Ann Cotton, who runs CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education), was an SSE student back in 1999. CAMFED has been doing amazing work on fighting poverty and AIDS in rural communities in Africa through educating girls since 1993. In that first year, it helped 32 girls. Last year, it supported almost 250,000 and its impact grows ever more substantial and significant.
The exciting news is that the Financial Times have chosen CAMFED for their seasonal appeal, which is a massive achievement for Ann and her team, and worthy recognition. You can visit the appeal site to donate or contribute yourself, or read more about CAMFED as the FT (subscription needed) writes about it over the coming weeks.