Family is at the heart of what we do at Veritage and we believe that every family deserves to have the same start in life regardless of their circumstances. We support a number of projects in remote areas of Africa through various educational and health initiatives to enable them to discover and fulfil their true potential.

Education has always been important to me because I have witnessed its ability to turn mirrors into windows. Education provides students with a chance for more and fosters a sense of individuality, confidence and resilience to keep fighting.

I was given the opportunity to witness the impact of education in Kenya in 2018 when I visited the Kisaruni Girls School, which only reaffirmed what I learned about education: that it changes lives. Listening to the girls sing, share their stories and dreams made me realize that everyone deserves the chance to open the doors to achieve their dreams.

I have been lucky enough to pursue my dream of being an educator, and am focused on supporting the girls’ school and the WE College, so that the mirrors they look into, can become windows for them to soar out of and beyond.

Gabby Lombardo

I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to learn about Kenya and the Masaai Mara in a very personal manner. This journey began in 2019 when I first had the opportunity to visit Kenya’s Maasai Mara to help aid in building the WE College.

Alongside this side of the trip, we had the pleasure of visiting the Baraka Hospital. From the moment we stepped onto the property, I knew this was one of the areas where we needed to focus to help service the growth of the community. The general outreach that Baraka Hospital provides to dozens of communities is unfathomable. Therefore, we decided that if we wanted to help service these communities we needed to focus on healthcare and what impact that can have on the growth of these communities.

One area of healthcare we have specifically focused on is the traveling ambulance that provides easier access to healthcare to dozens of communities in a one-hundred-square-mile area.

Mateo Lombardo