In September 2019, we launched our partnership with United World Schools to fund education for children living in some of the world’s poorest, most remote communities through every Tropic purchase.
Our Infinite Purpose to help create a healthier, greener, more empowered world drives us to be a force for good beyond beauty, and what better way to put this into practice than by empowering some of the 62 million children without access to primary education, opening the way for them to access better opportunities and higher incomes later in life.
WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED SO FAR?
Since the launch of this partnership, from September 2019 to January 2020, together we have funded 504,958 days of education. That equates to a year's worth of education for over 2,500 children.
And where better to learn than at our first school, fully funded by our charity partnership! This school has been built in a remote fishing village called Ta Lart Thmey in North East Cambodia. The village has a population of 350 and due to the nearest school previously being a three-and-a-half hour walk away, less than 10% of this community can read or write. The residents also had no access to clean, running water, toilets, or health services.
However, thanks to you, our customers and our Ambassadors, every child in the village will now have access to a primary education! Their new school has working toilets, fresh water, solar-powered electricity, a library, five classrooms and lots of toys and stationery too.
Our UWS partnership will also fund:
- The recruitment, training and development of teachers
, who speak the local dialect
of the site, to safeguard against flood or storm damage
- The provision of Education Officers
to continually develop the education provided
- A broad range of classroom essentials
, such as desks, chairs, whiteboards, and stationery
There’s still work to be done to the school, but we’ll be continuing to support UWS as they work with the local community to undertake further renovation and improvements while growing and supporting their existing schools too.
This is a momentous occasion in the Tropic history books and an epic milestone in sharing our Infinite Purpose. If this is what we can do in under 6 months, we can’t wait to see how many young people we can all help together this year.
OUR GOALS CONTINUED
With your continued support, we aim to raise one million days of education by the end of 2020 - the equivalent of 5,000 individual children’s education for an entire year!
For more information on our partnership with United World Schools, click here.
Don’t forget, this collaboration means that every single Tropic purchase, no matter how big or small, funds education for children living in some of the world’s poorest, most remote communities.
For every collective £50 spent with us (excluding delivery), a whole school day in either Cambodia, Nepal or Myanmar will be donated.
Thank you for your support in helping us to create a healthier, greener, more empowered world - none of it would be possible without you.