Stichting4Life gives children in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya a chance for a better future. Our approach is not about giving money, but about giving opportunities. We give children the chance to go to school and eventually get a job. So that they can create a safe and healthy environment to change their own lives and those of their families.

We believe that all children deserve the chance to break the cycle of poverty. And you can help do just that!

Stichting4Life helps children in the Kibera slum get an education. We provide opportunities for a better future that the children themselves must seize. Education is not the goal, but the means to eventually get a job and build a life.

The concept is based on 4 pillars (see also Projects)

  • Kindergarten / primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Further education after secondary school
  • Support in finding a job

Breaking the cycle of poverty requires an integrated sustainable approach.

We offer opportunities to motivated children, but do not create dependency by giving money. We believe that we can only improve living conditions in the long term by investing in the children in Kenya. Investing in education alone is insufficient. If children live in poor sanitary conditions at home, do not get enough to eat, are not stimulated or are even mistreated or abused, schooling does not have the desired effect.

Education projects are only successful if the children have a stable home base. That is why we accompany the schools with a social worker. We also involve parents in the education and schooling of their children through information.

In total, the foundation supports over 1,400 people by 2023: children who attend school, teachers and other staff at the schools with paid jobs.


Stichting4Life supports children (and indirectly their families) in the slums of Kenya. The families belong to the poorest of the poor with a monthly income of up to € 20. These families are highly motivated and seize every opportunity with both hands. We give them these opportunities for a better future.

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Mahatma Gandhi


Children who go to school have the future! That is why we think it is important that as many children as possible in the Kibera slum can go to school. To this end, we have set up several initiatives.

Further education

After completing high school education, it is important that these children are able to continue learning. At university or at a vocational school, for example.

Secondary education

After completing elementary school, we offer students the opportunity to continue learning and move on to secondary education. Both for boys and girls.


Education is not the goal, but the means to help these children find a better future. A future with gainful employment that will help them break the cycle of poverty.

"Be the change. You want to see in the world."

Mahatma Gandhi


Noorddammerlaan 124
1187 AG Amstelveen

Stichting4Life is recognised as an ANBI (“Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling”, or organisation for public benefit), and meets the statutory requirements.

Name of organization according to statutes and Chamber of Commerce (30188682): Stichting4Life

Bank account: NL30 RABO 0142 6858 36
Bic code: RABONL2U
VAT number: NL 8127.78.728.B01


Chairman: Marcel Schenk
Treasurer: Nancy van der Lans
Secretary: Linda Janssen

The board members all work unpaid.

Report of activities

Stichting4Life reports quarterly to all sponsors, donors and all other interested parties via the ‘Newsflash Stichting4Life’. These are listed under the heading News.

Each year, Stichting4Life has its accountant prepare financial statements that account for the year’s expenses. Read past years’ annual reports here.

Policy plan

Every year Stichting4Life makes a policy plan for the year in question to let its volunteers, friends, sponsors and other interested parties know what the plans are for that year. Read the policy plan for 2022 here.