CAMFED, Tanzania

CAMFED has been working to eradicate rural poverty and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa for almost 20 years already. The organisation concentrates its involvement on the education of girls and the empowerment of young women. The supported girls not only receive school fees and books – they are supported throughout the whole of their schooling, so that they can successfully complete their education and can look forward to a successful future. Over a million children in the poorest regions of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana and Tanzania have been supported by CAMFED to date. CAMFED is exemplary in its incorporation in the local community. The passing down of knowledge from one generation to the next is also very important to the organisation. Today, successful formerly supported school leavers cooperate in the programmes.

Involvement of the Roger Federer Foundation

The Roger Federer Foundation supports the efforts of CAMFED in the district of Kibaha, Tanzania, to increase the number of girls leaving secondary school with a diploma and to enable a good start to their professional lives. The programme was launched in 2008, and receives aid amounting to CHF 134,000. The three-year involvement has set itself the following goals:

  • 260 girls will be admitted to the secondary school and take the diploma by 2011
  • Provision of school fees, uniforms, shoes, school materials and sanitary supplies
  • Training of 40 managers for psycho-social aid
  • Holding community forums and the schooling of communities in the district of Kibaha in order to simplify children’s access to education
  • Enabling the establishment of rural businesses for 160 young women
  • Training of 90 young women as health activists
  • Organisation of workshops where secondary school pupils can discuss their problems and develop joint possible solutions


Tanzania Facts

38.2 Mio
Compulsory education
7-14 years
Enrolment ratio
primary 69%, secondary 30%
Illiteracy rate
50% of children under 5 are undernourished

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