School for Life: 2014 Black Tie Fundraising Ball


By Isabelle Walker

On Saturday, 3rd May, the School for Life Foundation held its annual Ball to raise funds for school building projects in Uganda. 

Priding themselves on providing a “hand up, not a hand out”, founders Annabelle Chauncy and David Everett began their mission to improve the lives of young Ugandans five years ago. 

Since then, the School for Life Foundation has built a fully functioning school, Katuuso, enrolling hundreds of students with a commitment not only to the school community but the wider community as a whole. 


The night was a chance for Sydneysiders to give generously to School for Life’s cause, with both a silent and live auction capturing the attention of room. The room was treated to a plethora of talented entertainers, including singers from the Sydney production of The Lion King. 

Both Chauncy and Everett have made sacrifices to commit themselves to School for Life and the endless stories of the transformation to come out of Katuuso inspired generosity and humanity from all who attended the night. 

School for Life continues to strive to promote the basic building block for equality, education. It is a cause that should continue to grow and be supported by anyone who believes in the transformative value of learning.