Oliver & Learn believes that learning benefits everyone. We believe that all children deserve an education. We promise to do our best to work with local communities, helping them provide the support that makes this happen.
Oliver & Learn is funded by OLIVER, a global integrated marketing agency. The foundation’s name is intrinsically linked to our passion for living and learning. Oliver & Learn has one mission: to alleviate poverty. We do this by supporting educational projects in disadvantaged communities around the world. Oliver & Learn also holds events to raise the profile of our projects and to raise funds.
Oliver & Learn believes in truly making a difference. We work with local communities to support their initiatives, improving education – and with it – lives.
Helping communities to help themselves is rewarding for everyone.
Make a difference
Each year, Oliver & Learn sponsors students from 11 schools in the rural Kianjai area of Kenya. We help to pay for school fees, books and uniforms – all of the vital things that keep these secondary students in school. Many of these students are orphans. Without this support, they would have to drop out of school and work in subsistence jobs to survive. School fees are only £135 per year, but to many, this is simply unaffordable.
Help Winifred set up her business
We’ve helped students like Winifred set up a business on graduating, by providing them with the tools of their trade. This donation of a sewing machine or plumbing equipment can make a huge difference, whether it’s to young people just starting out in their working lives, or to their family.
Help the community improve their farming techniques
The Kianjai region is subject to regular droughts. This has a disasterous impact on the local community. To improve drought resiliency, a community teaching farm is being developed. The farm will teach techniques for selecting and planting drought resistant crops and encourage the community to develop greater yeilding crops.