Support from steadfast partners like The ELMA Foundation has enabled members of our African Sisterhood, the CAMFED Association, to gain teaching qualifications, including in specialist Early Childhood Education (ECE). Now they are paying forward the benefits of education by supporting more vulnerable children in their communities. Once excluded from education by poverty, our sisters have become accomplished educators themselves.
Among those selected are CAMFED Association members who gained education experience as Learner Guides and Transition Guides, volunteering in their former schools to help children learn and thrive.
Zambia is affected by a chronic lack of teachers, which is particularly acute in rural areas. Our sisters are being hired in their own districts – directly addressing these rural shortages and increasing representation of young women teachers. They bring local knowledge, language, and commitment to their work, and are increasing the number of professional female role models for young women and girls.