Our Supported Charities

For more than 45 years, The Barefoot College has created new innovative methods to educate and train local communities with a singular objective of spreading self-sufficiency and sustainability, one village at a time.

To help break the cycle of poverty, The Barefoot College run educational programmes for children and provide focused knowledge and skill workshops to thousands of adults every year to help them obtain income as well as help sustain their local communities. Training is provided in areas such as healthcare, livelihood development, communications, and solar infrastructure.

The Barefoot vision is to continue training individuals worldwide as solar engineers, innovators, and educators, who then return to their local villages to spread the light and learning.

Not only have they demonstrated huge impact through their Educational programmes, but Barefoot has also overcome traditional and socioeconomic thinking to help individuals understand the importance of issues such as education, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.

Impact and why we love them

  • Operate in over 1,500 villages in 93 countries worldwide.
  • Direct training and services have impacted two million people
  • The Solar night school in numbers: 75,000 children, 14,000 teachers and 700 villages with night schools
  • 250+ individuals trained as Doctors and 93 different countries with trained solar engineers
  • Awarded the number 13 spot in the Top 500 NGOs in the world 2017

Learn more about how we are working with The Barefoot College by viewing Our Projects page.

Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Their innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: an early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education.

Impact and why we love them

  • Room to Read has benefited 16.6 million children across over 30,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia.
  • 16.6 Million Children have benefited from their programmes to date, and 20.6 Million books have been distributed worldwide.
  • Over 20 awards globally for its locally produced literacy books for children
  • Ranked in the Top 100 Global NGOS based on innovation, impact, transparency, and strategic and financial management.
  • Awarded United Nations UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2011


Next Generation is a global Unicef initiative bringing together diverse groups of young professionals who are committed to helping transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Through a series of innovative events and creative collaborations, this group of advocates works together to raise vital awareness and donations for UNICEF’s work.

What do they do?

  • Engage young professionals by creating content about humanitarian crises via digital channels and education events to create awareness.
  • Raise funds for UNICEF initiatives by organising events throughout the year in the UK
  • Advocate for UNICEF and its causes by engaging with experts in open dialogue about global challenges and issues

Impact and why we love them:

  • They bring together like-minded young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work together with a mission to do good
  • Not only do they engage in raising funds for UNICEF, but they also create content and events to advocate and share the problems that people around the world are facing.
  • The annual UNICEF Next Generation dinner 2017 raised over £125,000.00 and was solely organising by voluntary UNICEF Next Generation members.

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