Unlock Big Change: A People’s Postcode Lottery Special

Better Angels Unlock Big Change

Better Angels Podcast

This is a special edition of the Better Angels podcast where we talk to iconic changemakers around the world.  

This episode has been recorded for the People’s Postcode Lottery – for everyone who plays it and everyone who works there supporting both the players and the charities – at Theirworld we want to say thank you and share some of our stories from our better angels interviews so you can hear about the impact that your support makes. 

Here you will hear from global leaders from the United Nations, European Commission, Africa, and Lebanon, from the Theirworld leadership team, our ambassador Nick Sharratt and if you listen to the end how well known actors like David Morrissey, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant add their voices to our campaigns and causes they care about.

Theirworld’s vision is to end the global education crisis and unleash the potential of the next generation.

Five years ago, while nearly half of the world’s out-of-school children were caught up in conflict, its aftermath and natural disasters around the world, big change was needed. This meant addressing large-scale structural change as well as determining what works on the ground – from school transport and nutritious meals to trauma counselling and effective teaching for refugee children. The players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have enabled Theirworld to tackle new areas of involvement, push our campaign worldwide and get right up close to the decision-makers who can unlock that big change and create a brighter future for millions of children.

We believe that the trust that the players, and the team at People’s Postcode Lottery, have placed in Theirworld has made a difference to our goals. And we would like to share with you some of the perspectives on how we go about addressing the global education crisis

Contributors (in order of appearance) 

Sarah Brown

Chair, Theirworld


Graça Machel

Global advocate for women’s and children’s rights

Wanja Maina

Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld.


Jamira Burley

Youth engagement advisor, Theirworld


Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, the United Nations


Annemiek Hoogenboom

Country director, People’s Postcode Lotteries


Christos Stylianides

Former European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management


Melissa Fleming

Head of Communications, the United Nations


Elias Bou Saab

Former Lebanese Minister for Education and Higher Education


Justin van Fleet

President, Theirworld


Nick Sharratt

Children’s illustrator and author


Yasmine Sherif

Director, Education Cannot WAit


David Morrissey

Actor and UNHCR ambassador


David Tennant



Sir Patrick Stewart



Shazia ramzan

Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld


Kainat Riaz

Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld



Better Angels is presented by Sarah Brown. The producer is Ben Hewitt, and it is edited by Warren Borg of Worgie productions. February 2020.