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 Fatima, a secondary student from Ghana. Today, I am thriving at school alongside my fellow classmates. However, I have faced many challenges throughout my education journey, and I almost did not make it to secondary school.




Now that I am supported by CAMFED at school, I am very hopeful because I know in future I will be somebody, I will be independent and I will be able to support my family and others in my community.

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I want to be a role model to the community, like Madam Dotto, and work with CAMFED so all children can have an education.




I’m Linley, a CAMFED Association member from Mulanje district in Malawi. I was supported to go to school by CAMFED and now I volunteer as a Learner Guide to help other girls like me from rural Malawi to complete their education.




Because I am a CAMFED Association member, I believe in the power of giving back to my society. The day I delivered a baby on the roadside, I was motivated to help her deliver safely because of my love for rural women and children.

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I’m currently working as a climate-smart Agriculture Officer. I work to train Agriculture Guides who will take the climate-smart techniques they learn and share them with female agriculture entrepreneurs in their own communities.

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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: CAMFED – An Introduction

Watch this video introduction to CAMFED. We support some of the most excluded girls in sub-Saharan Africa to go to school, succeed, lead, and grow up to turn the tide of poverty for their families and communities. Our programs are spearheaded by the young women leaders in the CAMFED Association, who partner with their communities to make sure every child secures their right to quality education.

Educated Girls


Video: Educating five million future leaders

Our strategic goal is to support the education of five million more girls in sub-Saharan Africa through community-led programs and the leadership of young women, providing financial and social support to the most vulnerable children in their communities. We’re also working with Ministries to scale youth-led innovations throughout the government school system, to make sure that the system as a whole works for the most marginalized.



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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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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Thank you to our generous recent donors

Together we are breaking the cycle of poverty


Diane Miller £250

catherine griffith $300

Mary Madha £120

Joan Deverteuil $50

Roger Walker £500

George Marshall £20

Barbara Ferreira €53

Cheryl Peck $20

Mariama Walker $10

Jacqueline Shaldjian $100

Pete Rodriquez $5

Bamidele Adewola $25

Jack Tappin £33

Jing Ma $10

Derek Juno $580