CAMFED is an organisation dedicated to empowering and supporting marginalised, vulnerable girls across sub-saharan Africa. Their model starts with revolutionising girls' education and helping them thrive as leaders, which in turn creates systemic change in rural communities as well as across Africa.

In rural areas across Africa often marred by child and maternal mortality, poverty, economic hardship and climate changes, girls’ education is a vital starting point to effect long lasting social change in these communities.

CAMFED’s vision? Education, protection, respect and value for every child in the world to turn the tide of poverty, tackle inequality and empower young women to become leaders of change. The charity has already supported almost 5 million children to go to school across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania, and aims to double this number in the next five years.

The CAMFED Association

One of the key projects at the charity is the CAMFED Association - a powerful movement of almost 200,000 African female leaders. What started over 20 years ago as young women passionate about effecting change has grown into one of the largest networks of its kind on the whole continent.

Members are brought together by determination, resilience and commitment to using their education to benefit others and break the cycle of poverty once and for all. Members of the association include social workers, doctors, lawyers and teachers who put themselves at the forefront of rallying support in the community and breaking down the barriers to female education.

How your donations can help

• £8 can provide a girl with sanitary wear for a year

• £30 can pay for the uniform a girl needs

• £120 can keep a girl in high school for a year

Extra ways to help

Besides supporting CAMFED through Savoo, there are so many ways you can get involved and take action for girls education in Africa. You can make a one-off donation via the CAMFED website or organise a fundraising activity like a garden party or sponsored run. Head to the ‘Get Involved’ section of the charity’s website to find out all the different ways you can show your support.


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