The Clara Lionel Foundation announced a new partnership with the international nonprofit, The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), and the bike sharing platform, ofo, to fund scholarships to send 7,500 girls to secondary school in Malawi. This partnership will support students through school and help transition them into employment and lives as entrepreneurs and community leaders.
The partnership was announced at this year’s Diamond Ball, where CLF recognized global education trailblazer, Angeline Murimirwa as the recipient of the 2017 Diamond Ball Award. Murimirwa is the Regional Executive Director for Camfed’s programs in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana and Malawi and co-founded the nonprofit’s 100,000 member alumnae association.
"I accept this award on behalf of 100,000 Camfed Alumnae members. Young women who, like me, without
Camfed’s financial support would never have had the chance to go to school. They are my sisters and together we are educating the next generation, shared Murimirwa as she accepted the award at Diamond Ball. Just this month, the alumnae association (CAMA) that Angeline helped build celebrated its 100,000th member, spanning five countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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