Meet Our Charity Partners

Discover the charities that we support who are enabling social progress, education, empowerment and upliftment in disadvantaged communities across the world.

Phola

PHOLA comes from the Nguni word ‘ heal’. This charity was founded by Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo , one of the pioneers of the internationally renowned narrative therapy approach called the ‘Tree of Life’.The charity strives to provide culturally appropriate trauma counselling and psychosocial services to children, women and families empowering them to ‘become leaders in bringing about social change’ for themselves and their families.

Think Equal

Think Equal is the brainchild of visionary human activist and BAFTA winning film producer Leslee Udwin. It is a registered UK and US charity established in 2016, whose aims are to promote a holistic approach to education incorporating value-based learning as part of core subject teaching Their work is guided by and endorsed by educators and leading child developmental experts and is specifically focussed on the ‘Early Years’ when the child’s moral framework is beginning to develop. Think Equal’s comprehensive programme incorporating teaching manuals, training and children’s books, have been rolled out to targeted schools (e.g. India, Kenya, Botswana) and initial impact assessments conducted by the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence, concluded that ‘Results revealed that children exposed to Think Equal were more socially and emotionally skilled and substantially less likely to be angry, aggressive, anxious, or withdrawn than their peers who did not have access to Think Equal.’

Satya Special School

Satya Special School was established in June 2003, in Pondicherry-India, to provide a safe and secure base for special children with a range of mental and physical disabilities. At the time there were little or no facilities for children with special needs who were often left at home, tied down, or abandoned altogether. Satya’s ethos is to provide individualised care to each child, and providing training and support to their care-givers. Children are assessed according to their individual and psychological profiles and bespoke training and support provided relevant to their needs. Satya Special School has established training centres and schools , suitably equipped with bespoke disability facilities. Their personnel are highly motivated and skilled , managing a caring and responsive service under the leadership of Mrs Chitra Shah.

Sense International

Sense International (SI) is a global charity that works to support people with deaf blindness in several countries worldwide such as India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru and Romania. In the UK, these projects are managed through Sense UK . SI works in partnerships with local agencies, government bodies and educational institutions to support the professionals, carers and families of people affected by deaf blindness. See the video in our Resources section. The support includes training, materials, education and giving a platform to the needs of deaf blind people.

Chinmaya Organisation For Rural Development

CORD is a rural empowerment charity that works by motivating, mobilizing and enabling communities to work holistically within their own local structures. This includes the provision of rural primary health care and training centres, establishment of self-help groups, support to improve agricultural processes, provision of training resources for youth employment and rural school support.

PAN – Amies Freedom Choir

John Martin is a founding member of Pan and its artistic director. John is passionate about the Arts and about using dance, drama and music to heal and to rehabilitate. Arts for Social Change works to support the rehabilitation of people affected by war, natural disaster and poverty in many countries. He regularly writes and teaches on issues around interculturalism, creativity and theatre for development in UK and abroad. The choir aims to develop the musical and cultural awareness of young women who have survived trafficking by exploring songs and musical styles from each others' cultures and languages. Pan artists and professional musicians from different regional traditions support the choir in building a repertoire of songs, vocal and choral skills and developing musical and cultural understanding.

Quest For Learning

Quest for Learning supports disadvantaged primary school children in Oxfordshire who have fallen behind their peers through high quality English and Maths interventions. Our programmes have been in demand from schools in our county for 24 years. And that’s because what we do works! In just 2 months children on our literacy programmes make 14 months’ progress in reading on average – some make as much as 40 months’ progress!