providing basic services and educational support to
orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa

  • WLA funded scholarships for 33 high-achieving young women as Dottie Scholars this year, helping to put each of them through school.
  • WLA will fund the Leadership Institute, providing professional development to over 500 teachers across 20 schools in the slums of Nairobi.
  • School fees and education for over 400 students will be funded by WLA, for students in places like Nairobi and Oldonyonyokie.
  • WLA funded a build-out for Project Canaan Elementary School, creating a Musics/Arts room for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.
  • A donation of as little as $50 can purchase a school uniform and annual school fees for a primary school student.
  • A donation of as little as $50 can purchase a school uniform and annual school fees for a primary school student.

latest news

  • Meet Lanoi, a young woman empowered by the WLA


    Lanoi may be young, but she already has dreams of an education and career. However, the resources available to her and others young girls in Kenya are severely limited. From extreme poverty to sexual abuse, young women in this part of the world face potential hardships each day that stand in the way of a future that includes an education. Read more.

  • Meet the Dignitas Dottie Scholar Girls

    Academy in Swaziland

    A new group of girls have been selected as this year’s Dottie Scholars! Get to know a few of the accomplished young women WLA has granted high school scholarships to through Dignitas, an educational development organization and one of WLA’s partners. Help send more girls to school by donating today!

  • WLA is dedicated to helping a record number of children, teachers and schools in 2016.

    In 2016, WLA will provide support to over 20 schools in Kenya and Swaziland, impact the lives of over 7,000 students and more than 500 teachers.

  • WLA helps record number of children, teachers and schools in 2014

    Thanks to generous donations, WLA was able to increase our education support to children in need during 2014. We provided support to 35 schools in Kenya and Swaziland, touching the lives of over 11,700 students and more than 400 teachers.

  • Project Canaan Academy Kindergarten opened January 2015

    Academy in Swaziland

    The Kindergarten at Project Canaan Academy in Swaziland helps to provide the best educational resources available to the growing number of children living at Project Canaan with our partner Heart for Africa. The first class of a dozen students commenced on January 1, 2015. Special thanks to UPS for shipping a 40-ft. container from Knoxville, TN to Swaziland, filled with beautiful furniture and lots of school supplies purchased by WLA.

  • Help us refurnish a girls’ dorm in the village of Oldonyonyokie

    Oldonyonyokie dorm

    It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly three years since we finished our first project – to help keep 64 girls in school by furnishing a dorm so that they did not have to make the long trip to and from school. Now the beds, linens and school uniforms need to be replaced, and you can help us. For only $50, you can help buy a new uniform, underwear, shoes and linens. Click here to make a donation.