she was three months old. Her father died only a few years later, leaving her in the care of her elderly grandmother. With several other children to provide ...




Rockcilia’s childhood was beset by tragedy. Her parents divorced when she was six, and she was sent to live with her grandmother. Shortly afterwards her father died, and eventually her mother remarrie...


StoryCAMFED Association (CAMA)Ghana


The story of secondary scholar Belawu, who was forced to drop out of school by poverty. Everything changed when she met members of the Camfed alumnae network, CAMA, who could empathise with her experi...


StoryCAMFED Association (CAMA)Zimbabwe

Fiona Mavhinga

Fiona Mavhinga was one of the first young women who completed her education with CAMFED's support. Today, Fiona is a lawyer and leads on the strategic development of the CAMFED Association, the Associ...

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