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Camfed's CAMA alumnae network joins the First Lady: “We are ready to lead the charge”

A pioneer among Camfed’s alumnae network, CAMA, joined First Lady Michelle Obama in London yesterday to discuss the advancement of girls’ education globally. Fiona Mavhinga shared her own struggle in the face of poverty to secure an education with Camfed’s support, and how CAMA was founded on turning that shared experience into empathy and action for the next generation of girls. Read her full remarks here.
The Day of the African Child also heralded the launch of the new Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, with which Camfed announced a new partnership to combine Camfed’s decades-long experience of investing in community-led girls’ education programs with the University’s high quality research.
The day’s events saw Camfed – and the young educated women in Africa leading this movement – at the forefront of the global drive to get girls into school. In Fiona’s words, “The education of girls is the force that makes all of our lives brilliant.”


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