Global emerging markets

We develop partnerships with charities tackling the educational needs of disadvantaged young people in emerging market countries. Each partnership is over a three-year period with charities which deliver real change on the ground. Our employees value being involved and seeing first-hand the impact of these projects.

Our GEM Locations

GEM Locations

Our partners

Hope for children

Hope for children is a UK-registered charity which believes every child deserves a happy, healthy and positive childhood. We are supporting their AWARE (Achieving WAsh for Rights to Education) programme to improve the educational outcomes for children living in one of India’s most deprived districts. The lack of basic sanitation facilities and awareness causes high school absenteeism and drop-out.


AbleChildAfrica works alongside partner organisations in Africa to achieve equal rights for disabled children and young people. We are supporting the preparation, architectural design and construction of a purpose-built, fully inclusive school site.

12 employees from various offices globally travelled to Tanzania to visit the current school and also help in the construction process on the new all-inclusive school site. They enjoyed their time helping the local community. Read here about their trip.

The Karen Hilltribes Trust

The Karen Hilltribes Trust is a UK-registered charity dedicated to helping the marginalised Karen people of Northern Thailand to build a sustainable future for themselves. The charity has three key aims: increase access to education, improve health and secure better livelihoods. We are funding two new school dormitories, school meals and a new school bus.

A group of 12 employees from across the globe met in Thailand to help build a clean water system for a Karen village and visited the second built dormitory. Read here about their trip.


buildOn is a US-based charity which for 20 years has helped rural communities in some of the poorest countries build 780 schools. Our employees have helped to build schools in Senegal, Nepal, Nicaragua and Malawi to remember two colleagues lost in a tragic accident, Andrew McMenigall and Toby Wallace, and to build a lasting legacy in their memory.

Previous partners

Previous partners have included ABC Trust (now Childreach International). See Beyond Borders, Afrikids and ChildHope.

Previous overseas trips

A group of 14 colleagues from our offices globally visited the project in Peru with ChildHope – read here about their trip and the experience.