Categorized as: About us, Africa, Education, Grantee, Our Partners, Stories, Storytelling, Youth & Tagged as: Dreams, Family, John Medo, Scholarship, The School Fund, Tragic death, Tribute on April 2, 2016.
Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa,
Akilah Institute for Women,
Asante Africa Foundation,
Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania.
By Suzanne Skees John’s brother Eli says: “We don’t want to say goodbye. He was a dream boy–one of our most shining stars disappearing–as simple as that.” This week, my dear young friend John Medo, the inspiration for and first...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Caribbean, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Latin America, Our Partners, Poverty Alleviation, Stories, Storytelling, Youth & Tagged as: 2015, Akilah Institute, Best stories, Grameen Foundation, Hope 4 Honduran Children, Teach for Haiti, The School Fund on December 30, 2015.
Photo courtesy of Educate Lanka. Editor’s Note: 2015 was a wonderful year for Skees Family Foundation–full of amazing storytelling and social change. Our grantee partners continue to inspire and impress us with their dedication and innovative programming....Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Education, Our Partners, Stories, Youth & Tagged as: Kenya, Rural education, The School Fund on November 14, 2015.
The School Fund.
By Laura D’Asaro, Cofounder and V.P. of Wema Children’s Centre, for The School Fund I am at a public school in Kenya. In a tiny room sit 200 first graders, cross-legged on the floor. Shouting above the noise from the classroom next door penetrating the thin...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Grantmaking strategy, Job Creation, Latin America, Our Partners, Pacific Islands, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories, Storytelling, U.S., Youth & Tagged as: 2015 grantees, Age Africa, Agora Partnerships, AID Tanzania, Akilah Institute, Anseye Pou Ayiti, Batonga, Destiny Foundation, Educate Lanka, Family, Global Press Institute, Grantmaking, Hope 4 Honduran Children, JAAGO Foundation, Kiretono Resource Center, Medha, The School Fund, Upaya Social Ventures on September 19, 2015.
By Suzanne Skees for Skees Family Foundation We laughingly call SFF “the world’s tiniest foundation with the mightiest ambition” to end poverty worldwide, in our lifetime. How? As Steve Jobs put it, “We have gone to exceptional lengths...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Job Creation, Latin America, Middle East, MY JOB book and community, Our Partners, Pacific Islands, Poverty Alleviation, Stories, Storytelling & Tagged as: Book project, California, Colorado, Fundraiser, Google, Korea, Maui, My Internet Scout, OneSquareWorld, Suzanne Skees, The School Fund, Third Plateau, Thriive, Vietnam, VoType, Zambia on February 21, 2015.
Editor’s Note: Our family and foundation team are thrilled to announce the launch of our book project. Here, we disclose the what, why, who, when, and how of MY JOB. While you clock in each day to a job you may love or hate, our director, Suzanne, along with a...Read more