CAMFED International

CAMFED International

Charity information

CAMFED International

Camfed is an international non-profit organisation tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. Educating girls is widely recognised as the single most powerful weapon in the fight against poverty & HIV/AIDS. Since 1993, Camfed’s innovative education programmes in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have directly supported over 1. 6 million students to attend primary and secondary school, and over 4 million children have benefited from an improved learning environment.

    Camfed is a world-recognised and respected leader in the field of girls’ education in Africa, using a community-based, holistic approach to bring about change. The girls we support are selected by the community as being the most in need. We don’t just provide her with books or school fees. We help her throughout her development, from her primary school years until adulthood. Our package allows her to get into school, do well academically, and maximize the value of her education after graduation.

    When you educate a girl, everything changes.

    Visit our website for more information.

  • Aims

    CAMFED International aims to:

    • To send 1 million more girls to school by 2020
  • Overview

    Established: January 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1029161

    Phone number: 01223 221 063

    Address: Camfed International St Giles Court 24 Castle Street Cambridge CB3 0AJ

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