In Zimbabwe and Zambia, we partner with the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a pan-African movement supporting girls to go to school, learn, thrive and become independent and influential leaders in their communities and beyond.

Alongside supporting girls to go to school we’ve also been investing in CAMFED Learner Guides – grads who become mentors and role models to students at their local schools, and provide crucial social support to girls at risk of dropping out. We’re inspired every day by their work to end child marriage in their communities, keep girls in school, and support them to achieve their goals – as small business owners, health workers, teachers, and climate-smart agriculture experts, for example.

“The most important message is that girls’ exclusion from education is solvable. We can do something in this generation to make the world a better place. All the goals we have – improved income for families, gender equality, social justice, climate action – can be achieved through education. That’s the most important area to invest in.”

Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director, CAMFED International

Angeline Murimirwa


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CAMFED’s community-led programmes support vulnerable girls in more than 7,000 government schools across sub-Saharan Africa to learn, thrive and lead

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Its unique Sisterhood of leaders educated with CAMFED support – the CAMFED Association – is over 208,000-strong

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Each young woman in this powerful network supports at least three more girls to go to school with her own resources, multiplying donor investment

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Together with donor partners, CAMFED aims to educate another 5 million girls by 2025, and change the status quo for women and girls for good



MECCA M-POWER does not receive or collect any donations made on or via this website. All donations made are received directly by CAMFED to support girls education in sub-Saharan Africa.

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