Claire Faithorn: The Fast Forward Programme, Sowing Seeds of Possibility

Claire with Mr. Gershom. Principal KangombeIt’s early May and I’m in Kabwe, Zambia – a dusty and somewhat forgotten town. Through my visit I’ve come to understand more about the progress and impact of our International Education Programme Fast Forward which we’re piloting in a school here. The school I’m visiting has 175 pupils, but another […]

Saoirse McCann Brings ‘Fast Forward’ to Nairobi

Late 2015 was an extremely exciting one for Suas – as we launched two new pilot projects under our Fast Forward programme. The aim of ‘Fast Forward’ is to help improve the quality of education for some of the most disadvantaged communities in Kenya and Zambia. With Fast Forward we focus on community schools that […]

Brian Cusack: A Chance For No More Scars

‘Sucanto had scars and burns all over his small fingers and hands. Underneath the skin there were permanent blue dye marks. I’d always thought he had been injured in a textile factory.’ Brian Cusack volunteered as a Suas teaching assistant with Development Action Society (DAS) in Kolkata, 2014. One of the boys he worked with, […]

Duchess of Cornwell visits Suas Project in Galway

The Duchess of Cornwall visits Suas Literacy Support Programme at Claddagh National School, Galway Today (May 19th) Suas, the educational charity welcomed Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall to their Literacy support programme in the Claddagh National School in Galway.

Partha Sardar: Bridging the Gap

Partha first attended the Sabuj Kunri Centre, run by our partners Sabuj Sangha and funded by Suas, at age 6. With his father’s sudden departure from the family home and lots of siblings to raise, Partha’s mother focused on earning money to feed her family, leaving home early each morning meant Partha spent much of […]

Tomina Khatun: Leading the Change

“I love to study,” Tomina says, “And I love my school because my teachers are so friendly and I can read books all the time” Tomina attends primary school in the community of Chariswar in south Kolkata, India. It is an area rife with poverty; small homes constructed of mud, whose residents are largely pottery […]

Naushad Khan: The difference Volunteers make

Naushad Khan, Director of ShineShine Foundation, working towards development of urban slums in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, started in 2006 in the slums of Jagdamba camp, Panchsheel Vihar. Initiated with the aim to support marginalized children through educational opportunities, today Shine has expanded to Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and Lakkarpur (Faridabad, Haryana) with […]

Diana Musenya: On the Path

My name is Diana Musenya and I am an alumnus of Gatoto Primary School. I have been involved with Gatoto in one way or another for over seventeen years. I went to Gatoto School from 1997 to 2003 when I sat for my KCPE examination. When the results were released in December of that year […]