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October 05, 2018

Help send African girls back to school through the Campaign for Female Education

type: Donation, Education, NGO
by: Yair Oded

Across Africa, girls often lack access to education. This is particularly true of girls who are pregnant, sick, or live in remote and deprived areas that have poor access to government services. Some governments, such as in Tanzania and Burundi, went as far as to forbid pregnant girls from taking classes, so as not to encourage pregnancy at a young age.

Many have openly objected the restrictions imposed on girls’ access to education across Africa. Campaign For Female Education (CAMFED) is a nonprofit organization which works to increase the access of African girls to secondary education. By forming connections with thousands of partner schools across thousands of rural and poor regions in various African countries, CAMFED have thus far facilitated the education of over a million African girls in Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana, and Zambia. Their work is funded, supported, and executed by donors from across the globe, well maintained communities of allies and volunteers, as well as a robust network of CAMFED alumnae.

CAMFED provide elaborate statistics, testimonies, and information regarding the long-term positive impact on the economy and society of increasing girls’ access to secondary education. Their method and work are constantly being reviewed and studied by research and interviews.Visit CAMFED’s website to learn more about their mission and work, make a donation, support their fundraising efforts, and get information about one of their events.