Smiles Africa Charity was initiated as a grassroots project and founded by Kenyans and German Volunteers in 2016. While the German association Smiles Africa e.V. finances educational scholarships through fundraising, the Kenyan team supports the scholarship holders locally with a mentorship program. The close cooperation and constant communication between the two teams enables us to sustainably implement our approach of “Qualitative Education”.
The team of Smiles Africa e.V. has grown to a deeply committed group of students as well as young professionals, who actively engage in voluntary work. The Kenyan team members grew up in the Korogocho slum themselves and have been initiating and supporting various local social projects since their youth.