It is impossible for us to achieve our goals without the support of people who believe in our programme. We want to thank the following sponsors for supporting us financially and otherwise.

If you feel inspired by our story and our programme and you want to become a sponsor, private or corporate, please contact us at: info@schoolingforlife.net. We would be happy to meet you and have a personal introduction.

Social Capital Foundation is a Dutch non-profit foundation of engaged philanthropists that aim to reduce global poverty and inequality in a sustainable manner through the creation of opportunities and to encourage self-reliance for individuals and communities in the broadest sense of the word. The foundation does so in cooperation with other organisations that pursue the same objectives.

SCF believes in the indomitable human spirit, that people when afforded the opportunity, will diligently employ creativity and resourcefulness in working to improve their lives and that of their families. Therefore, for SCF the most effective mean of reducing global poverty and inequality is through opportunity creation.

SCF engages with communities through carefully vetted, sustainable partner organizations in which it makes strategic investments of time and resources – striving to create long term impact through, well documented market- based solutions.”

Latoer Foundation stands for enabling education for anyone who wants it and creating the right circumstances for this education. A lot of children and young adults find themselves in situations that offer fewer prospect of a hopeful future. We want to help these children and grown-ups in deprived situations to provide a perspective on their future. We support charities that fit our vision and those who help to make our environment a better place. We support Schooling for Life, because of their well thought out vision and our feeling that Schooling for Life can give young people the opportunity to have a future.

Dutch based construction company BAM International and South African Stefanutti Stocks work together on a project that will contribute to the revitalisation of Sierra Leone: the new fuel jetty for Petrojetty / Oryx Energies’ Kissy terminal near Freetown, which will be completed by the end of 2015. In recent years the joint venture also realised a fuel unloading and layover facility for African Minerals in Pepel and has renovated an existing jetty for the same client.

‘We are very happy to leave something more behind than just the project’, says Project Manager Eric Jan Bergsma. ‘We appreciate Schooling for Life’s unique approach of teaching its students, preparing them for the job market and implementing employers’ needs into it. We hope that our donation of office supplies at the end of our job contributes to their great work to support young and talented Sierra Leonean youth in their education and self-development.’

Africell Sierra Leone started operations in 2005 and has grown to become the biggest network with 64% market share by end of 2014. Aside from the growth in the subscriber base, Africell Sierra Leone’s major success was in winning the hearts and minds of the people in record time and to become an inherent part of the Sierra Leonean society.
Africell is excited to be collaborating with Schooling for Life to give talented and motivated youths in Sierra Leone the tools to build a successful future.

Africell believes, without doubt, that a nation’s economic strength is ultimately a function of the quality of its Human Resource base and a major tool in building a high quality human resource is relevant quality education.
Numerous reports and statistical data continue to point to the drop in the quality of education in the country; this explains Africell’s excitement to be involved in projects like this to stimulate the drive for educational excellence and creativity among students.

Africell is supporting Schooling for Life by providing the space for the training to guarantee a stimulating learning environment for the students in the programme and the necessary media support to expand the outreach of the programme.

Stichting Autonomia

Stichting Autonomia sponsors projects that help children, adolescents, young adults and youth in general to a better future in which they can be self-reliant and are able to function as a proud and valuable participant in their society.

World Child Foundation Fund focuses on small-scale projects around the world that deal with the wellbeing of children and adolescents. These are projects mainly in the field of education and training, health, sports, entrepreneurship, microfinance and infrastructure. World Child Fund prefers projects where they can combine financial aid with the transfer of knowledge and experience.

Schooling for Life answers all these purposes: the project supports adolescents in the field of education and the support is provided through a combination of financial means and knowledge transfer: Sjierly will personally manage the project on site. For us, this was one of the decisive criteria to fund this project. But also the extensive research Sjierly has done, preceding her decision to move to Sierra Leone to start this project, was of great importance to us. We, therefore, happily decided to help Schooling for Life make this project a success.”

Improving the quality of life in the world. That is what MWH4impact wants to use its resources and talents for.
Since 2007, MWH4impact has been doing this by developing its own activities and setting up its own businesses. In addition, MWH4impact uses its capacity to support people who and organisations that are committed to social causes.

Anonymous donors

We have several foundations who support us and choose to remain anonymous.