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What We Do

Our Impact

When our founder, Dorothy, returned to her home village and witnessed the pains of her community, she took a step of faith to be a bridge to her community. Her hope for a better future of Optimum health for every community member drives us to create a lasting impact. Our model is community driven, holistic and sustainable, and so is the impact. Each day we work to create a lasting impact and to secure equity, justice and Optimum health for all. Our impact is possible because of many partners and supporters, like you.


Sawa Education programs focus on equipping children, youths and adults with a solid foundation that will forever empower them to be world changers and global leaders. We do this through our holistic and innovative education approaches. This includes a daily healthy diet, a low teacher to student ratio, girls and boys club, co-curricular activities, STEM, Computer skills, the Arts, spiritual development, social work support, mentorship and leadership development and much more.

Our Education Programs Include :

  • Sawa YouthHub is dedicated to empowering youths to gain skills that will enable them to end the cycle of poverty in their families and communities. We work to enhance the capacity of underserved youths, girls and young women. We create and mobilize opportunities that gives them equal access to the competitive digital age and market.

  • SomaSawa model aggressively intervenes at the right time to close the gaps in education before learners become unsuccessful. We identify the learners’ needs and match that need with the best innovation that can quickly close the gap for the learners.

  • LightHouse Academy was designed to provide Holistic Education to children left behind in learning, have no access to education services and the most vulnerable of the community. Girls make up 75% of the school population.

Economic Development

Sawa’s economic empowerment model partners with local families to break the cycle of poverty. We provide access to skill training, social enterprise training, social enterprise cooperatives, food security through agribusiness, health and insurance. 

Economically and spiritually empowered families and individuals can support themselves, their community and growing the economy of the whole region hence breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Do you want to invest in long-term solutions to poverty and enable the poor to transform their lives? Join Sawa Africa’s Solution to long-term poverty alleviation!


Community Health

Sawa Africa unlocks the potential of communities to advance their own holistic wellness. We are rooted in the communities we serve. The community members are at the center of finding solutions to their health challenges. Together we work to implement those solutions and break the cycle of disease, poverty and inequality.

How to get involved

No matter how you choose to get involved, when you’re a part of the Sawa Africa, the support of generous people like you empowers us to achieve our mission.



Our Impact

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

  • Kenro
  • rafiki
  • Lancaster
  • tsc
  • cultural
  • worship
  • York
  • episcopal
  • water
  • dovetail
  • ubuntu
  • miller
  • sda
  • global
  • ministry