We believe that education is a key component to sustainable development, which in turn is essential to empower individuals, communities, and society toward future economic prosperity, stability, and advancement.

D.E.F. proudly supports four beneficiary organizations in Africa and India, including: African Leadership Academy in South Africa; Botswana Top Achievers Program in Botswana; CIDA City Campus in South Africa; and Veerayatan’s Colleges of Pharmacy, Business Administration, and Engineering in India.

Russell Simmons with students from the African Leadership Academy and CIDA City Campus, two of D.E.F.'s beneficiaries.

Russell Simmons with students from the African Leadership Academy and CIDA City Campus, two of D.E.F.’s beneficiaries.