Inspirational stories

In classrooms across Africa, stories are being re-written and futures are being rescued by girls anxious to learn, and our sisterhood of young women, ready to lead.




I'm Sussana from Yendi in Ghana. I hope my story will encourage other young women with disabilities to believe in themselves and know that they can become great people in future. Prior to CAMFED support, I thought I would have dropped out from school. But now my dream of becoming an art teacher is becoming a reality.




I’m Head Girl at my school, Junior MP for my district, an aspiring neuroscientist and powerful education advocate — inspiring girls with my passion for science.

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Growing up in rural Zambia, every day in education was a challenge to me. Today I am an advocate for girls’ education, working with stakeholders to improve the lives of others and achieve my dream that all girls in Zambia have access to quality education and become independent leaders.




As a passionate champion for girls’ education, I have grown a well-established reputation in my community and beyond, as an anti-child marriage activist. I regularly facilitates awareness campaigns around child marriage, speaking out in front of large groups of parents and children, teachers and school committee members, together with local traditional leaders, mother support groups, social welfare officers and the police.

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Hear from girls and young women across Africa. Our stories show the transformational power of education - we're writing a new future for ourselves, our communities and our nations. THIS is what your support is unlocking.

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Video: Angeline (Angie) Murimirwa’s TED Talk 2023

Angeline (Angie) Murimirwa, CEO of CAMFED, helped found our sisterhood of change leaders  – the CAMFED Association – 25 years ago.

Watch her TED Talk to see the world through the eyes of a girl in rural Africa, and experience the difference that a ‘Big Sister’ can make.

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Video: Educating five million future leaders

Our movement is now poised to support 5 million more girls in sub-Saharan Africa on the journey to independence and leadership through the power of Sisterhood. We’re partnering with schools, communities, and governments to break down the barriers that hold girls back, helping them thrive and become leaders in a flywheel of change. 



Video – Esnart, Malawi

Esnart, a CAMFED supported student in Malawi, scored 6 points (the highest grade) in her school leaving exams. She was one of only three students nationally and the only girl to be awarded such a high grade. At her graduation ceremony in front of the whole school, she was congratulated on her achievement, and was also welcomed officially into the CAMFED Association.



Video: Meet Sophia – Learner Guide from Tanzania

My future outlook changed with CAMFED support, because every year we received support and I could afford to reach my dreams. Today I am a Learner Guide at the same school I attended. I understand the challenges students face, and my hope is to help them become self-aware and fulfil their goals.

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Video: Championing Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women’s economic inclusion means she can secure her own future, the future of her family, and her community. CAMFED is supporting young women to start sustainable enterprises, creating jobs, and improving the health and wealth of entire nations.


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Video: Angie Murimirwa in conversation with Soledad O’Brien – Highlights

Angeline (Angie) Murimirwa, Co-founder, first Chair, and now CEO of our network of women leaders educated with CAMFED support – the CAMFED Association, sat down with journalist, producer and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien in Beverly Hills at the 2022 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Symposium and Prize Ceremony hosted by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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Films of events, webinars, stories, and introductions to CAMFED's work. Find out how, together, we are creating a better world for all of us.

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