• The Pharo Foundation is a private organisation based in the United Kingdom and established in 2011. Committed to the development of Africa, the Foundation has been supporting projects in the Horn of Africa to help improve people’s livelihoods with an emphasis on economic self-reliance and job creation. Our projects contribute towards increasing access to education, agriculture, health, and water, and help improve people’s livelihoods.

    The Foundation is currently working in Somaliland, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Kenya, which serves as the regional hub. We are passionate about creating impact and transformational change in our countries of operation. Our focus is on long-term development work rather than short-term humanitarian relief. We strive towards excellence through dedicated teamwork and integrated holistic programmes.

  • Our Impact

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    Farmers implementing good agricultural practices

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    Children accessing quality education K-12 in Pharo Schools and Pharo supported public schools

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    People accessing water from improved water sources

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    Reduction in in-hospital neonate and adult death as a result of Pharo Supported NICU and ICU

  • Our Stories

  • Education Programme Benchmarking

    The Ethiopia education programme management team visited their Somaliland counterparts to benchmark, learn, and share experiences. The Ethiopia team sought to see the progress and milestones in the Somaliland education sector. The Pharo Foundation takes an integrated holistic approach to our programmes and therefore combines water and health aspects to complement the education sector.

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  • Tree Planting Initiative in Assosa, Ethiopia

    30 staff members of The Pharo Foundation from Addis Ababa and Assosa took part in a tree planting exercise in July, adjacent to the Assosa University. The team planted over 350 seedlings in an activity dubbed ‘Green Legacy – Tree Planting Initiative’, aimed at improving the environment.

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  • Health Initiatives Positively Impacting Lives in Ethiopia

    The Pharo foundation’s health care initiatives in Ethiopia’s Benishangul Gumuz region go beyond generic healthcare to public health interventions. The Foundation has been intervening in health and sanitation gaps in Homosha, Menge and Undulu districts by designing tailored social and behavioural change communication tools to encourage positive practices in the community.

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  • Venturing Into Construction

    Pharo Ventures is the for-profit arm of The Pharo Foundation, focusing on commercial businesses to maximise improvements in areas of its operation, particularly quality, availability and financial, through a social enterprise structure. Pharo Ventures currently operates in Somaliland and Ethiopia in the areas of construction and edible oil processing, respectively.

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