The activism you ignited: 2016 highlights

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2016 Highlights

In 2016, against a global backdrop of global uncertainty, we celebrated the unwavering activism of the young women alumnae in our CAMA network. More than 55,000 school graduates are now stepping up in astonishing ways to support vulnerable children to go to school. Through CAMA’s work in schools and in their communities, we have seen an unprecedented uplift in enrolment and learning among the most marginalized girls. As a result, for every girl our donor partners support, three will graduate.

This is the activism you ignited. We cannot thank you enough:



Gloria Steinem and Emma Watson pledge support to end child marriage

Emma Watson pledges support to CAMFED to end child marriage and empower young women.



A movement with the power to transform Africa

Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and 27th Australian Prime Minister, becomes patron of CAMFED.



An unprecedented uplift in learning outcomes among marginalized girls

CAMFED achieves an unprecedented uplift in learning outcomes for marginalized girls.



“This might change the way you think about education everywhere”

Jordan Shapiro, Forbes columnist and global thought leader on education policy, brings to life the power of what we do.


Huffington Post blog

“The young women bringing hope to Africa” – In her final Huffington Post blog of 2016, alumna Fiona Mavhinga describes her sisters’ extraordinary commitment to supporting the most vulnerable students to go to school.


CAMFED launches a blog

Our new blog amplifies the voices of girls and young women leaders across Africa.


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CAMFED champions girls’ education at United State of Women Summit

CAMFED champions girls’ education alongside President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the United State of Women conference.



Gloria Steinem meets CAMFED Association leaders tackling child marriage in Zambia

World renowned feminist Gloria Steinem meets CAMFED alumnae tackling child marriage in Zambia.


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TES Global selects CAMFED as charity partner

TES Global and CAMFED launch their partnership for girls’ education on World Teachers’ Day.



Our progress toward educating one million adolescent girls

We report on our progress toward supporting 1 million girls through secondary school in just 5 years.



CAMFED Wins FinancialForce Award

CAMFED wins a financial technology excellence award for process transformation in support of girls’ education.


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An unstoppable human revolution

Alumnae leaders represent an ‘unstoppable human revolution’ at the Girls’ Education Forum.

Thank you to our generous recent donors

Together we are breaking the cycle of poverty


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

Niall Doherty $370

Nicola Riley €300

John Benson £20