We believe that investing in education is the single most effective way of giving young people the opportunity of a life without poverty. That's why our vision is for all students attending rural secondary schools across East Africa to receive a quality education. Each summer we invest hundreds of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of pounds in our partner schools to work towards this vision and ensure they can provide students with the best possible opportunities.
We're also proud to develop and stretch our UK volunteers, preparing them for careers in development, consulting, the public sector and beyond. Our vision is to give these volunteers an opportunity to push themselves, take on real responsibility and experience grassroots international development and charity management at its best.
EPAfrica invests in partner schools both financially and through hours of volunteer time. Our programmes are delivered by our highly-trained Project Workers working in collaboration with the management, teachers, students and communities of our partner schools. We don't teach. We invest.
We believe that delivering good education is not possible without basic resources such as books to read or equipment to carry out simple experiments. But a good school offers much more than just good resources, and we appreciate that a holistic approach is essential. As such, our Goals encompass initiatives as diverse as improving access to extra-curricular activities, setting up a newly stocked school library, or ensuring students have access to key health information. We draw on the knowledge and expertise of the school management, staff, students and the wider community to make sure that we focus on what is really needed and that our interventions are sustainable. We have five clearly defined Goals that set out what we strive to achieve: 1) Facilitating Learning, 2) Improving Health, 3) Supporting Student Welfare and Rights, 4) Realising Post-Secondary Opportunities and 5) Strenghtening School Organisation.