Teach the Unreached
With an Infinite Purpose to help create a healthier, greener, more empowered world, Tropic aim to be a force for good beyond beauty. Education empowers children, opening the way for them to access better jobs and higher incomes later in life. With quality education, every child has the tools to reach their full potential. That’s why we’re working with United World Schools, who share our vision of every child having the chance to go to school.
WHO ARE UNITED WORLD SCHOOLS?
United World Schools (UWS) work with local communities and supporters around the world in some of the world's poorest, most remote regions to give every child access to free education, no matter their background. Their work is transforming access to primary education in remote areas of South Asia and - most importantly - focuses on sustainability, ensuring that once the schools are established they remain to serve the community for many decades to come.
Since 2009, UWS has enrolled over 30,000 children into over 150 schools across Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal, effectively breaking the cycle of illiteracy for hundreds of communities.
HOW YOU CAN PLAY A PART
Through our partnership with United World Schools, every Tropic purchase, no matter how big or small, now 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.
OUR DONATIONS GO TOWARDS
- Building new schools and maintaining them.
- Training teachers and improving education quality
- Classroom essentials, such as desks, chairs and whiteboards
- Filling school libraries with books
- Health services such as sanitation
UWS schools are free for all to attend within the community it is built, with all the resources provided.
Education gives these children the ability to empower themselves and catalyse change. In turn, they are then able to help others and strengthen their families and communities. Girls education is particularly important in achieving gender equality. Attending school can prevent girls from marrying young and starting families at an early age. Instead, education gives girls better job opportunities and higher lifetime earnings, allowing them to break out of the cycle of poverty they may be born into. Within the communities that UWS supports, everyone must commit to sending all of their children to school, including girls.
WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED SO FAR?
Since the launch of this partnership in September 2019, together we have managed to fund 822,126 days of education.* That equates to over 5,800 children receiving an education since the start of the school year!
In addition to this amazing figure, we’ve just opened our very first fully funded school! The school has been built in Ta Lart Thmey, a remote fishing village in North East Cambodia with a population of 350 and a literacy rate of less than 10%. Until now, the closest school for the children in this community was a three-and-a-half-hour walk away, putting them among the 62 million children worldwide without access to primary education. However, thanks to you our customers and Ambassadors, every child in the village will now have access to a primary education! The new school has working toilets, fresh water, solar-powered electricity, a library, five classrooms and lots of toys and stationery too.
Our partnership with United World Schools will also fund:
- The recruitment, training, and development of teachers, who speak the local dialect
- Maintenance 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 lots of 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.
Our goal is to provide 1.5 million days of education by the end of 2020 - that's a whole school year of education for 7,500 children - and we are already over halfway there!
Please help us achieve this goal by sharing the video at the top of the page with your friends with the hashtags #LoveTropic and #TeachTheUnreached
We are so grateful for your support of this partnership so far, and hope that you’ll continue to be part of our Infinite Purpose to help create a healthier, greener, more empowered world.
*Figure from September 2019 to April 2020.