Who we are

Sifunda is a development consultancy working with schools, NGOs and businesses in Southern Africa. Taking a unique, learning-based approach, we help organisations to deliver more effective and efficient community development through improved education.


Sifunda offers a range of services including Training and CPD, Monitoring and Evaluation and Research. Our learning-based approach is underpinned by international research and best practice.

Sifunda is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We reinvest 100% of our profits to subsidise our work with local communities. Sifunda Limited is registered in Zambia as a company limited by guarantee.

Our Mission, Vision and Values:


Our mission is to help organisations deliver more efficient and effective community development through improved learning.


Our vision is of communities of learning working together for sustainable development.



Our values of quality, lifelong learning, community and sustainability underpin our development work.

Meet the team:

Kate Young

Kate is a qualified teacher and former headteacher, with broad experience in training and education in Southern Africa. As our Senior Consultant, Kate works with our partners to identify their needs, to design and then to implement customised solutions. In her previous role as Development Coordinator for the renowned Tongabezi Trust School, Zambia, she successfully facilitated the improvement of mathematics and science learning. Kate holds a Masters of Mathematics Education from Rhodes University, a BA(Hons) in Philosophy from University College London, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

Beth Pound

As the manager of Tongabezi Trust School in Zambia for 6 years, Beth brings a wealth of developmental, educational and administrative expertise to her role as non-executive director. A trained group facilitator and listening skills practitioner, Beth developed her professional expertise in Resource Mobilisation and Community Assessment through REPARED. Beth holds a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from the University of Falmouth, UK.