Investing in education to unlock potential, fight poverty and create opportunity

We partner with rural school communities in East Africa to improve the quality of secondary education. Investments of time and money support schools to sustainably improve the educational opportunites for their students. In the UK we enable talented young people to experience grassroots international development and provide them with the knowledge and skills to become powerful and effective advocates for change.


The participation, expertise, guidance and friendship of the schools 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.


Sending volunteers as well as funds enables us to respond to each schools’ circumstances to develop a holistic and bespoke programme of investment. Projects might include the provision of learning resources and development of facilities, or less tangible initiatives like promoting hygiene awareness and developing school strategy.


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 young people for young people. Our voluneer model creates opportunities for personal and professional development for young people in the UK.

Whether you’re a university student or working full time, we have positions to suit everyone.

Support our work by donating directly or organising a fundraising event.

Schools in Kisii, Kakamega and Mbarara are welcome to apply to partner with us

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