Welcome to Episode 14 of Good Will Hunters, with Annabelle Chauncy, the Founder and CEO of School for Life Foundation.
Annabelle would be well-known to many of us in the not for profit community. I first heard of Annabelle and the School for Life Foundation at a conference a few years ago, and then my memory was triggered when I saw a segment on television about a year ago, showcasing the incredible work the Foundation is doing in Uganda. I resolved to get Annabelle on the show, and after a series of serendipitous events and chance meetings, it happened!
Annabelle was sincere, relaxed and incredibly clear on the vision she leads her Foundation towards. Emphasising the power of education, Annabelle and I chat about the origins of School of Life, the challenges of getting seed funding, why staying true to your mission is more important than gaining new investors, and how important a strong and united local team is. A true leader and pioneer in the international development sector, there is a lot to be learnt from Annabelle’s visionary custodianship of her organisation.
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Enjoy! Rachel and the GWH team.