Investing in opportunities for young people

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Education Transforms Lives

We work with rural communities in East Africa to improve the quality of secondary education. Our investments empower schools to provide a quality education for their young people. We enable talented university students in the UK to experience grassroots international development and provide them with the awareness, knowledge and skills to become leaders of the future.

Working in Partnership

We work in direct partnership with rural secondary schools, investing in each school to build its capacity for delivering sustainable, quality education. Partnership lies at the heart of how we work and the expertise, guidance and friendship of the school communities we work with is vital for success. We commit to work with each school for at least two years and collaborate to sustainably invest resources and share ideas so that together we can improve access to educational opportunities.

Investing time and money

Each year we make investments of time and money in our partner schools, improving facilities and sharing ideas, knowledge and skills. Sending volunteers as well as funds enables us to develop a holistic and bespoke programme of investment, tailored to the schools unique context, ambitions and needs. Projects might include equipping schools with key resources such as text books, science equipment and infrastructure, or less tangible initiatives like raising awareness of health issues and developing school strategy.


Opportunities for young people

Education raises income, improves health, promotes gender equality, and reduces poverty. As well as enhancing educational opportunities for students in East Africa, we offer exciting, challenging and rewarding personal development opportunities to our volunteers. EPAfrica is a volunteer-led charity, run by ex-Project Workers who continue to be inspired and motivated to improve education for young people in East Africa, to engage with our partners and to learn and grow in the process.


We are looking for enthusiastic, resilient young people to spend ten weeks working in partnership with rural East African secondary schools next summer, designing and delivering tailored investment programmes. We focus on creating sustainable change by investing in educational resources and developing initiatives to improve students’ opportunities, welfare and health.