Who we are

We are a non-profit organisation working to create school places for children affected by poverty. We have been implementing educational and welfare projects in the developing world since 1994.

We started this journey with just £200, one teacher, 25 children, a desire to change the face of poverty forever built upon a belief that 'education works'. Today, we have enough places for 100,117 children to gain an education across 374 schools - 8,760 of which are orphaned.

Our Projects

Child Sponsorship

Sponsor an orphan for £30 per month: There are almost 160 million orphans in the world. Many struggle to survive and live a harsh reality. Due to natural disasters or wars and conflict more and more children become orphans. During these difficu...

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Renovate a School

Would you send your child to a school that was dirty, run down, squalid and with little or no facilities? Of course not, yet hundreds and thousands of parents in poorer countries have no choice but to send their children to schools in dishevelled and...

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Build A New School

At Read Foundation, we’re a forward thinking charity and take a grassroots approach to tackling poverty by going straight to the source. We therefore actively campaign to: Build schools to support young orphans teacher...

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How you can get involved

Our mission is to give every child the opportunity to go to school. Support us by donating, volunteering or attending one of our fundraising events.