Our Mission

Our first classroom was under a tree. Yvette set up a chalkboard and the kids came by the dozen. We have since gotten the majority of these children--none of whom had ever set foot inside a classroom or knew how to read or write--enrolled in school.

Increase access to education by identifying children who are not in school and working with their families to enroll them in school. We operate a primary school in Cameroon and are currently in the early stages of building an all-girls boarding school in Nigeria to serve the region's most vulnerable girls, providing them with a pathway to university to become agents of change in their communities.

End functional illiteracy within schools and communities through library development and student-centered teacher trainings.

Support student health and wellness by providing accurate health education, health fairs, and access to clean water, thereby eliminating the long walk to water that prevents many children from attending school.

Create economic stability for women and their families by offering microfinance opportunities to launch small businesses. This includes cultivating moringa, a fast-growing tree with highly nutritious leaves that provides a source of income to women as well as nutrients for their families.

Our vision: A world where every child has access to the education and health care he or she deserves.