How we change their world

Theirworld works to unlock what every child needs to unleash their potential. We discover what they need – and how change happens - through continuous action. This practice ensures that our work is future-proof, sustainable and will yield transformation for the lives of a generation of children and young people.

Through this approach, we set agendas, unlock solutions and, for children globally, make the seemingly impossible probable.

This work is made possible by the kind donations and fundraising efforts of our supporters like you. You can support Theirworld by fundraising with us or by donating directly. 

We save babies’ lives

The Laboratory is supported by the Jennifer Brown Research Fund, which originally funded groundbreaking research at the Laboratory alongside supporting innovative community-based schemes led by nurses and midwives. The fund now also supports large-scale research projects including the Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort.

We help refugees into school

Theirworld’s pioneering research and pilot projects for double-shift schools has transformed the number of Syrian refugee children that can go to school in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

We support Safe Schools

Theirworld’s research and campaigns have raised tens of millions of dollars for children to go to school safely in some of the most dangerous places to be a schoolchild, including in Nigeria, Pakistan, Nepal, Latin America and the Syria region.

We teach girls how to code

Theirworld runs Code Clubs in several African countries and Lebanon, helping girls develop new skills, prepare for a rapidly-changing job market, and learn how critical thinking and leadership can be applied in their own communities.