Camfed International

Investing in young women's leadership and livelihoods to reduced child, early and forced marriage

Malawi, Zimbabwe
2011 - 2019

Since 1993, Camfed’s has delivered innovative education programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Their model sees girls’ education as the starting point for social change – partnering with communities to unlock the leadership potential of girls and women at the margins of society creates a multiplier effect like no other. HDF has partnered with Camfed in Malawi and Zimbabwe since 2011, initially providing support for bursary and scholarship schemes, and currently funding the establishment and expansion of the CAMA alumnae association as agents for change in Malawi.


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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

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