Theirworld, which was founded by Sarah Brown over a decade ago, is dedicated to projects that give vulnerable children a brighter future.
Theirworld aims to unleash the potential of the next generation.
The global charity believes every child deserves:
- The best start in life,
- A safe school to learn in, and
- Skills for the future
To achieve this, Theirworld leads on global advocacy and campaigns, agenda-setting research, and innovation projects to create lasting change for children from the top down and the bottom up.
Theirworld has been supported by the players of People's Postcode Lottery since 2015. This support has helped the charity to launch flagship education campaigns such as #YouPromised and #WriteTheWrong - helping in the push to educate the over 260 million children who are still out of school and not learning. Theirworld has advocated for increased global funding for education, leading to the creation of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund for emergencies and supporting the call for the $10 Billion International Financing Facility for Education (IFFEd). With young people at the forefront, Theirworld works with nearly 1,000 Global Youth Ambassadors in 89 countries to unlock the barriers that prevent young people from achieving their full potential.
Support from our players has enabled Theirworld to test innovative approaches to education through on-the-ground projects on school feeding, education-technology and Code Clubs for girls in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Theirworld's projects provide a testing ground for new education approaches and are supported by research that helps to determine how projects can be taken to scale. To date:
- Over 4,000 Lebanese and Syrian refugee children in Lebanon have benefited from Theirworld's pilot school-feeding and education-technology pilots.
- Over 1,200 marginalised girls in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa have received training in coding and vital life skills through Theirworld's pilot Code Clubs.
Alinda, 8 years old, Theirworld Code Club beneficiary, said, "I didn't know how to use a computer but thanks to the Code Clubs I have now learnt. I enjoyed all the classes but in particular I liked Scratch, it has beautiful things that uplifted my creativity."
Shahed, 9 years old, Syrian refugee and Theirworld school project beneficiary, also added, "I love my friends and my teachers and just school in general. When I grow up I want to be a French teacher because it is my favourite subject. I love it and I want to teach young children so that when they grow up they will like it just like me."