"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)



Why is the charity called Zest For Life?

The Charity grew out of a Global School Partnership Project and a memorial project created by Karen and Tony Jones to celebrate the life of their son Ross tragically lost in a motor accident in 2005. 

With the help and support of World of Roses, Bedford, a new rose was chosen and called Zest for Life Rose - a name that summed up Ross and his short life and that has connotations of hope and the fulfillment of potential that we wish for students both here and in Kenya. 

As an ongoing fundraising tool the rose also demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable relationship with our Kenyan partners.

What is the Zest For Life rose like and how can I buy one?

zest for life roseThis is a beautiful orange-blended floribunda rose which grows to around 70cm (2.5 feet). It has a wonderful fragrance.

The Zest For Life rose bush makes a wonderful gift for many occasions.  It is a delightful addition to your garden, either grown in pots or planted in flower beds.

You can buy the Zest For Life rose direct from World Of Roses.




How can I become a sponsor or trustee?

To become a regular donor or sponsor, please email us or download the form from our Sponsoring page.

Where does my money go?

Zest for Life is run by four volunteer Trustees. We have few overheads. In 2017, 97% of our income went directly to support our beneficiaries. Education Bursaries and funding for projects are paid direct to the School, College or University in Kenya.





Donate at any time

It's easy to make a one-off donation:

Use the Vodafone JustTextGiving service by texting one of the following text messages to 70070:

ZEST41 £5 to donate £5

ZEST41 £10 to donate £10

Or go to the JustGiving website



Get involved with fundraising

Here's how:

* Organise an event - just Contact Us and let us know your plans.

* Volunteer and share - help out at an event and share our News on Facebook and Twitter

* Become a Trustee - Contact us to find out more.


Join our Breakfast Club

We’re looking for more regular donors to help us to extend our successful Porridge Programme into a Breakfast Club for the infant children at Innis Education Centre.

For the cost of a coffee here in the UK you could help us to improve education and health for a young child in Kenya.

Breakfast Club costs £3 per month per child. Regular donations make the scheme possible.

Could you join our regular givers? Visit our page on the JustGiving website.

Or go to our Sponsoring page for more details