Stephen Scott immigrated to Canada from his rural home, Matagnwe, in the 1970s and returned to marry Sylvia, who had grown up nearby. The couple built a comfortable life in Waterloo, Ontario - he as a teacher, and she as a nurse turned healthcare administrator - and together they raised four children.
In 1994, while Sylvia visited Kenya to help her sick mother, the Matagnwe community asked the Scotts to partner with them to build a medical clinic. The couple knew they could not say no, having lost many relatives to the HIV/AIDS crisis. With Stephen's passion and Sylvia's expertise in medical administration, they raised most of the funds from residents of Waterloo Region to build a primary health care clinic. This served as the launch pad for a comprehensive program of sustainable healthcare, education, life skills and agricultural initiatives.
Engaged, equipped and sustainable communities.
To facilitate sustainable development in disadvantaged communities through strategic partnerships.