This year, instead of gifts, friends and family please support my chosen charity by making a donation in my name!
Camfed provides comprehensive bursary support for the full duration of a girl’s secondary education. The scholarship covers everything from school fees, to uniforms, to shoes, books, pencils and bags.
1 way to make a donation is to donate online on:
Contact me for other ways to donate (eft and otherwise)
It costs US$335 a year to send one of these girls to school and my aim is to send at least 1 girl to school. Please support.
Here is why I am doing this!
1. Drop-out rate for schoolgirls in Zimbabwe is “alarming”
The majority of children out of school are orphans or children of ailing or subsistence farmers. It is for this reason that as an organisation we provide comprehensive and long-term bursaries to over 17 000 poor girls in 26 rural districts. It is not enough to meet some of the needs for these poorest children: the support has to be comprehensive providing the fees, levies, stationery, uniforms, sanitary ware and the uniforms. – Camfed Zimbabwe’s Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa
2. Education is key to ending child marriage
“There are no jobs, schools are often long distances from people’s homes, and so for many girls, there seems little option but to get married. Without education, they lack confidence or knowledge to make their own choices and so the vast majority end up married or with babies with little say in the matter. Their prospects seem bleak.” – Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director for Camfed Malawi and Zimbabwe
3. I hope to encourage you to do the same
This charity event will far outlive my birthday