2020 challenged all of us in unforeseen ways.

But with your unwavering support, and the unstoppable determination of our CAMFED Association of women leaders, we’ve been working tirelessly to keep girls safe and learning, and support young women to become independent and influential.  With millions more girls now at risk of never returning to school, this work has never been more important. 

Here are just a few of the many moments that lit the darkness in 2020.  No matter how small or large the part YOU played – thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We know, because we have lived it:  Together We Can!


CAMFED Association: Keeping girls in school

Members of the CAMFED Association of women leaders educated with CAMFED support are at the forefront of CAMFED’s programs. They use their lived experience of poverty and exclusion to make sure this generation of girls in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe get access to school, learn when they get there, thrive in and beyond school, and can unite with their communities lead lasting, positive change.

Gender equity starts with girls’ education.

Our 2020 Highlights



Nick Kristof Selects CAMFED as Grand Prize Winner of his Holiday Impact Prize

New York Times Op Ed columnist Nick Kristof selects CAMFED as Holiday Impact Prize Grand Prize Winner.



Yidan Prize for Education Development awarded to CAMFED Co-Executives

CAMFED’s Co-Executives are honored with the 2020 Yidan Prize for Education Development



Harry and Meghan match fans’ donations to mark their birthdays

Harry and Meghan match an extraordinary global fundraiser to ‘celebrate what really matters’.



Angie Murimirwa’s TED Talk: Revolutionizing education through social interest

In her TED talk, CAMFED’s Angie Murimirwa explores the social interest revolution



Senior Chief Nkula launches our climate-smart demonstration farm in Chinsali, Zambia

Senior Chief Nkula launches our climate-smart demonstration farm in Chinsali, Zambia.



Action for and by young women highlighted at UNGEI’s #EducateForEquality Forum

We take feminist action for climate justice at UNGEI’s #EducateForEquality Forum.


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CAMFED Chair appointed CMG in The Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours

CAMFED International Chair, Miranda Curtis, is appointed CMG in The Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours.



Africa Youth Day 2020: Vee Kativhu with Linda Bhebhe and Natasha Mabuza

Vee Kativhu joins forces with CAMFED Association leaders for Africa Youth Day.



BBC World Service features CAMFED Association COVID activism

The BBC features our women leaders’ community action against Coronavirus.


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Cambridge University researchers: We need to prioritize education of marginalized girls

Cambridge researchers reveal the ‘hidden value’ of focusing on the most marginalized.



International Day of the Girl 2020

Fanny cherishes education as a lifetime companion on International Day of the Girl.



African women leading community action for vulnerable girls

CAMFED Association members lead COVID-19 action in their communities.

Thank you to our generous recent donors

Together we are breaking the cycle of poverty


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Jonathan Brody $40

Bonne Mogulescu $150

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Lizbeth Garcia $10

Niall Doherty $370

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John Benson £20

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Greta Bonnaud £630

Benj Schneider £1600

Martha King $1000

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