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About Lessons for Life

Lessons for Life funds education projects in Africa and we believe that education changes everything. Every child deserves an education that equips them for life.

Education Changes Everything

Our work and our partners

We find, fund and partner with outstanding local organisations, who carry out vital work on the ground in Africa. We focus on three main areas - Children, Schools, Communities.

Our corporate heroes

Our work would not be possible without the help of our corporate supporters who help us to do more and aim higher. We are actively seeking to form new partnerships with businesses and organisations to help us to impact more childrens' lives. Could your team be the ones to help us reach more children in Africa? Find out more here.

The Liberty Global connection

Lessons for Life was established in 2007 by the late Shane O'Neill, Chief Strategy Officer of our founding corporate partner, Liberty Global. During his travels in Africa, Shane met children from disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom had been forced to become full-time carers for younger siblings and seriously ill family members. Shane’s vision was to improve the circumstances of these vulnerable children through education.

Ten years on, Liberty Global continues to champion our work. In fact, it’s thanks to their ongoing support that the bulk of the money we raise can go directly to the programmes and partners we support.