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Camfed International founder and Executive Director Ann Cotton’s essay “Out of School” was published today on the Huffington Post.

Camfed International founder and Executive Director Ann Cotton’s essay “Out of School” was published today on the Huffington Post. Describing her first visit to Zimbabwe 17 years ago and the reasons why she founded Camfed, Ann also shares information about Camfed’s latest efforts to send children to school.

Ann writes, “To expose the hardships experienced by children who are deprived of the right to attend school, Camfed has produced a series of films about educational exclusion. ‘Every Child Belongs in School’ provides a glimpse into the lives of children who have been forced by poverty to leave school at a very young age and take a difficult life path.

The films are true stories about children living in Ghana and Tanzania — just a few among millions of children around the world who are unable to attend school. My hope is that they will remind us that all children everywhere deserve the opportunity that is unlocked for them by education — and that it is within our power to provide them with it.”

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