Mission: The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.
Results: In 2012, Camfed improved the educational status of over 2 million children and young people through a network of 4,743 schools.
Geographic areas served: Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Programs: Multiplying girls' educational opportunities: a program of educational support for girls and vulnerable boys operating in zimbabwe, zambia, ghana, tanzania and malawi. Support includes the provision of materials (uniforms, shoes, books, school fees) and the training of female teacher mentors in partner schools to provide psycho-social support, resulting in increased enrollment and retention of girls in school, a more child-friendly class environment, and improved child protection.
enabling educated women to lead change: camfed's alumni network, cama, provides support to young rural women in zimbabwe, zambia, ghana, malawi and tanzania through training in business, financial literacy, technology, leadership and health skills to enable them to support themselves and become leaders in their rural communities and countries, including supporting other children through school.
advocacy: camfed participated in national and international level forums on girls' education, governance and child protection to share best practices and advocate for greater investment in girls' education and young women's empowerment in africa. This advocacy also included the use of film and other communications technology.
research and development: building the evidence base for the camfed model of advancing girls' education, young women's leadership and community empowerment, and sharing camfed's network of partnerships with ministries of education in africa, foundations, corporations, individuals and academic institutions.
Camfed USA is an organization that helps African girls receive an education. Education is key to stopping the spread of disease such as HIV/AIDS and discontinuing the horrible cycle of poverty. Education gives people hope for a better future, and the skills they need to make dreams into reality. Highly rated by Charity Navigator, your donation is used correctly. You can choose to donate to a specific fund such as elementary education, secondary education, business training, etc. or a general fund where need is the greatest. They have inspiring stories on their website about the girls who have benefitted from Camfed's work and your donations. It's incredibly moving and it inspires me to spread the word about this wonderful organization.