The Stanford Association for International Development is a voluntary student organization (VSO) at Stanford University dedicated to promoting international development awareness on campus, training and educating the next generation of leaders in global development issues, and bringing together diverse campus resources such as students, faculty, campus centers, and student groups.

We offer a number of programs that may be of interest to Stanford undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. In addition, many of our events and all of our online resources are open to community members and individuals unaffiliated with Stanford.



It is our mission that as the students of Stanford University to empower our community to join the fight for children across the world by educating them about the mission and efforts of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund while also providing them with opportunities to make a difference.  Campus wide involvement will spread the knowledge that the world’s future lies in the hands of today’s children.  Stanford University Students for UNICEF promotes the wellbeing, protection, and development of children across the globe through campus education, advocacy, and fundraising surrounding UNICEF’s international cause, targeting issues like primary health care, nutrition, basic education, empowerment of women, water and sanitation, and the overall promotion of child well-being and human rights.




Akili Dada

Akili Dada is an international non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of Kenya's leaders includes women from diverse economic backgrounds. We achieve this by providing scholarships and leadership training to bright young women scholars from impoverished families and connecting these future leaders to a growing network of peers and professional Kenyan women who serve as mentors.

We believe that justice is served when there is a diversity of leaders’ voices at the policy making table and that access to education and leadership training is critical to poor women’s ability to participate in the policy making process as leaders.


Hot Sun Foundation

We are among the one billion people on the planet living in slums. We are children and youth who live in Africa, in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya called Kibera. We live together with almost one million people jammed together in shacks with little water, no toilets, no open space, and no services.
We are artists. We create videos, films, stories, theatre, music to capture all the color and variety of our lives and our community! We are Hot Sun Foundation, transforming our lives through art and media.
Hot Sun Foundation is our non-profit organization, providing the way for us to share our stories with the world through video and films. We plan to astound the world with the first full length fictional film made in an African slum!,

The Laurenti Mohochi Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to enable access to quality education for children of impoverished and marginalized comunities (particularly in the Kuria District of Kenya. It is named after the father of Sangai Mohochi, faculty member with the Stanford University Swahili Department. The mission of the Foundation is to empower impoverished and marginalized communities by enabling their children, regardless of gender, access to quality education, in order to develop their full capabilities and equip them well to fight poverty, ignorance and disease in their communities and the world.


The Afri-Can Connection is helping Ghanaian communities build educational facilities that offer sufficient technical training and arts based courses that will allow students to progress to secondary and post-secondary schools. In addition, we are developing ecommerce businesses and industrial workshops that will allow the contributing members of families in these communities to earn significantly higher wages which will allow them to save money and to allow their children to continue on in school without having to work to help support their family.