Education 4 Everyone was founded in March 2017. We were officially recognised by the Charities Commission as a registered charity (number 1172424) shortly after in April 2017. Getting to where we are now has not been easy. The roots of this charity were planted in 2008 when the founders, Dean Brockway, Christine Brockway, and a close friend started ‘Primary Education for All’ (soon after to be renamed Educate the World UK).
In 2013 Christine was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The progress of the charity ground to a halt as Dean took care of his wife as her full-time carer. Christine passed away in 2014, and shortly after the charity was closed. Following this awful event, Dean spent years in reflection. In Christine’s memory, Dean decided to relaunch and set up this new charity, Education for Everyone. Ever since he has worked tirelessly to continue the meaningful work carried out by the charity.
Education for Everyone is run by a board of trustees with backgrounds in education, military, and business. We are generously supported by a great team of patrons, ambassadors and advisors. We believe in universal education and work towards removing the barriers which are currently preventing this from being achieved. The children of today will be business and political leaders of tomorrow, therefore educating them on the barriers which prevent universal education is a major step in helping to achieve this goal in the future.
In addition, the charity works to ensure that people of any age have the education and skills necessary to make the most of the opportunities offered to them throughout their lives. The charity currently runs two main programmes: (i) Barriers to Education and (ii) Rangers Riding Ranch.
Barriers to Education
In 2000, the world made a promise that every child would have access to education by the year 2015. This monumental effort made sure that 85% of Children have access to the education they deserve. As it currently stands, 15% of the world’s children do not have access to education – leaving 59,000,000 children without one.
To make sure that universal education provision does not slip from the political agenda the world made a new promise: that the final fifteen percent – those fifty-nine million children – would, by the year 2030, have access to quality education. Our Barriers to Education project is geared towards younger audiences because the children that we can engage with and motivate now will be, in fifteen years’ time or possibly more when we are in the final battle to help every child go to school, the businesspeople, the educators and the political leaders who can make universal education happen if they are educated on the barriers which currently prevent it.
Education for Everyone supports projects around the world, both in developed and developing countries, which are working to remove barriers to education in the areas they operate in. Support may include, building a new classroom, paying the salary for a new teacher, or supplying educational materials and uniforms for pupils. We also run a child sponsorship programme.
COVID-19 restrictions made it difficult to ensure funds sent outside the UK were being spent as intended therefore the Board of Trustees took the decision to suspend our overseas work. Now restrictions are being lifted in many countries we are slowly restarting our overseas work. We have appointed a country co-ordinator in Bangladesh who will oversee our work there and are now supporting a school on the edge of the Masai Mara in Kenya in association with the owners of Fisi Camp.
Rangers Riding Ranch
Rangers Riding Ranch is our flagship project in the UK and, when fully operational will serve children and young people with additional needs, veterans, and active personnel with visible and invisible disabilities as well as current and former cancer patients. It will be a therapeutic centre whose objective is to foster confidence, achievement, and skills through the use of a wide range of equestrian and non-equestrian therapeutic programmes. For more information, please visit the project-specific website at www.rangersridingranch.org.
For more information and/or to make a donation in support of the charity’s work please visit www.e4echarity.org or follow our social media accounts:
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