CAMFED 2023 highlights

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Relive some of the incredible milestones we reached together in 2023. Thank you for joining us on this journey to a more just and equitable world.

Thank you so much for staying with us on this journey towards justice and a brighter future. It’s an exciting time to be part of the CAMFED family!

Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED CEO

Over this year, we’ve faced a number of complex challenges—from turbulent economic contexts to climate-related weather shocks. But together, while tackling these issues, we’ve continued our core work—supporting hundreds of thousands of girls in education and equipping young women with the skills and community support they need to succeed after graduation.


Our 2023 TED Talk: School is just the start...

One of our biggest highlights this year was our CEO, Angeline (Angie) Murimirwa, delivering her Talk at TED2023 in Vancouver as part of the group of world-changing projects selected by Audacious. She invites us to see girls’ education from a different perspective, and highlights the power of collective leadership. By the end of the year, the Talk had already been viewed nearly 1.2 million times.

Watch Angie's TED Talk

More memorable moments from 2023


CAMFED’s Audacious Project launched at TED2023

CAMFED has been selected by The Audacious Project for our plan to transform the lives of millions of girls in rural Africa. Every year, The Audacious Project – which is housed at TED – selects and nurtures a group of big, bold solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges, and brings together an inspiring group of donors and supporters to get them launched.



Nicholas Kristof and The New York Times urge public to support CAMFED this giving season

"If a reader supports one girl to go to school in Africa through CAMFED, she’ll support 3 other girls, who'll support 9 girls, who'll support 27 and so on." - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist



25 years of young women’s leadership for girls’ education

As the Association of women leaders educated with CAMFED support turns 25, here’s how our sisterhood of girls’ education activists across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi is celebrating this incredible milestone…



Let Girls Learn profiles CAMFED’s climate-smart teaching farm

Come behind the scenes at CAMFED’s climate-smart teaching farm in Chinsali, Zambia – subject of a video-led feature for the Evening Standard’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ series. You’ll met a group of Agriculture Guides, led by Naomi (pictured), and learn about the techniques they’re using to nourish entire communities.



CAMFED launches vision for 2030

CAMFED has launched its Vision for 2030 - an ambitious plan to help meet the global Sustainable Development Goals by supporting millions more girls in rural Africa to access and complete secondary school, graduate into secure livelihoods and leadership, and in turn mentor and support the next generation through school, in a model set to transform education systems across Africa.


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A conversation between UK Minister for Africa and CAMFED’s CEO

“We cannot understand development unless we see it through the eyes of girls and women.” – The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister of State (Development & Africa) in the United Kingdom and Angie Murimirwa discuss the imperative of girls’ education. 

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President Obama engages with CAMFED Association members on leadership and driving change

Eliza Chikoti from Malawi and Natasha Lwanda from Zambia traveled to represent our movement at a leadership symposium for a select group convened by the Obama Foundation.

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Our journey to transforming education systems through youth-led innovation

CAMFED's close collaboration with government Ministries and research partners is looking at how we scale youth-led programs that drive up learning outcomes and post-school opportunities for marginalized children.



Passing the baton to Angeline Murimirwa

In a milestone year for CAMFED came an important moment to reset CAMFED’s leadership and take our movement to the next level. For this, Angie Murimirwa – one of the first girls supported by the organization to go to school – stepped up as CEO.


Our African sisterhood in the media

Catch up on latest from our girls’ education leaders. Whether podcast, print, radio, TV or documentary – we’re bringing the expertise of our girls’ education and climate leaders to a global audience.

Watch, read and listen to the coverage

Thank you to our generous recent donors

Together we are breaking the cycle of poverty


Niall Doherty $310

Rob Nickerson £350

Niall Doherty $215

David WOLFSON $750

Wendy Wallbrunn $40

Jonathan Wilkinson £50

Albert Zabin $200

Steve Osman $100

Roe & Maggie Stone $100

Betty Schwab $25

Jonathan Brody $40

Bonne Mogulescu $150

William Wiedmann $150

Adrianna Timmons $360

Lizbeth Garcia $10