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Growing up as the fourth born in a family of seven in rural Karaga District, northern Ghana, life was hard for Hawa. As subsistence farmers,…


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Young Africa Works Summit 2015: Inspiring Agricultural Entrepreneurship

Six members of Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network travelled to Cape Town, South Africa, this October to take part in the first Young Africa Works Summit…


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Al Jazeera Documentary Features CAMA’s Change Makers

In its latest compelling TV documentary series, Al Jazeera looks at why reinforcing gender equality and empowering women is not just a women’s issue, but…


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Ann Cotton: Ahimsa Award Recognizes Girls’ Education Imperative

Ann Cotton, Founder and President of Camfed, which for over 20 years has supported girls in sub-Saharan Africa through school and into independence, today received…


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We Can’t Succeed in Anything Unless We Succeed in Education

In his insightful and riveting Q&A with international education expert Julia Gillard (former Australian Prime Minister and now Board Chair for the Global Partnership for…


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CAMA’s New Politicians: The Exception that Changes the Rules

The rural district of Karaga in the Northern Region of Ghana has 33 district assembly members – 30 men and only 3 women. But 2…


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Someone built my life. Now I can build other peoples’ lives.

When 22-year-old Natasha, who has just completed her second year at Ashesi University in Ghana, returned to her village in rural Zimbabwe this July, her…


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Celebrating the Audacity to Dream, to Question, to Lead

This week at the House of Lords, digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox gave Camfed a platform to show the world what’s possible when young women…


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Achieving Social Transformation through Education

Julia Gillard delivers the keynote address alongside Hans Brattskar as Camfed teams up with the new Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at…


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Ayisha Fuseini at the UN: The Secret to Shea Success

CAMFED Association member, shea butter entrepreneur, and peer educator Ayisha Fuseini from the Northern Region of Ghana recently joined young entrepreneurs from across the world for…


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The Global Search for Education: An Education in Africa

When Camfed's Founder and President Ann Cotton first visited Zimbabwe in the early '90s, the prevailing view in the international development community was that girls…


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Delivering Girls’ Education at Scale: Camfed at the Skoll World Forum

in Oxford, Camfed CEO Lucy Lake joined social entrepreneurs from around the world at the Skoll World Forum to share solutions to the world’s most…

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