Together with a team of volunteers both in the Netherlands and in Kenya we work on enlarging the group of schools to help them get started with the exchange programme. Sarah Wanjira (in the middle of the picture) is head of the St. Elizabeth School and the manager of Sisterschools Kenya.

Do you like to support us a volunteer? We are looking for people to build our marketing & acquisition department, school/teacher support & financial advise.


Julia Strijland (1966) is a documentary filmmaker, educational expert and teacher storytelling for startups, media professionals and students. She has her own production company MoMo Productions. When she started Sisterschools at the beginning of 2018, a dream came true. Her skills and expertise of the past 20 years come together. Our goal is to prepare children for their future lives in a rapidly changing society in such a way that they will know which decisions to make in order to be prosperous and happy.

Dutch Team:

Julia Strijland

Heather Dean

Katinka van der Eerden


Belén Boville Luca de Tena holds a Ph.D. in Geography and History and a Master's Degree in Environmental Education. She has worked as a journalist, scriptwriter and university professor. She is the author of several adventure novels with an environmental theme and about migrations. She is part of the spanish Asociación Divert , focused on educational leisure.

Asociación Divert is a spanish non-profit association focused on educational leisure. Founded in 2012 has organised game activities and knowledge of nature at the countryside in Valencia. Registro Nacional de Asociaciones: Grupo 1º- Sección 1ª - Nº: 601627.

Spanish team:

Belén Boville


Deng Daniel Ngor is a Broadcast Journalist working for Mingkaman 100 FM, a radio station in South Sudan managed by The Radio Community (TRC). He received a training "Digital Media" in the Netherlands this year and reached out to Sisterschools, with the aim to help the most vulnarable children in his country, giving them access to education. Sisterschools is happy to support Daniel in starting a project which could make a difference to the lives of many children and young people in his country. Read more here: Deng Daniel Ngor letter .pdf

Deng Daniel Ngor

Country Manager South Sudan

Deng Daniel Ngor


The world is full of unjust, inequality and suffering. We need to educate our youth to improve the living standard conditions of people and find smart and sustainable ways to do so. How?

Teaching them 21st-Century skills like 'critical thinking', 'working together' and 'being creative' in 'finding solutions'. Sarah Wanjira, Belén Boville and Deng Daniel Ngor are our first country managers. If you also have an interest to start up sisterschools in your country please contact us!

Sarah Wanjira, Kenyan Country Manager