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Young Girls Struggling for Education in Africa

Fiona Muchembere grew up in rural Zimbabwe. Her parents were poor and couldn't read or write, but they wanted better for her. Muchembere went on to become a human rights lawyer.

She's now giving back as part of CAMFED — the Campaign for Female Education.

Many of the girls helped by CAMFED grew up like Fiona did; she told us about how her family always knew the value of an education.


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