Giving Back


“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Aesops Fable: The Lion and the Mouse.

Every time a school uses 4myschools, or a teacher registers with us, we are able to give the profits we make back to the community. We give to recognised projects locally, nationally and internationally.

We aim to improve to children’s life chances generally and for this reason our donations are given to causes which are wider than donating to individual schools. In 2013, 4myschools gave a charitable donation of £50,000 to the Essex Association of Head Teachers to support teaching and learning.

In the wider community, 4myschools recognises that educationally disengaged children often live with hard-to-reach families. To raise children’s aspirations, and ultimately educational attainment, this negative cycle needs to be broken. We aim to help schools interact effectively with the families of the children they are educating.

Where appropriate, 4myschools initiates specific projects to enhance the educational experience of the children in schools.

Mount Kilimanjaro raising funds to help disadvantaged people to access education in Tanzania

A long way to go on Mount Kilimanjaro

Simone Payne and her 14 year old son Seb raised a further £1,000 for CCBRT disability hospital Tanzania. CCBRT is funded by donations and helps children and adults in desperate need access corrective surgery or treatment to get them back into education or work, ending the cycle of poverty. The donations went to towards treatment to restore children’s vision and other surgery enabling school attendance which would have been previously impossible.

“I have just returned from Dar es Salaam, where I saw the impact of your support for CCBRT first hand. The Eye Unit was full of patients like 2 year old Rosemarie, brought to CCBRT for cataract surgery. Thanks to 4myschools, surgeons were able to fully restore Rosemarie’s vision.  Eye sight is critical  to a young girl like Rosemarie, her future and sight has been restored with no barrier to her education, and it’s thanks to 4myschools.” Alexandra Cairns External Affairs Manager Kupona Foundation

The broader context

To improve the lives of children in the developing world, we work with carefully selected charities. So far the donations we have been able to make thanks to schools and teachers support has benefited over 1 million people. Yes that is over 1 million people getting access to clean water amongst other things.

These donations have contributed to the following projects:

We have committed to contribute to projects through Buy1Give1 Business For Good (B1G1) – a collective brand for businesses that share the vision of giving back and making a difference in our world. Access to education is fundamental to the success of children and the societies of which they are a part. No one should be denied the right to learn.

Sadly, in the world today, there are many children for whom education takes a back seat as their focus is on securing their survival. 4myschools works, in partnership with B1G1, wants to address this by providing water for people in the developing world. Every time your school uses the 4myschools service to hire a supply teacher, one person is provided with a day’s supply of water by B1G1.

We have helped over one million people with access to clean water. We have enabled a well to be built in Ethiopia and by contributing through regular donations we have achieved great things and will continue to do much more!

Ethiopian Well built in October 2014

Ethopian Well
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Children in Crisis

Children in crisis

In 1993, UK-based charity, Children in Crisis, was established to give children in some of the world’s poorest countries the education they need to help transform their lives. Its mission is: “Where resources are few, where education is needed to heal the nation, and where it is too remote for others, our aim is to support children to read, write, think, pursue their life goals and contribute positively to their communities.”

Ensuring the education of children is one of the reasons why Children in Crisis exists. It believes there is a moral duty to protect and nurture the most vulnerable and dependent children in society. Through education, children have a fairer chance in life, and above all, can flourish in order to contribute positively to their families and society.


The J’s Hospice provides nursing and end of life care, respite care, psychosocial care and bereavement support. Specialist help is given in the comfort of the patient’s own home. The J’s Hospice has a target to build the first age-appropriate hospice for 18 to 40 year olds in the East of England with life-limiting conditions. The organisation wants young adults to have the best possible quality of life, and live as independently as they can.

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Aesops Fable: The Lion and the Mouse.