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The Sussexes Match $130,000 Donation to Girls’ Education Group on Prince Harry’s Birthday

Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Photo by ComposedPix/Shutterstock.com)

 (Photo by ComposedPix/Shutterstock.com)

Prince Harry turned 36 this week and he’s celebrating in true Sussex style.

Together with the Duchess of Sussex, the Duke has made a generous donation to CAMFED, a non-profit organisation working to eradicate poverty by educating girls and young women in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi.

 

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According to a post from CAMFED, they gave $130,000 to match the amount fundraised by “the Sussex Squad” who are some of the couple’s biggest fans around the world and have been organising fundraisers to honour the pair.

Since this particular fundraising launch in July, the Sussex Squad’s managed to raise close to $70,000 for Meghan’s birthday which was on August 4 and an additional $60,000 for Harry’s birthday on September 15.

Add to that the Sussexes’ donation and the total of $259,926 is “enough to support 113 African women through a whole year of technical and vocational training.”

“No better way to celebrate what really matters,” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say in a joint statement.

“Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have close ties with the organisation, often taking part in speaking engagements to raise awareness about CAMFED’s work and attending events in Malawi.

 

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One last thing from me, Fati 😊 This video is from last time I saw Prince Harry (and Duchess Meghan on Skype) at a Teacher Training college in Lilongwe. Did I tell you I’m training to be a teacher? I’m so happy that more of my CAMFED Association (CAMA) sisters will get their opportunity to complete training, start businesses or find jobs, and support their communities, starting with other girls & young women. In the video we are singing “CAMA show yourself! I show I show… – what you are seeing is CAMA – we are hard workers, we are role models – see us today!” Thank you for seeing our potential. We 💕 you! -Fati #inspiredbyharry #inspiredbymeghan #inspire #education

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Fati, who works for the organisation as a mentor, shared a video on Instagram thanking Prince Harry for his many years of support:

“You and I met twice in Lusaka and Lilongwe…..We talked about the importance of educating girls and supporting young women beyond the classroom to become independent and influential.”

 

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She continues by describing the challenges many young girls are facing today and how CAMFED is working to support them:

“It is a difficult time here in Malawi as many families face hunger and some consider early marriages as a way to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. As CAMFED Association members, we are running up and down to stop this practice by mentoring girls and supporting families.”

Prince Harry also received a number of birthday wishes online including one from big brother Prince William who shared this fun photo of the pair:

 

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Wishing a very happy birthday to Prince Harry today! 🎂🎈

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