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Education for All

Hebron Primary School, Village 3 Ncera, Eastern Cape South AfricaEducation for All
Education for All – the background

Education for All was formed in 2007 as a reaction to waste educational supplies generated from school refurbishments and building programmes across the UK. Education for All takes these “waste” resources and sorts them to prevent as much as possible of the quality resources from the going into landfill. It then provides these educational resources to schools and projects in developing countries, in fragile states and in emergency situations. Education for All also runs an international school linking programme.

To date, Education for All has supported over 266,000 pupils and teachers with educational resources in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia.

In the UK, Education for All seeks to ensure that the building of new or the refurbishing of existing schools is carried out in a way that has benefits on a local, national and global level by promoting reuse, recycling and life-long learning.

Education for All is a member of the Global Education Cluster, responding to education in emergencies, and is chair of the Infrastructure and Supplies Thematic Group, working towards rapid response in setting up and continuing education in emergency situations.

Education for All’s vision to reuse and recycle for life-long learning

Education for All is continuing its environmental work in retrieving unwanted educational supplies and sending these out to countries around the world. It is also currently working on rapid deployment to schools during emergencies.

In the future, we hope to become a focal point for educational infrastructure and supplies, bringing knowledge for international development and during humanitarian situations.  Education for All aims to change current building and school refurbishment practices so that all waste is assessed in a responsible way - to see what use or value it has to others as a resource.

Simon Devine, Director, Education for All

The Archbishop has been Patron of Education for All since 2007.

Registered Charity No: 1120025