School for Life has been built on the joint principles of capacity development and community empowerment. This means we provide a hand-up not a hand-out.

We believe in the transformative impact of education and we aim to provide a high-quality education to those who need it most, so they can develop themselves and change the communities where they live.

MISSION: empowering developing communities to become sustainable through quality education and related community activities. children are at the heart of everything we do.


  • Build and operate schools that are aligned with the needs of the community.

  • Encourage and enable productive and sustainable community-based economic development, to reduce the reliance on hand-outs.

  • Promote and advocate the benefits of investing in education.

We value empowerment, collaboration and accountability. We are passionate and we aim to be responsive and effective in everything we do.

Four Strategic pillars for 2019 – 2024:

sustainability and scalability of the school for life model

Establishing a model to deliver education and related services in developing communities which is efficient, effective and self-sustaining and able to be replicated in communities beyond Uganda.

Quality education

Providing education to children in developing communities which optimises their capabilities and equips them to live as productive and independent adults in their communities.

organisational financial sustainability

Establishing a financial base for the organisation which secures its ongoing existence.

organisational structure and governance

Establishing structures, systems, policies and procedures to support efficient, effective and compliant operations at the Board and the management levels in both Australia and Uganda.

Read more about what keeps us focused. Click here to view and download a copy of our Annual Report.