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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

An Island of Light

June 5, 2018

Solar’s Impact at Amity Senior Secondary School “When all the electricity is out in the neighborhood, this is an island of light.” The joy on the face of Amity’s headmaster as he spoke those words to us was almost palpable. It was our second day in Uganda, and we were sitting with Headmaster Hussien Kyagulanyi,…


The Thirteenth Day: Reflections from Two Weeks in Africa

April 3, 2018

Over a month ago we returned from our yearly trip to Africa. In some ways it feels like we’ve just returned and in other ways it feels like a lifetime since the trip. Either way, we left behind old and new friends, smiling faces and a team that we believe in. On day thirteen of…


Why Do We Go to Africa?

February 6, 2018

As our team prepares to travel to Africa this week, many of us have been asked some form of the question: “Why are you going?” On a practical level, it’s a different reason for each of us. Some of us are engineers, whose participation will help our team further develop our solar program. Others are…


33 Amazing Things that Happened in 2017

January 18, 2018

As we excitedly head into the new year as an organization, it is a great opportunity to look back at all we accomplished in 2017. Last year was All We Are’s biggest year ever, and we are thrilled to build upon these successes in 2018. Last year, we added one full-time team member, worked with…


These 5 Students Will Change the Course of Tomorrow

December 11, 2017

  As a group of young people, we love working with students who are also passionate about service work. Our fall interns have been a driving force behind many of our projects and share our need to create a better world. We want to introduce you to these five high school and college students who…


How an Email Typo Led 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, we’ve…


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…


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.

Meet our newest project! More information coming later in 2018.

Clean water

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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