Our Why

We are brilliant at designing , mobilising and teaching leadership, soft skills and entrepreneurship programs. We spend our days iterating on how to interrupt the current education system and better equip the upcoming generation with 21st century skills. Because we are non-donor dependant, we charge fees on a sliding scale basis ( no fee to market rates) based on a resources scorecard. Needs, Measurement, Sustainable outcomes and Impact are critical to our analysis.

Our Projects

Our core work is mobilising our leadership, 21st century skills and entrepreneurship curriculums. Over 25,000 youths have benefitted from our programs to date in the Middle East and the Caribbean. In addition, we pilot projects that feed into our outcomes and impacts based on a needs analysis and our own curiosity.

March 7, 2017

Time Out Program- 2017

August 31, 2015

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp- 2015

July 18, 2014

UNDP Grant- 2014

December 7, 2013

Social Enterprise Hive – 2013

October 7, 2012

Teacher Training- 2012

July 7, 2012

Running of the Goats- 2012

December 7, 2011

Youth Jail Art Projects- 2011

December 30, 2010

110 libraries- 2010

Hello Lovely Human

I am Sallyann, Lead Tree Shaker at the Foundation

I started this Foundation in August 2010 with a small inheritance from my dad. The issue of leadership, awakening one’s potential and exploring the length and breadth of why we are here is a very personal one to me. I spent the first 1/4  of my life being everyone’s version of who I should be.  I was a lawyer, sat on all the right boards, lived in the right house etc. but I was living an inauthentic life.

Thankfully I was forced to find my courage and start over. This time I am doing it following my own intuition in my natural areas of strength and passion. Throughout my transition into who I am becoming,  I have kept asking these questions

  • What would happen if during the formative years of 9-12, we were given the leadership development, soft skills and an  entrepreneurial mindset we need to thrive regardless of our education and life circumstance?
  • What if adult who had lost their way as I did could get back to that 9-12 year old playful, creative and fearless mindset, would they be able to re-design their lives and still each their potential?
  • What if by doing this work of the Foundation as a transparent experiment/case-study I am able to re-define the way and in what we educate future generations.

The Foundation’s work in the Middle East and the Caribbean is my attempt, with the help of  hundreds of invaluable teachers of the Foundation programs, to answers these questions.

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