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BlogHigher EducationGhana

It is time for our voices to be heard

This blog is the valedictorian speech delivered by Mastercard Foundation graduate, Adamu, who reflects on the importance of education and the responsibility she and her…



Education isn’t just for school, it’s for entrepreneurship and empowerment

Dorcas Apoore, Mastercard Foundation Scholar at CAMFED, member of the CAMFED Association, and founder of the non-profit organization Advocacy for Social Inclusion and Girls’ Education…


BlogCommunity ChampionsZambia

Together with a rural community, we built a school dorm to keep girls safe

CAMFED champion, Patrick Hayes, tells how his group of friends fundraised for CAMFED to build a dorm after traveling through Zambia taking photos and listening…


BlogEventsMultiple countries

I always tell my girls, you can achieve what other women have achieved in life

In light of Day of the African Child, Mercy Kansale - Teacher Mentor at a secondary school in Zomba district, Malawi - highlights CAMFED’s Teacher…


BlogPublicationsMultiple countries

Election season again — How our leaders can look to Africa for inspiration

With election season proceeding in Europe, Fiona Mavhinga - Executive Advisor for the CAMFED Association - reflects on what makes a good leader, arguing that…


BlogLearner GuidesMultiple countries

We need global action on girls’ education — and here’s what works

In light of Global Action Week for Education, a time when members of the public across the world come together to take targeted action for…


BlogGender EqualityMultiple countries

Fear doesn’t live here: Fighting inequality and marginalization in sub-Saharan Africa

Fiona Mavingha, Executive Advisor of the CAMFED Association speaks to Mary, a CAMFED Association leader from Tanzania who is fighting inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.


BlogChild MarriageMalawi

These adolescent girls don’t understand what is happening to their bodies

On 14 February 2017, we celebrated as the parliament in Malawi voted to amend the Constitution, making it illegal for children under the age of…


BlogCAMFED Association (CAMA)Ghana

Leadership is not about what you have, but it is about your ability to put a smile on someone’s face

Nimatu Siisu tells her journey of being supported by CAMFED to afford to stay in school to becoming a CAMFED Association leader and setting up…



I met my former high school teacher on an extraordinary day

When Lydia Wilbard, National Director of CAMFED Tanzania visited a school in Korogwe District to roll out CAMFED's Learner Guide program, she never expected to…



I’ve experienced how periods push girls out of school

Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED’s Executive Director - Africa, shares her experiences growing up in a very resource-poor area of rural Zimbabwe to highlight how period poverty…


BlogCAMFED Association (CAMA)Multiple countries

The young women bringing hope to Africa

Fiona Mavhinga, Executive Advisor for the CAMFED Association, reflects on 2016, a year of change, uncertainty and in many corners of the world, true suffering.…

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