Join us this Day of the African Child (June 16) to celebrate the bold steps we are taking together to change the odds for vulnerable girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
It’s in our collective power to change the systems that hold girls back, and that is exactly what we are working on every day.
Sussana’s education journey nearly ended due to the triple disadvantage of gender, poverty and disability, but CAMFED stepped in to support her with material resources so she could stay in school, and connected her to mentoring and counseling from her Learner Guide, Mariam, and her Teacher Mentor, Mr Agbeko. Today Sussana is confident in her abilities and on the path to independence and influence. Her dream of becoming an art teacher is within reach.
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Sussana’s support system is being replicated in communities across Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We are:
- providing marginalized girls with the financial and social support they need to thrive and succeed in secondary school
- through our Sisterhood, the CAMFED Association, linking girls with a social safety net after graduation, so that – together – they can take their next steps to independence
- catalyzing action for vulnerable children through support networks established in our communities and partner schools
- enabling young women’s transition to work and leadership through investment in business skills training, agriculture, financial literacy and much more
- and partnering with governments to change the systems that hinder girls’ participation in education
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