The power of communities
CAMFED partners with thousands of schools, communities and education authorities across rural (and some peri-urban) districts in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe to tackle the multiple barriers to marginalized girls’ school access, retention, progression, completion, and transition.
Our grassroots-led approach sees communities take responsibility for the welfare and success of their most vulnerable girls, matching international donor contributions with resources generated locally, ensuring that girls have the necessary wraparound support to attend and thrive in school.
Community Champions include teachers, parents, traditional leaders and local officials — education officers, social workers, and magistrates working to end child marriage, for example. They work hand-in-hand with members of the CAMFED Association of women leaders, and are supported by CAMFED Operations.
CAMFED Champions take on many roles, including serving on the committees that select girls for school-going support: