Our Partners

We work with many civil society, government and private sector partners at national and local levels. Our global partnerships are based on mutual understanding and respect.

Overseas Partners

We work primarily through in-country partners. Working in collaboration with local NGOs helps us build upon the strengths of existing work and also ensures long-term sustainability.
Suas provide technical support in design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of education programmes. We also focus on building capacity of local staff, through tailored organisational development initiatives as well as identifying direct funding opportunities for partners so that our programmes can continue without international support in the long term.

Development Action Society

DAS is a community based NGO working in 25 communities in West Bengal. DAS was founded in 1989 by Sheela Sengupta and Purabi Roy, social workers from Kolkata. DAS have an extraordinary relationship with local communities in the area and focus on access and quality education for all children. The Suas/DAS partnership began in 2002 and we work together to design and implement quality education programmes to ensure all children have the opportunity to realise their potential.
Case study: Tomina Khatun - Leading the change
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Sabuj Sangha

Sabuj Sangha is a community based NGO working in West Bengal.  Established in 1975 in Nandakumarpur, a small rural village in the Sundarbans, Sabuj Sangha have grown into a vibrant organisation now serving a community of over 500,000 people. The organisation continues to be firmly rooted in the local community with their primary focus being on empowerment and sustainability. The Suas/Sabuj Sangha partnership began in 2004 and together we work to design and implement quality education programmes.
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Gatoto Integrated Development Programme

Gatoto is a primary school serving over 1,000 children in the Mukuru Kwa Reuben slum in the industrial area of Nairobi.  Founded by the local community in 1999, it is now recognised as one of the foremost schools in Kenya for academic achievement.  Gatoto also has a strong extra-curricular ethos with most of the children involved in activities outside of school hours. The Suas/Gatoto partnership began in 2004 and we work closely together to provide quality education to the children of Mukuru.
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Vikramshila Education Resource Society (1989) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working across West Bengal. Vikramshila are strongly committed to systemic change Vikramshila work in partnership with more than 120 grassroots organisations, teachers, national and state government to bring about a positive transformational change in education. The Suas/Vikramshila partnership began in 2008 and together we work towards making quality education a reality for all children.
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Pratham is the largest non-governmental organisation in India with a mission of “Every child in school and learning well”. Pratham was established in 1994 to provide pre-school education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage. Pratham reach over 500,000 children across 30 cities through their Urban Programmes. The Suas/Pratham partnership began in 2012 and we work together, sharing ideas and resources to ensure quality learning outcomes for all children.
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The Shine Foundation has been operational in India since 2006, with a mission towards the development of marginalized urban slum communities of Delhi. Starting with 70 children in an Alternative Education programme, today Shine have grown to a vibrant organisation serving over 1000 children but still remain closely connected with the communities and their needs. The Suas/Shine partnership began in 2012 and we work together to ensure quality learning outcomes for children across Delhi.


Sakshi are a community based NGO working in Delhi since 1995. Sakshi’s Mission is to empower slum children and communities to break the vicious cycle of urban poverty, through the principles of empowerment and sustainability. The Sakshi/Suas partnership began in 2012 and together we work to ensure quality learning outcomes for children in schools.  
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