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To Fix U.S. Schools, Consider Camfed's Work In Sub-Saharan Africa

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To Fix U.S. Schools, Consider Camfed's Work In Sub-Saharan Africa

In advance of Camfed Founder and President Ann Cotton’s presentation at SXSWedu® this week, Forbes Contributor Jordan Shapiro spoke with Ann about how “Camfed succeeds by leveraging data not simply to eradicate poverty, but also to increase multiple forms of capital in struggling communities by educating young girls.”

I learned not only about poverty, pragmatic applications for well managed data, and the education challenges among some of poorest girls in the world—but also, in explaining Camfed’s approach, she offered wisdom that changes the way I think about issues around poverty and education in the United States.

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