How We Are Different

There are hundreds of organizations working in Africa on a number of critical issues, and it can be hard to figure out which ones to become involved in. Here are a few reasons that So Others May Learn is unique:


From start to finish, we can tell you where every penny you donate is. Our talented team of coordinators in every country in which we work ensure that funds are being managed correctly and that all of our students have what they need to succeed in school. 

Zero Overhead:

Unlike many organizations, So Others May Learn does not have any overhead costs. Our publicity, printing and administration fees costs are all covered by companies who donate their goods and their expertise, and by volunteers who generously donate their time to our efforts.This means that the money that you donate will not go to cover organizational or administrative fees. You can rest assured that 100% of whatever you donate will be going to a child’s education.

Pay It Forward:

We believe that the sustainability of education in the communites we work  comes from within, and relies on the support and investment from our scholarship students. Therefore, we ask that each student, upon completion of their scholarship, commits to either sponsoring or mentoring a young, promising student in their community. 

Going Where Others Do Not:

We believe that countries that are politically and economically unstable have the greatest need for an educated populace. This is why we do not hesitate to work in Zimbabwe and countries that other organizations might shy away from; we have the resources and personnel on the ground to operate safely and effectively. 

Did you know that in
sub-Saharan Africa
only 1 in 4 children who are of secondary school age actually attend school?