Educating the girl child

girl_child_educationJOHANNESBURG - International development organization, Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), and global law firm Linklaters, this week reiterated its commitment to educating the girl child in Zimbabwe among other countries.

Since 2007, Linklaters has been working with Camfed to study its governance model. More than 4,000 pro bono hours have been spent on the report alone, involving a team of more than 20 people from the firms New York and London offices. For its research, a Linklaters team visited schools in remote areas and government ministries in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi to interview girls, parents, teachers, government officials and village leaders to see how Camfeds model works in practice and how it is introduced in a new country (Malawi). The report includes powerful examples of Camfeds work, the organizations said in a joint statement from United States.

So impressed were the firm by the Camfed model, Linklaters has also given 200 000 to Camfed to enable 433 girls across Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi to receive their full four years of secondary school education.

Camfed was launched in 1993 with the mission to deliver girls education and the empowerment of young women as the route to lasting social change in sub-Saharan Africa. To date, more than 1 million children in five countries have benefited from its education programs. Its partner, Linklaters, advises the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments on its most important and challenging transactions and assignments.

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