THE ALL HEART FUND
Inspired by the heart and spirit of Leanna Knopik, a young lady who touched many lives.
“I want to volunteer in Africa. I’ve never been so sure of something in my whole life.” – Excerpt from Leanna’s diary.
About Leanna Knopik
Leanna’s time on Earth was brief. At the age of 16, she passed away suddenly after contracting a rare heart infection. Despite her lost battle, she fought exceptionally hard during her final days, surprising even her physicians.
But Leanna’s heart always guided her path in life. She was very passionate about her faith and loved helping others throughout her community and beyond. A family trip to South Africa was a life-changing experience for her. She felt a sincere connection to the South African people and wanted to work as a missionary, helping children in schools and orphanages.
Leanna’s loving friends and family often remember her as “all heart.”
The All Heart Fund
Leanna never had the chance to volunteer in Africa, so in the spirit of her heart’s wishes, the All Heart Fund has been created to provide the resources and education necessary to enhance the lives of rural African families.
The All Heart Fund is a fundraising arm of the award-winning South African-based nonprofit, Good Work Foundation (GWF). Its purpose is to raise funds that create high-impact digital learning experiences for Africans living in rural areas, delivering skills that enable them to interact meaningfully with a digital world.
GWF operates four digital learning campuses in rural South Africa to date – including the Justicia Digital Learning Campus which was funded in large part by the All Heart Fund – and provides digital and English literacy training to over 5000 adults and children per week.
The All Heart Fund also creates opportunities for students to travel to larger communities and cities for unique educational and leadership experiences and to connect with real-life businesses. In addition, one special student is chosen to receive the Leanna Knopik Cup, an annual award which honors the student who demonstrates the biggest “heart”.
To donate to the All Heart Fund
US citizens wishing to contribute to Leanna’s All Heart Fund, who require a 501c tax certificate, can do so via GWF USA Foundation. Click here to donate.
All non-US citizens wishing to contribute to Leanna’s All Heart Fund can do so here.
Find out more about Good Work Foundation
To find out more about Good Work Foundation’s mission to improve digital literacy in rural African areas, watch this short video explaining the unique digital learning campus model. You can also stay up-to-date on GWF’s progress by following their Facebook page.
Return to the blog