Every day, as CAMFED Association members, we:
Identify vulnerable girls for support
We are part of the community committees that select girls for school-going support from CAMFED, and help identify girls ‘invisible’ to school authorities — victims of child marriage or abuse, for example.
Support girls to go to school and learn with confidence
Each CAMFED Association member, on average, financially supports three more girls to go to school out of her own pocket, and offers social support and mentoring to many more.
Deliver life skills and well-being lessons
We volunteer in our local schools as Learner Guides – peer educators and role models, delivering the My Better World life skills and well-being program to improve school retention and learning outcomes. And we volunteer as Transition Guides to support graduates on the route to independence and leadership.
Advise, develop and innovate programs
Our experience, skills and expertise drives CAMFED’s program development and delivery. We are part of CAMFED’s Executive team, Boards and committees. Nothing about us without us!
Help develop our communities
We seize training opportunities in subjects like health, financial literacy, leadership, entrepreneurship, and climate-smart farming methods, and we cascade that expertise within our Association and to our wider communities.
Monitor CAMFED’s impact
We use technology to help monitor CAMFED’s programs, ensuring that girls receive their entitlements (their school uniforms, notebooks, pens and menstrual products, for example), and recording data like school attendance and performance.
Link families to schools and services
Because we come from the communities we serve, we are trusted by families and can provide a critical link between students, families, schools and services. We help establish groups of parents which in turn help build school infrastructure, monitor dorms, cook meals, and provide love and financial support to send more children to school.
Run businesses and create jobs
As business owners and entrepreneurs, we are working to break the cycle of poverty by providing for our extended families, financing our own further education, creating new jobs and opportunities, and supporting more children in school.