The mission of S4Si is to create educational opportunities for high-achieving students in the developing world, with the belief that education is essential to community leadership and a country’s development. We are a university-based, nonprofit organization that provides these opportunities through collaboration with the local communities of our Scholars.
S4Si is founded on the idea that access to education is transformative. Since our founding in 1995, we have worked to identify outstanding students who have demonstrated academic excellence and great leadership potential, but who, for reasons of poverty and hardship, would not be able to continue on to secondary school or university. We believe that an investment in these students’ education will set them on a path to success in which they can realize their full potential as change agents in their communities. Over the last 13 years we have funded the education of dozens of students who have gone on to great success in such fields as medicine and law.