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Registered address:  PO Box 72928,  London,  N13 4TL

Registered charity: 1125512

GHANA:                                             UGANDA:

Registered NGO:  DSW 6759            Registered NGO : 13025  

UK schools partnerships

We are looking to partner with UK schools who want to get engaged, get inspired and get involved in changing the lives of deprived children living in poverty in rural Uganda and Ghana.

The opportunity

We will partner with your school over a year and will tailor-make a package of unique activities to get your students and teachers involved in all aspects of our work.  As a small charity we can offer the following opportunities:-

  • We will partner you with a Play Scheme and you can follow its progress over the year. You will be in regular contact with your Play Scheme (through letter writing & Skype) and we will send you case studies, photos, videos, and evaluation results.

  • Workshops, presentations & seminars for your students to build their understanding & interest of life in remote rural Africa, development challenges & opportunities 

  • The chance to make games, lesson plans and books that will be sent to and used at your Play Scheme.

  • Opportunties to talk to our staff & beneficiaries in Africa via Skype

  • Regular photos, videos, letters and updates from the Play Scheme so students can see the direct impact their support has made.

  • Visits to Ghana or Uganda for teachers & older students

  • Internship & volunteering opportunities with our small UK team 

What's involved?

We ask your school to commits to raising £3,000 over the year.  We are a small charity operating on a shoe-string and we do not have a dedicated fundraiser, so these funds are vital to us and to our ability to meet the costs of setting up and supporting the Play Scheme. This may seem like a daunting target, but we will provide tailored support to help you achieve your target and ensure that fundraising is fun, educational and developmental for your students. We’ll support students to plan, organise and run creative fundraising activities throughout the year. As well as helping hundreds of children in Africa, this will develop your students' organisational, planning, teamwork and communication skills.

This opportunity is available for primary, secondary schools and universities.


Alison’s visit has given pupils a real understanding of what life is like for poor people living in villages in Ghana and Uganda. It is great that they can do something to help, even if only for a few of the millions of destitute children, by making games and books for the children in Africa.

Anne Vaughan, Head of Geography at Royal Alexandra and Albert School

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Alison is truly inspirational and both staff and students felt last Thursday was by far the best day of their Activity week. They have been busily making books and games ever since and the girls are very much looking forward to seeing them in use.

Kate Causier, Assistant Headteacher at Queen Mary’s High School

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Find out more

To find out more about partnership opportunities and to discuss with a member of our team please email info@livelyminds.org   or call 0207 272 0535