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Children

All children deserve an education. Our work gives children in some of the toughest parts of sub Saharan Africa the support they need to be able to learn and develop.

We Believe Education Changes Everything

Our support directly helps vulnerable children from pre-primary to university by covering the cost of fees, uniforms, books, stationery and hygiene kits. What we provide can really make the difference between a child staying in school or dropping out. It really does make a difference.

In the majority of the Sub Saharan countries we work in, secondary schools are not free to attend. Not only do we directly cover school fees but we also focus heavily on teacher training as we really believe that from this training, kids will learn invaluable lessons they will hold dear for life.

Germaine's Story

Germaine lives in Rwanda. She struggled with school due to her parents being unable to pay her fees and afford the correct materials to complete her education. This prevented her from being able to sit her school exams and affected both her academic performance and confidence.

Then through our partner Uyisenga N'Manz (UNM) Lessons for Life were able to support Germaine to return to school by providing school fees, materials and uniform. Thanks to Lessons for Life and UNM, Germaine is finally working towards her dreams of becoming a reporter.

Explore our other work

Communities

Life outside the classroom has a huge impact on a child’s chance of success. To facilitate that success, we continuously work with both families and communities so they can in turn support a child’s education

Schools

Too many classrooms in sub- Saharan Africa are not fit for purpose. By supporting teacher training and by ensuring schools are fit for purpose we’re able to allow teachers to do exactly what they do best – teach.