Today, on World Teachers’ Day, digital education company TES Global announced that its staff have selected Camfed as its global charity partner.  

Camfed supports the education of girls and the leadership of young women in partnership with the school systems in sub-Saharan Africa. This new partnership will bring measurable impact to one of the most important Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education.

As part of TES Global, Smart Teachers has pledged support of girls’ education and the leadership of young women in Africa. We are supporting Camfed in its mission to improve the learning environment and outcomes for vulnerable children, support marginalised girls to go to school and succeed, and empower young women to step up as leaders of change.

Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser of TES Global, with Lucy Lake, CEO of Camfed, launching the new partnership.

“We are incredibly excited about this partnership,” says Camfed CEO Lucy Lake. “TES Global shares our mission to improve the quality of teaching and learning for children and young people. By tapping into each other’s expertise across learning content, training curricula, and teaching resources, and the passion and deep engagement of our staff, this partnership has the potential to leave a powerful legacy.

“By choosing to fundraise for and work with Camfed, TES Global staff are not only directly changing the narrative for so many excluded girls, they will also bring invaluable expertise to the table, supporting teachers and our alumnae leaders with new skills and resources, which will help to ensure that students stay in school and succeed.”

Rob Grimshaw, CEO of TES Global, adds, “I am delighted that TES staff voted to support Camfed. As a company we are passionate about supporting teaching and learning. Together we can genuinely improve the learning outcomes and life chances of some of the most marginalised young people in Africa.”

“The change is in the girls, the parents, and also the men and boys. It is what my father recognised, and what my male colleagues understand: when you educate a girl, you educate the whole community.”


Camfed’s latest blog by English and Swahili teacher Regina Ngereza in rural Tanzania celebrates the new partnership on World Teachers’ Day, and brings to life the work of Camfed-trained Teacher Mentors in sub-Saharan Africa.

Regina Ngereza describes the importance of emotional support networks for vulnerable girls at school, and her role in educating not just students, but parents and her community as a whole.  The first in her family to achieve a secondary education, Regina has seen a great change in her community, not just among girls and young women, but in the new respect afforded them by boys and men, who are working together to change the status quo.

Read Regina Ngereza’s blog:  ‘As a teacher, I can do something for my family, for my community, and for my nation as a whole’

Find out more about this partnership for girls’ education here, or click the link below to help us reach our target of raising £30,000 for Camfed. 


About TES Global

TES Global is a fast-growing and digital education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Its mission is simply to help teachers, schools and universities succeed. It is home to TES and the world’s largest online community of teachers, with over 8 million registered users, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.