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Do you believe education changes everything?

We believe that education changes everything. Every child, no matter where they are born, has the right to an education that equips them for life. Our target is to get 10,000 people to pledge their support to Lessons for Life’s aim to make access to quality education available to more children in Africa and beyond.

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Our areas of work

Children

Children are at the heart of what we do. The core of Lessons for Life's funding is spent on directly supporting the education of young people across Africa by covering the cost of school fees and other essentials.

Schools

Too many classrooms in 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.

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.

Betty's story

Betty, 15  lost both her parents when she was young and lived with her elder brothers and sisters. As she lived in a child headed household they didn't have any source of income so was unable to attend school. 

Lessons for Life through our partner Child Aid Uganda (CHAU) provided the money for her schools fees and materials so she could return to school.

"I study chemistry, English…Mathematics, Biology. I like science subjects – now I’m thinking to study to become a doctor.”

Lessons for Life's impact over the last 10 years

9,897

children given direct access to education

46,141

reached through school improvement and teacher training projects

31,574

family and community members reached

In 10 years, Lessons for Life has helped close to 10,000 children directly access education. To mark this occasion, our target is to get 10,000 people to pledge their support to Lessons for Life’s aim to make access to quality education available to more children in Africa and beyond.

We believe that education changes everything.