Renovation injects life back into old schools

Renovating schools is just as important to us as building new ones, as we recognise that if we are to have any chance of meeting the global shortage in classrooms, old schools must be renovated and revitalised. We’ve witnessed time and again that renovation not only improves the space for existing children to excel but also creates new classroom places by attracting the interest of families wanting to send their children to a safe, clean and modern school.

A typical school renovation receives

Repair & Refurbishment

The school is refurbished from the inside and the outside including landscaping to create a safe and pleasant environment.

Sanitation & Safe Water

Wash rooms and safe drinking water facilities are installed for the benefit of pupils and staff to increase safety and reduce illness.

New Furniture

Classroom and office furniture is provided for pupils and staff enabling ergonomics, secure storage, and improved in-class participation.

Learning Equipment

Equipment needs vary but generally this will include a combination of classroom, science, library, computer and sports equipment.

Dedicated design and construction team

We have a crack team of designers and construction specialists that oversee every new school build and renovation. Over the past ten years these unsung heroes have pulled off amazing feats to complete the renovation of as many schools as they possibly can.

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schools running now
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schools renovated since 2005

Before and after: Islampura School

Islampura School before renovation

Islampura School before renovation

Due to a lack of furniture, learning equipment and safe water drinking facilities, the children at Islampura School felt uncomfortable and didn’t enjoy school. Recess for the majority of children is the most favoured part of the school day but not for these kids, who had nowhere to play because of inadequate recreation facilities at the school.

Islampura School after renovation

Islampura School after renovation

The completed refurbishment has resulted in a much brighter environment which in turn has increased the energy in the classroom with many more children taking part. The children now have new learning aids to help them to excel, safe drinking water, and a landscaped area for recess with gleaming new slides and swings to play on.

Schools we've recently renovated

Get involved – improve a school, improve lives

You can provide a high quality educational learning environment for children from poverty backgrounds by renovating a school. Choose any of the following options.

£75

Bronze Team

1% of a school renovation

We assign a potential school to your team of friends and family to fundraise for. We combine all bronze funds received and start renovating once we have enough to get started. Your team receives four email updates; a) start of renovation, b) halfway point, c) school completion, d) new academic year. You're added to our website to the list of honourees who contributed.

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£750

Silver Team

10% of a school renovation

We assign a potential school to your team of friends and family to fundraise for. We combine all silver funds received and start renovating once we have enough to get started. Your team receives four email updates; a) start of renovation, b) halfway point, c) school completion, d) start of new academic year. Your team’s name is added on a plaque at the school.

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£7,500

Gold Team

100% of a school renovation

We assign a potential school to your team of friends and family to fundraise for. Your team receives four updates; a) at the start of renovation, b) the halfway point, c) when the renovation is complete, d) at the start of the new academic year. A plaque is hung at the school in your team's name. You can also have the school named after your team.

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Or donate a few bricks

£7.50 per brick

We need 1,000 bricks to complete the renovation of a school. Your gift is pooled with other brick funders and we only start renovating when the fund is 50% funded. You receive three email updates; once renovation has begun, the halfway point, and when it’s complete. Your name is added to the list on our website of honourees who helped renovate the school ranked by the number of bricks donated.