Girls excluded from education become women excluded from decision-making in every other sphere of life.
CAMFED’s programs tackle poverty and inequality by providing the financial and social support girls need to learn, thrive and lead. We see girls’ education as the route to systems change, not to mitigation of systems that keep failing the most marginalized.
We begin with an individual girl in rural Africa.
We’re answerable first and foremost to her. By looking at the world from her perspective, we work to dismantle the financial, structural and systemic barriers to her education and to living a healthy and fulfilling adult life as an independent, influential woman.
Our programs are designed, developed and refined with the young people we serve.
They are owned by our partner communities, and spearheaded by members of the CAMFED Association of women leaders educated with CAMFED support.
Deeply invested in the success of every girl in their communities, our women leaders and community champions use their own resources to reach out to many more girls, identifying those who are ‘invisible’ to local authorities.