Theirworld are on the lookout for bold and creative programs for children
Theirworld are looking for non-profits, NGOs and charities making a difference in the lives of children for the third round of the Education Innovation Awards, which are now open for organisations with bold, creative programs that specifically target marginalised children in their early years.
“The first few years of a child’s life are vital,” a Theirworld spokesperson said. “It’s when 90 per cent of their brain development happens – but it’s also when inequality sets in through lack of quality care and early learning.”
Through the awards, Theirworld will help up to seven winners scale up and deliver learning and skills to even more young children through masterclasses, one-to-one mentoring and £50,000 grants.
Theirworld launched the Education Innovation Awards in 2021. They were so successful that the winning programs directly reached 37,000 marginalised children and indirectly impacted more than two million people.
Previous winner Patrick Habib, Head of Products and Services for Lebanese Alternative Learning (LAL), is encouraging others to enter, saying: “I highly recommend the program for any other organisation looking to scale up its activities.
“The Theirworld team has been an amazing support for us, helping us with any challenges or problems.
“If you need support in areas where you do not have current capacities, I recommend Theirworld’s program. It helped us internally and helped us provide a bigger impact for our beneficiaries. The mentors were amazing.”
For each edition of the awards, an expert panel chooses the winners – looking for original and exciting programs which Theirworld can support to scale up.
Applicants’ projects should combine education and one or more of these areas – healthcare, nutrition, sanitation, social protection, play and nurturing care.
Applications are open until 31 July and the winners will be announced in September, with the programs beginning later this year.
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