Awards & recognition

You can find a list of our awards, fellowships and nominations here.


  • Finalist for Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million in the Charity Times Awards.




  • Appeared in The Economist as an example of the multiple benefits that come from putting more emphasis on early childhood development.​

  • Featured in Journeys to Scale report by The Center for Education Innovations and UNICEF, which showed innovations in education and lessons learned on the great journey to scale up programs with high disruption potential.


  • One of five winners of the Innovations in Education Competition run by UNICEF Innovations Unit and Results for Development to find potentially transformative innovative education programs in the developing world.​

  • One of ten Champions of the Re-Imagine Learning Competition run by Lego Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers, selected out of over 630 entries from 63 countries by a panel of expert judges.


  • Our founder & CEO, Alison, was a finalist in the Clarins/YOU Magazine Dynamisante Woman of the Year award.


  • In November 2011 our founder and CEO, Alison Naftalin won the prestigious Civil Service Award for Volunteering.


  • Our founder and CEO Alison Naftalin was selected out of 2000 people to be a finalist in the Vodafone World of Difference Award.

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