Smiles Africa Charity was founded in 2016 as a grassroots project jointly initiated by Kenyans and German volunteers. While the German organization Smiles Africa e.V. finances educational scholarships through fundraising, the Kenyan team supports the scholarship holders on site with a mentorship program. Through the close cooperation and constant communication between the two teams, we are able to sustainably realize our approach of “Qualitative Education”.
The Smiles Africa e.V. association is made up of students and young professionals from various professional fields who volunteer their time to the association. The Kenyan team members themselves grew up in the Korogocho slum and have been involved in various local social projects since their youth.