In 2011, the Lessons for Life Foundation exceeded its target to provide educational support to 5,000 African children orphaned by AIDS. Sub-Saharan Africa is more heavily affected by HIV and AIDS than any other region of the world.
This situation is expected to worsen as a result of insufficient access to services. The Foundation provides school fees, uniforms, shoes and materials for primary and secondary school children as well as support to ensure their wellbeing.
Through the Foundation's vital support, children like Edith (as seen in the video above) in Kenya are being given a second chance. Edith was the caregiver for her mother for many years, until her mother passed away in 2010. Working alongside a local community organization, the Lessons for Life Foundation not only provided education, but also food and other support to Edith and her family, enabling her to retake her exams in November 2011.
Edith's dream is to become an accountant. "Without the support from the Lessons for Life Foundation, I would not have the chance to go get an education at all," she says.
Since 2008, the Lessons for Life Foundation has committed €5 million to enable over 5,200 children across seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa to access education.