We are passionate about helping people reach their full potential in life. Since 2009, we have been actively involved with educational charities in India and Africa. Closer to home, every member of our team is given paid time out of the office each week to help a local charity.
Tutor The Nation is a new educational charity that provides disadvantaged children with free online tuition from university students and graduates. Tuition is currently focused on pupils in the state sector preparing for GCSE and A Level exams. Tutoring sessions are designed to help students gain confidence, and provide them with the tools they need to help them perform better both academically and in their daily lives.
“Tutor The Nation hopes to elicit the wartime spirit to empower volunteers to address the learning loss caused by Covid-19; with a vision to propel this movement far into the future in order to have a widespread impact on attainment and social mobility for generations to come.” Nathaniel McCullagh, Trustee, and Founder of London’s Simply Learning Tuition.
Founded in 2008, Shivia is a UK-based charity who run social enterprises and training schemes to help lift the poorest communities out of poverty through employment and additional income. To fulfil this mission, they strive to raise £350,000 each year. To date, Shivia have helped 8,000 families to rise above the poverty line through micro financing, agricultural technology and training. We are firm believers that education goes beyond the classroom, and are proud to support a charity that develops life and business skills.
Zimbabwe Rural Schools Development Programme
Established in 2001, ZRSDP aims to improve educational opportunities in rural Zimbabwe and to provide new facilities and resources, by working in partnership with schools and other institutions. As well as donating money, we hope to send a tutor to Zimbabwe next summer to help ZRSDP to fulfil their mission to improve educational opportunities. Promoting education around the world is something we care about deeply.
Closer to home, The Squad was founded in 1992 to provide a fun and vibrant youth club for people with learning disabilities. The Squad relies on its diverse group of volunteers to make the club enjoyable and exciting every week. Our Tuition Manager, Sophie Taylor Barthorpe, is an active volunteer and helps to run the Thursday evening club nights. She supports The Squad in organising a whole variety of activities from Backgammon tournaments to trips to the Natural History Museum and an annual residential weekend. The Squad has helped more than 100 young people and was shortlisted for Volunteer Project of the Year 2012 at the Merton Partnership Awards.