Introducing Camfed as the TES Schools Awards 2017 charity partner
Camfed (The Campaign for Female Education) is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 28 million girls can’t afford to go to school. Poverty is the greatest barrier to accessing an education – girls are the first to be excluded, facing the risk of early marriage, early pregnancy and HIV/AIDS.
Investing in girls and women is a matter of justice. It is also the most cost effective way to improve the health and economies of entire nations, combat climate change, and break the cycle of poverty for good.
Camfed supports the most vulnerable children, selected by community committees, at primary and secondary school, and in the critical transition period after school. Graduates join our unique alumnae network, CAMA. This movement of more than 80,000 mentors and entrepreneurs is growing rural economics and supporting many more girls to access education. Since 1993, Camfed has directly supported over 1.6 million children through school, and improved the learning environments for 4 million children. In 2014, we committed to supporting an additional 1 million girls through secondary school by 2020. We’re over halfway there, but need your help to see us get there.
By supporting Camfed, you will help to transform the lives of girls and their communities, creating a movement of change makers across Africa. What’s more, for every girl you support, a CAMA member will go on to support 2-3 children through school, trebling your investment. Thank you for your support.