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Making A BrightBox

The Making Of A BrightBox

Ran Sommer traveled to Uganda to oversee the installation of two new BrightBox classrooms…

May 2022 | 7 min read


Volunteering In The Digital Age

While social distancing measures kept us apart, they did not stop volunteers making an impact.

Mar 2022 | 5 min read

Students Outside A BrightBox

Post-Pandemic Uganda Impact

Students in Uganda faced an unprecedented challenge when schools closed in 2020

Jan 2022 | 4 min read

Reflecting on 2021

Reflecting On 2021

Let’s look back and update you on the progress that Simbi Foundation made in 2021...

Jan 2022 | 4 min read

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What Is Symbiosis?

How can you overcome your organization’s limits?

Sep 2021 | 6 min read

Guy Kawasaki

Making A Mission Statement

Using Guy Kawasaki’s mantras to write the best mission statement for your NGO…

Aug 2021 | 4 min read

Michael Tamblyn

The Future Of Reading

CEO of Kobo Books Michael Tamblyn discusses creating an e-reading experience for all…

Jul 2021 | 5 min read

Adrienne Gear

What Are Brain Pockets?

We’re thinking about Adrienne Gear’s words on what education needs in the 21st Century…

Jun 2021 | 4 min read


The Importance of Digital Resources

Not having internet access in the 21st century will result in a lower quality education experience…

Jun 2021 | 5 min read

Wade Davis

Wade Davis On Imposter Syndrome

We’re thinking about Davis’s inspiring words and advice for overcoming imposter syndrome…

May 2021 | 5 min read


What Does Endurance Mean To You?

This month, we’re thinking about our Miles for Meaning challenge

Mar 2021 | 5 min read

UXUI For Good

How To Use UX/UI For Good

We spoke with Paola and Miriam about User Experience and User Interface for global good…

Mar 2021 | 6 min read

Ndileka Mandela

Barriers To Equal Education

Ndileka Mandela discusses carrying the Mandela name, equal access to education, and more

Mar 2021 | 5 min read

Literacy in the 2020's

Literacy In The 2020's

We spoke with literacy researcher Pulkit Aggrawal about the importance of literacy…

Feb 2021 | 7 min read

Women in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement

Ensuring Gender Equality In Education

Without equal access to education, girls cannot be a part of the conversation

Jan 2021 | 4 min read

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How do we raise literacy levels?

In the past five years at Simbi Foundation, we’ve seen the power of literacy impact lives…

Dec 2020 | 8 min read

Solar Panels

Solar Power: The Future of Electricity

Can solar power provide energy for the 789 million people who currently live without it?

Dec 2020 | 5 min read

David Suzuki climbing in mountain

Podcast Episode 2: David Suzuki

In this episode, David Suzuki discusses alternative facts, confirmation bias, and more…

Dec 2020 | 15 min read

Alex Honnold climbing rockface

Podcast Episode 1: Alex Honnold

This episode, Alex Honnold discusses the power of focus, the Honnold Foundation, and more…

Nov 2020 | 30 min read


From "Expeditions" to "TRIPs"

Here’s why we changed our “Expeditions” to “TRIPs”: Team Research & Impact Projects…

Oct 2020 | 5 min read

Ruchi Visual Diary

A Visual Diary by Ruchi Shah

In 2018, Ruchi Shah created a visual diary which depicts her TRIP experience…

June 2020 | 2 min read

We're Changing Our Name

We're Changing Our Name

We are reinforcing our mission of impact first, collaboration, and a focus on EdTech…

June 2020 | 4 min read

Finding Funding

How To Find Non-Profit Funding

Advice on grant writing during a time of dynamic shifts and changing priorities during COVID-19…

May 2020 | 6 min read

Crowdfunding Sources

5 Non-Profit Crowdfunding Sources

Crowdfunding is an efficient way to replace lost revenue streams during COVID-19…

April 2020 | 6 min read

non-profits leave

When Non-Profits Leave...

Only rarely do charities find themselves in a position to declare mission accomplished…

March 2020 | 7 min read


What Sustainability Means

In this post, find out how businesses are joining the conscious consumerism trend…

Feb 2020 | 6 min read

Bidibidi refugee settlement

What's On The Horizon In 2020?

Let’s look back at the successes of 2019, and what’s to come in 2020…

Dec 2019 | 3 min read