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Campaign for Female Education (Camfed)
Girls' education: the greatest hope for ending poverty?
The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) is dedicated to fighting poverty and HIV/AIDS in rural communities in Africa by educating girls and investing in economic and leadership opportunities for them once they leave school. Camfed began in 1993 by supporting 32 girls in rural Zimbabwe. In 2007, more than 408,000 children in some of the poorest regions of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana and Tanzania benefited from Camfed's education program.
When world leaders agreed on the Millennium Development Goals, they recognised that educating girls is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of poverty and disease in the developing world. Last year, the young women Camfed supported through school, in partnership with their communities, in turn helped more than 47,000 children to secure an education, setting the next generation on the path to success.
To find out more about Camfed’s ground-breaking work in the field of girls’ education and women’s empowerment, visit www.camfed.org.