Organization Name: Dignitas

Focus Area: Growing Learners / Adult Learners
Region: Africa
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2020
Dignitas is a leading education development organization. Their innovative training and coaching approach empowers schools and educators in marginalized communities to transform students’ opportunities. They imagine a world where schools are a vibrant place for all children to develop the skills and strength of character to thrive and succeed.

Why We Invested

Dignitas is equipping and empowering educators, primarily school leaders, in marginalized communities to transform opportunities for the next generation. To date, Dignitas has partnered with over 300 schools, more than 1,500 school leaders and teachers and impacted learning of more than 87,000 children across seven counties in Kenya and in South Sudan. We are thrilled to support Dignitas as they look to deepen and scale their leadership and teacher training program. Furthermore, during COVID-19, we are encouraged by the newly designed and initiated Leaders of Learning Program running in two urban informal settlements where leaders and teachers are supporting 2,400 households toward improved learning and well-being.

Every child deserves an excellent education! That’s why Dignitas exists – so that every child, and especially those typically left behind, has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Imagine how different our communities would look if every child could thrive! When I visit Dignitas partner schools, I always meet children who are working so hard towards a brighter future; they deserve schools, teachers and leaders equipped to deliver the best possible quality of education, and that’s where Dignitas comes in.
Deborah Kimathi, Executive Director, Dignitas