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


Our partners

Purple Community Fund

Purple Community Fund reaches out to communities living in extreme crisis situations in some of the worst slums in the world, who are unable to provide for their most basic needs and with little hope or the ability to change their future. The organisation works closely with their beneficiaries to tackle the solution together. Their education, health, nutrition and livelihood programmes all include volunteers from the community.

The company will support the Community Education Mentoring Programme (CEMP) which is designed to support child workers, children who struggle to stay in school and children who have previously dropped out of school to get back into education. CEMP provides extra tuition and practical and emotional support on a 1-1 basis from trained volunteers with incentives to attend and perform well at school. This allows them to provide for the home and attend school.

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.


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, ChildHope and The Karen Hilltribes Trust.

Previous overseas trips

Nov 2018

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.

Sept 2018

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