Why we do it

  • Because 57m young children worldwide are unable to attend school.
  • Because 250 million children attend school for only 3-4 years and still leave unable to read or count.
  • Because we have access to educational skills and resources that enable us to increase access to education in places where there is none and to improve the quality of education in schools that need it.
  • Because education reduces poverty and fuels economic growth, improves  people’s chance of a healthier life, reduces child mortality, reduces the likelihood of women marrying and having children at an early age.
  • Because education reduces a female's risk of HIV infection, and improves overall health and wellbeing.
  • We have access to the resources, knowledge and skills, and we want to put them to good use. 


  • To increase access to good quality education for disadvantaged young people
  • To improve the quality of teaching and learning for disadvantaged young people
  • To improve learning outcomes so that more disadvantaged young people can successfully achieve the transition from primary to secondary school and/or vocational training
  • To increase retention of students at school
  • To increase opportunities for young girls to attend school and optimise their learning potential
  • To provide healthcare, nutrition and other relevant PSHE education for young people and the local community
  • To reduce inequality of educational opportunities