Projects and initiatives

We deliver on-the-ground projects and set up pioneering initiatives to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.  

We find solutions to challenges facing the most marginalised young people – including newborns, refugees, children with disabilities and girls – and collaborate with partners to scale-up what works. Even when the solutions look impossible, we are not afraid to take a risk to address the next barrier standing in the way of opportunity for young people.  

Our campaign efforts bring in additional support to unlock longer-term financing and political will, aiming to make our projects more sustainable and scalable in the longer-term. 

projects
Refugees and Vulnerable Children in Lebanon

Refugees and Vulnerable Children in Lebanon

Theirworld has been working in Lebanon to expand access to education through research, advocacy and campaigning, tackling the impact of the conflict in Syria which has left more than one million refugee children out of school.
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Skills for the Future & Code Clubs

Skills for the Future & Code Clubs

Code Clubs are spaces where girls can learn about technology and develop their skills, confidence and creativity. The clubs help girls to build skills they need in a technology-driven economy and to be aware how critical thinking and leadership can be applied in their own communities.​
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Refugee Education in the Greek Aegean Islands

Refugee Education in the Greek Aegean Islands

With the support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery, Theirworld is working with the Education Cannot Wait fund to provide a large-scale education programming to approximately 6,000 out-of-school children and youth and invest in innovative pilot programs to bring additional support to the refugee children.
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Global Youth Ambassadors

Global Youth Ambassadors

Global Youth Ambassadors are a worldwide network of over 900 young people in more than 90 countries who are supporting the movement to get every child into school and learning.
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Global Business Coalition for Education

Global Business Coalition for Education

The Global Business Coalition for Education, an initiative of Theirworld, brings together businesses committed to ending the global education crisis.
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Education for Refugees in Turkey

Education for Refugees in Turkey

The aim of Theirworld's pilot projects in Turkey are to identify cost-effective interventions to get around the economic, cultural and language barriers that prevent Syrian refugees from getting an education.
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Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory

Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory

Researchers at the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory are doing vital work to discover more about the causes of babies being born early and finding better ways to care for them. The aim is to minimise some of the life-threatening complications that can arise for mothers and babies.
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Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort

Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort

This project is a research programme which studies the long-term effects of early birth. The study includes social, educational and clinical information. It is the first research initiative in the world to investigate perinatal brain injury this comprehensively.​
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Child Marriage-Free Zone

Child Marriage-Free Zone

By 2016 this project directly benefitted over 900 girls and women in Pakistan alone. The project empowered youth groups to campaign against child marriages, training marriage registrars on the issue and creating an online resource for information on the issue.
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The Safe Schools Initiative

The Safe Schools Initiative

Safe Schools Initiatives have been backed by support from Theirworld, the A World at School movement and the Global Business Coalition for Education. Safe Schools offer vulnerable children supervision, care, community and education in crisis or disaster areas.
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Global Early Childhood Education & Kenya Initiative

Global Early Childhood Education & Kenya Initiative

Theirworld’s work in Kenya is focused on supporting high quality, accessible ECDE, placing a particular emphasis on the needs of the most marginalised children, especially those affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Disabilities and technology: Theirworld research aims to expand inclusive education

Disabilities and technology: Theirworld research aims to expand inclusive education

Disabilities and technology: Theirworld research aims to expand inclusive education