School for Life
School for Life Foundation was founded by two university students in 2008 at the age of 21. After spending considerable periods of time in Africa, and specifically Kenya and Uganda, Annabelle Chauncy and David Everett decided to make their own contribution. They were moved by the lack of access to education in rural areas of Uganda and the number of children falling through the cracks of the education system.
Annabelle and Dave completed their university degrees while working hard to fundraise over $500,000, develop a partnership with Rotary, assemble a Board of Directors and gain a strong sponsor base in Australia. In addition, they have worked closely with the Ugandan government, Ministry of Education, authorities and local people to ensure the smooth implementation of the project.
Annabelle and Dave have teamed together because of their jointly held belief that education is a key factor in mobilising communities and inciting positive development in Uganda. While inspired to make a difference in the lives of impoverished people, the founders are realistic about the obstacles that they will face, and they are determined to achieve the goals they've set for themselves and the organisation, and, most importantly, ensure the project's sustainability.