In some parts of rural Africa, 6 out of 10 girls become child brides. Locked in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness, they face grave risks: HIV/AIDS, domestic abuse, and even death during childbirth. Without education or employment, the future will remain locked for generations of girls. There is hope – school. By staying in school, a girl can avoid child marriage and pregnancy. CAMFED trains GirlGuardians — young women who were once at risk of becoming child brides themselves — to support girls in schools and in their communities, unlocking opportunities to escape poverty. Your support of these girls is needed now more than ever. Learn more.
Girls' education saves lives in so many ways
CAMFED Association member, nurse and entrepreneur, Ghana
CAMFED Association member and medical doctor, Ghana
CAMFED Association and trainee medical doctor, Zimbabwe
Together we are nourishing school communities, building climate-smart livelihoods, improving resilience to climate shocks, and leading the future of sustainable growth
CAMFED Association member & Agricultural Entrepreneur, Ghana
The protection and safeguarding of vulnerable young people is at the core of our model.
By Esnath Divasoni, CAMFED Association, Zimbabwe