Why Education?

A word from Sebastien and Caroline Breteau

After love, sharing knowledge and skills is the very essence of humanity.
We believe in a world in which all children and adults, women and men learn from each other and see learning as a lifelong process. And in doing so elevate their spirit to reach their full potential.

Sadly, education is the one major area of our lives that has not evolved at the same pace as other social systems.

For us, ensuring that children all over the world benefit from high quality education is critical and we wholeheartedly believe that education has no borders or age range.

This may sound ambitious, but we are convinced that the clever integration of digital technology in classrooms led by confident and passionate teachers, will bring us ever closer to achieving this and yield tangible and measurable results on a global scale.

At the Breteau Foundation, we are committed to making this happen.

Our Principles


Sustainability is one of our leading priorities. We ensure that our approaches are providing long-term solutions to education challenges and are capable of being sustained by our partners and local populations.


We seek to measure the impacts of our work to maximize the effectiveness of our actions and to learn and improve from the results.


We collaborate with governments, partners, communities, parents and children. We seek others’ input and we share what we know.


Guided by the drive to bring people together through education, we harness the power of technology to spotlight and diffuse successful initiatives worldwide.


We believe that every person deserves a chance to access a quality education and reach his or her full potential. We are dedicated to making this a reality for individuals around the world.

Our Team

Sebastien Breteau

Sebastien founded the Breteau Foundation with a vision that it was absolutely possible today to bring the best available digital education tools to the world’s disadvantaged children.

Caroline Breteau

Caroline’s peripatetic travels have taken her across the globe, from training teenagers in Northern India and raising funds for women in post-conflict zones to working within the world of fashion in London and Paris.

Emma Becker

General Manager

Emma is the Foundation’s General Manager responsible for implementing the Foundation’s strategy and leads our global education program.

Yhira Ibarguen

Programme Manager

As Program Manager for Colombia, Yhira is focused on the successful implementation of the Foundation’s mission in the region.

Mona Ewees Mkumatela

Programme Manager

Mona is passionately driven by her belief that every single child in the world deserves a high-quality education.

Farah Khoury Genao

Programme Manager

Farah is the Country Manager for the Dominican Republic, in charge of implementing the Digital Education Programme in the region.

Natasha Abdel-Baki

Programme Manager

Natasha is our Country Manager in Lebanon, she is responsible for the implementation of the Breteau Foundation’s digital education programme for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese children in the region, including the management of the Breteau Foundation Mobile Education Bus.

Thandekile Ngema

Education Assistant

Thandekile is the Education Assistant in the South African program. She is responsible for teacher training and technology implementation in schools.

Jessica Villa Dávila

Education Assistant

Jessica is the Education Assistant for Colombia, she is in charge of supporting the Breteau Foundation’s program in the region.