Fans of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are raising funds for the CAMFED girl's education program in honour of the couple's 2020 Birthdays
Four Day's in to the #InspiredByMeghan fundraiser launched by Sussex Squad, the fan followers of Harry and Meghan, has already seen $40k raised. The fundraiser is in honour of Meghan and Harry's upcoming 2020 birthdays.
The funds raised between now and the end of the fund-raiser will be donated to CAMFED. The amount raised so far can fund 17 young women in sub-Saharan Africa while they complete a 1-year vocational training course.
|From CAMFED twitter account|
Per the CAMFED website Girls’ education has been described as the “silver bullet” in terms of what it can achieve to address child and maternal mortality, raise families out of poverty, accelerate economic development, and help communities deal with climate change. CAMFED’s model sees girls’ education as the starting point for social change.
Education is not freely available to everyone - and in many parts of the world girls are the first to be excluded from it. Girls are the first to drop out of school, and the first to be failed by the system, facing the perils of early marriage, early pregnancy, and abuse.
Poverty is the greatest barrier to accessing an education – overcoming this barrier by investing in girls and women is a proven way of improving the health and wealth of entire nations.
With access to education women can do amazing things: launch businesses, become health workers, run schools, and lead governments, making the world a better place for everyone.