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We empower vulnerable women, girls and communities through education.

We empower vulnerable women, girls and communities through education. 

Our work falls into two categories. Firstly, we support local, sustainable education projects in the UK and worldwide by sharing our knowledge and expertise, and helping secure funding through donations and grants. Secondly, we amplify the voices of our partners, and wider issues around female disadvantage, to influence policy and improve access to good quality education across the world. 

Partner projects

We partner with projects that have a proven track record in assisting disadvantaged communities through education. In practice, this involves giving girls and young women the training required to enter a high-quality job, enabling them to lift themselves, their family – and ultimately their community – out of poverty for good. 

It is important that training is appropriate to the local job market. For example, many of the colleges we work with train women in nursing, hospitality or retail. These projects are also run by local people, which is crucial for both community relevance and sustainability. At Wonder, our key driver is to end poverty. But these projects also provide essential personal development support, ensuring students are resilient enough to complete their education and use it to improve their own lives. 

Browse our partner projects

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Awareness Initiatives 

We also believe in the power of education in its wider sense; raising awareness of the issues facing disadvantaged women and encouraging solutions through research, knowledge-sharing and debate. This involves developing resources, carrying out research and running workshops. 

Educational resources 

We are currently piloting a mentoring programme in Latvia, Slovenia, Poland and Spain with a suite of resources to help young people develop resilience and self-belief. Find out more about our Helping Hands project. 

Research 

We commission research projects into areas of female disadvantage – from the language barrier faced by migrants in the UK to the issues surrounding FGM in London.

Browse our research projects. 

Workshops 

We run workshops in schools, organisations and businesses to educate, inspire and encourage discussion about the issues facing women and girls. We recently ran a workshop programme in the UK and Europe to highlight the needs of refugees. Find out more about our Knowing Me Knowing You project.