Careers with impact.

Join us in our mission to empower

36,000 students through education by 2030.

Life-changing careers

So They Can is an international NGO on a mission to change the lives of students in East Africa through education. To achieve this, we know that we need smart, passionate team members who are aligned to our mission and values and really want to make a difference.

At the very core of So They Can is the belief that there is a deep connection between all human beings and that children, wherever they are born, should be given an equal chance in life to reach their potential.

We work passionately and relentlessly to provide some of the poorest children in Africa with opportunity through education. We do this because we believe that education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle and that every child matters.

If this sounds like a mission you want to be a part of, explore our career opportunities below.

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UK Board Members


So They Can is currently in the process of applying to become a UK registered charity, and is looking for passionate Board Members to join our UK Board to support our fundraising efforts. It is a hugely exciting time to become an active contributor to our mission in the UK. You will be part of one of six boards globally applying and developing governance and fundraising strategies to enable us to achieve our mission (Australia, NZ, US, Kenya, Tanzania and UK).

As a UK Trustee of So They Can, you will play a key role in the continued growth and essential work of the organisation, to allow it to achieve its aim of “Educate to Empower” through strategic fundraising initiatives. Your engagement will lead to immense satisfaction in knowing that you are participating in improving educational results for teachers, students and their communities in East Africa.

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Development Manager (USA-based role)


We are currently looking for a passionate, action-oriented team player to join our team as Development Manager (USA-based role).

This exciting opportunity has been developed to help us identify and build strategic partnerships with Corporates, Foundations, High Net Worth individuals in the USA, and grow our sponsorship to enable So They Can to deliver and expand our impact in East Africa.

The role will be responsible for reviewing and updating the development strategy to ensure it is fit-for-purpose in the USA, researching strategic partners, building relationships in order to acquire new partners and maintaining those relationships. Working closely with our international CEO, Marketing and Communications Manager, and Partnerships Manager in Australasia, the Development Manager will be a core part of the International So They Can team.

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About So They Can

So They Can is a non-governmental organisation committed to empowering the lives of children living in poverty through education.

Our mission is to provide quality education to children living in poverty through improved learning conditions, teacher training and development, and inclusive partnerships with the community and in-country governments.

Watch this video to learn more about So They Can and the impact of our work in Kenya and Tanzania.

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