Young People.
Changing the World.
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All We Are is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping others help themselves through sustainable overseas development programs. We are a group of young leaders creatively leveraging our expertise in engineering and development projects to improve the quality of life for people in developing nations.

Empowering Students With Solar Power


50 Schools In 10 Years

Why Solar?

Off-grid schools limit the next generation's potential. In Africa, solar power is the answer. Through our sustainable program, costs go down by up to 80%, and student performance improves as much as 22% in a year.

Powerful Results

Hear it from our schools

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Unlit schools mean untapped potential.  Help us build a sustainable solar program and change the future for thousands of children.


100% to the cause
Your donation supports charity, not office supplies

Projects are locally supported and built to last

We believe no one is too young to make a difference

From the chalkboard

How an Email Typo Lead to an 8 Year Old Charity

July 14, 2017

  As All We Are celebrates a birthday today and with my 25th Birthday only a few weeks away, I have enjoyed reflecting on the humble beginnings of our organization. In fact, I filtered through old emails and found the conversation eight years ago that started it all. With how saturated our news outlets currently are,…


A Leadership Journey: Spotlight on Nambuli Rogers

June 9, 2017

  We at All We Are are continually inspired by the people we meet through our projects and trips to Uganda. Passionate teachers and headmasters make an incredible impact on their students, fellow teachers, and communities. They also help further the success of our sustainable development programs at their schools. For the past two years,…


Di Maria’s Journey

July 6, 2016

This is Di Maria. His real name is Asaba Ivan, and earned his nickname after the famous Argentinian soccer player Ángel Di Maria through his standout talent. He is 15 years old and has recently graduated from ABC Divine Primary School, an AWA school in Mutundwe, Uganda. He now attends Kibili Secondary School—locally known as…


2016 All We Are Cup

May 3, 2016

On Monday, January 25, 2016 we held our second annual All We Are Cup in Kampala, Uganda. Over 400 lbs of equipment was distributed to the 9 schools who participated, which included 53 pairs of cleats, 45 balls, and 180 full kits (jerseys, shorts and socks). Check out recap video below! Congratulations to ABC Divine for…


Why Does Solar Matter?

June 16, 2015

  If you follow All We Are, you’ve probably heard of our solar program, Solarize Uganda Now (SUN). Our goal with SUN is to bring solar energy to 50 schools over the next 10 years, providing a cheap and clean light source for thousands of African students. So that sounds great, but maybe you’re still…


5 Lessons on How to Run a Nonprofit

June 3, 2015

Have you ever been the new kid on the block? That’s how I felt when I stepped into a role at All We Are, first as a project engineer and now as fundraising director.  By simply getting started two years ago, I have learned a lot about nonprofit work and myself. I’m happy that I…


Risk it or Regret it: Life Advice from a Century of Living

May 21, 2015

What would you do if you could do it over again? Imagine answering that question after living nearly a century of life. What would you say? What did you do right, and what do you wish you could have a second chance at? Last week at church, my pastor talked about a sermon given by well-known…


Nonprofit Challenge: The Logistics of Transporting Aid to Developing Countries

May 13, 2015

All We Are’s mission is to positively impact the lives of individuals in developing countries, specifically focusing on bringing aid to Africa. As is the case with any worthwhile goal, we face several obstacles when it comes to providing help to these places. One of the biggest obstacles we face is the logistics and transportation…


The Role of Trust in Running a Nonprofit

May 1, 2015

If you open a dictionary, trust is defined as “the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, and effective.” For All We Are, trust is working with partners in Uganda that are mutually aligned with our beliefs and goals. Take a second to think about that—we are working with people born and raised…


Mentor Musings: AWA Advisory Board Member Shares the Benefits of Working with Young People

April 21, 2015

All We Are has developed an Advisory Board of experienced business professionals to assist us in determining the direction of the organization, helping us make important decisions and honing our skills as young leaders in the nonprofit world. Deborah Schultz is the the president of Trans-Border Solutions and has over 25 years of experience in…


We collect gently used soccer equipment and hold tournaments for kids in developing nations that do not have access to quality equipment.

Kickin' It Back

Lack of access to menstrual management resources means many girls in puberty skip school or drop out. Every Girl acts as a catalyst by providing young women with resources that we take for granted.

Every Girl.

Our Projects Improve Lives

Our Leadership Team

All We Are operates on the belief that no one is too young to make a difference.  Supported by a passionate team of young leaders and experienced advisors, we actively encourage the involvement of young people in our initiatives through social media engagement and creative fundraising campaigns.


Ready to Get Involved?

We need you! We're a growing organization always open to new ideas and partnerships. We are also open to discussing internships with motivated young people looking to get experience in the nonprofit world. If you have a passion for helping others and a skill set that you believe would be a good fit for our organization, we'd love to hear from you! 

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