It all started with a volunteering trip that changed our lives. In 2011, we went to volunteer at a rural school in Kimilili, Kenya. The idea was to teach the children, but we quickly learned that those children would teach us what life is all about: sharing and caring for each other.
After a long 8 hour ride from Nairobi, we finally arrived at the “school”. It was barely a mud hut, with the walls falling apart, no toilets, electricity, water, nor learning materials! During the first teacher meeting we were told that the Ministry of Education wanted to close the school because of the precarious situation. A fact which we could not accept: after all, this school was looking after orphans and needy children that would otherwise not be able to attend school! We accepted the challenge to ensure that these children would not drop out of school! Many years later – and thanks to many volunteers and donors believing in our mission – we have transformed the school and the learning opportunities, achieving sustained successes for the education of those children.
School4Life supports the Sustainable Development Goals
Empower Future Generations
Education provides children with important knowledge and skills that can help them shape the future.
Build Stronger Communities
Through education, people can address social issues, participate in decision-making processes, and drive positive change.
Make a Lasting Impact
Your support can create a ripple effect, inspiring others to join the cause and make a collective difference.
Education can enable girls to break free from gender constraints and pursue their dreams.
Break the Cycle of Poverty
When children receive quality education, they acquire the tools they need to overcome the barriers that hold them back.
As of 2015, about 736 million people still lived on less than US$1.90 a day.
Over 90 million children under five are dangerously underweight.
There’s a 31-year gap between the countries with the shortest and longest life expectancies.
Children from the poorest households are up to four times more likely to be out of school than those of the richest households.
Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of people, an alarming figure that is projected to rise as temperatures do.
According to the International Labour Organization, more than 204 million people were unemployed in 2015.
More than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet, and 90 percent are from the developing world.
The rapid growth of cities has led to a boom in mega-cities, especially in the developing world, and slums are becoming a more significant feature of urban life.
The world is more interconnected than ever. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation.