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International programmes

We work around the globe to transform children’s lives through education. We're helping partners in India and Uganda to build and run schools in some of the world’s poorest communities.

We're also working with government and non-state partners to change education beyond individual schools. We work with partners to develop training programmes for school staff. We build curricula, inspire entrepreneurs, and help to develop policies that keep schools working well.


Ark has just opened a new primary school in India. The school, in New Delhi, is the first that we have set up and operated outside the UK. We’re working with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to create a network of fee-free, high quality primary schools. Our aim is to open 20 high-performing schools in India by 2020.

We know that school improvement is not sustainable if it is attempted in isolation. So we work with a range of partners on initiatives that work to improve education systems. We work to help ensure that children across the world have access to high quality, inspirational teaching.

We’ve partnered with the social enterprise PEAS - Promoting Equality in African Schools - to develop a network of secondary schools in Uganda. These are designed to serve the disadvanted, often isolated, communities who need them most. There are now 24 Ark-PEAS schools in Uganda, educating over 11,000 children. Crucially, these schools are inspiring governments, showing policymakers how they could change the lives of pupils elsewhere in the country.

We are currently piloting a programme in Uganda and India that will help inform a business plan to scale up the use of School Information Systems (SIS). Our vision is to help schools in less developed countries improve student learning outcomes by using data more effectively.

In Zimbabwe, many hospitals are ill-equipped and there is a shortage of doctors and healthcare workers. Because of this, thousands of pregnant women and new babies die every year. Since 2011, we've been providing hospitals with better equipment, as well as training health workers to deliver the urgent care that so many mothers and babies urgently need.