On her way to lectures, Dorcas is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Camfed, currently studying Development Planning at university. Photo: Sarah Winfield/Camfed

Education isn’t just for school, it’s for entrepreneurship and empowerment

By DORCAS APOORE, Mastercard Foundation Scholar at CAMFED, member of the CAMFED Association, and founder of the non-profit organization Advocacy for Social Inclusion and Girls’ Education (ASIGE), Ghana.

It was a dream come true. I could hardly believe that I was going to fly for the first time. The night before we got on the plane, I couldn’t sleep for imagining how it would be. When I landed in South Africa, I was welcomed by the Baobab 2017 flyers and students from all over Africa who had also come to Johannesburg to attend the Mastercard Foundation Baobab Summit. On the theme of #GiveBack, this year we discussed tackling poverty through social inclusion, social entrepreneurship and collective action…

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CAMFED — Campaign for Female Education

CAMFED — Campaign for Female Education


We catalyze the power of the most vulnerable girls and young women to create the future they imagine — for themselves, for their communities, and for Africa.