Our work wouldn't be possible without the generous support of so many partners. This list is by no means exhaustive and we are extremely grateful to everyone supporting us.
The UK Government Department for International Development (DfID)
The UK Government supports PEAS through UK Aid Match. UK Aid Match is the British Government’s scheme to give the public a say in how a portion of the existing aid budget is spent by matching public donations to charity appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries. This support will enable PEAS to improve the quality of our schools even further.
Ministry of Education and Sports, Government of Uganda
PEAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government in 2010, entering into a secondary education public-private partnership. Through this, PEAS receives a per pupil per term capitation grant (Universal Secondary Education, or USE, grant), enabling PEAS to eliminate tuition fees for eligible students. We meet quarterly with the Minister, Hon. Lt. Jessica Alupo, who also opened the Nangonde ARK-PEAS High School in March 2012, and the Government has expressed a hope of applying learnings from the PEAS network to other secondary schools in Uganda.
Ministry of Education, Government of Zambia
Teacher salaries at the PEAS school in Zambia are paid for by the Government through a special agreement with PEAS. As teacher salaries are one of the biggest expenses for a school, this cost-saving allows PEAS to keep costs to students low. We are working with the Government to develop new models of public support for private schools such as PEAS.
ARK (Absolute Return for Kids)
In the UK, ARK runs a network of high-achieving, non-selective schools for public benefit in some of the country’s most disadvantaged areas. We are working with ARK through our Partnership for Public Education to launch ten secondary schools, with the first two launching in 2012. Combining PEAS’ experience with ARK’s rigorous focus on quality and measuring results, we will radically improve the life chances of every one of our students.
The Best Practice Network (BPN)
The Best Practice Network is a company whose vision is to be the leading provider of professional development in the Children's Services sector. BPN fundraise to support the annual PEAS teacher conference in Uganda. In 2012 two members of BPN staff traveled to Uganda to visit a school and name a classroom.
Build IT International
Built It International works to provide young people with practical construction experience alongside on-site training by construction specialists so that trainees are able to gain a TEVETA (Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority) construction qualification. Having already built one school together in Zambia, George Secondary School, PEAS and Build It International are working together on expanding facilities at George as well as building a new school in Kawama.
The Costa Foundation supports coffee-growing communities around the world. A highly successful partnership has developed between PEAS and the Costa Foundation and the Foundation has already funded four PEAS schools in Uganda since 2011. A further two opened at the beginning of 2013. It is a partnership we hope that will continue to provide secondary education to Ugandans living in coffee growing areas.
The COINS Foundation
COINS is a company that works in the construction industry, supplying construction and house-building software. The COINS Foundation aims to fund projects that offer relief to vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities both in the UK and internationally. We are hugely grateful to the COINS foundation for their support in expanding our school building programme and in facilitating our partnerships with other charities working in our field.
The Danson Foundation
The Danson Foundation is supporting PEAS to provide access to secondary education to children in Western Uganda and has funded the construction and launch of two new secondary schools; Samling PEAS High School in Kasingo sub-county, Kabarole District (opened February 2012 ); and Samling Kichwamba High School in Kichwamba sub-county, Kabarole District (opened in February 2013). PEAS looks forward to working further with the Danson Foundation on expanding these schools and in piloting education quality programmes.
The Equitable Charitable Trust
The Equitable Charitable Trust gave PEAS a three year grant to build and equip laboratories in new PEAS schools, which was key to providing PEAS students access to science education. They have now funded the provision of teacher housing at Kiira View Secondary School, which is an organisational priority in order to improve the quality of education in our schools.
Fondation Eagle have funded a number of PEAS projects, including permanent kitchens with fuel efficient stoves and numerous dormitories at PEAS schools. They have also funded the provision of lightning conductors across existing PEAS schools and helped with launch costs of Samling PEAS High School.
The Waterloo Foundation
The Waterloo Foundation is a grant-making foundation based in Wales that runs a number of different funding programmes including world development. In 2011, The Waterloo Foundation partly funded the construction of a new PEAS school in Northern Uganda (Lamwo Kuc Ki Gen High School) as well as our work with the Ugandan government. They have since committed to a three year grant to support the continued expansion of the school as well as further capacity building in the PEAS Uganda team.
The Laura Case Trust
The Laura Case Trust is helping PEAS put some of our students through university, on the understanding that they will return to PEAS schools for 3 years to act as finance managers and science teachers. The trust awards a grant to PEAS to cover the cost of the students' university fees.
Teach First is a not-for-profit organisation that selects outstanding graduates from Britain's top universities and places them as teachers in 'challenging schools' for a period of at least two years. John Rendel, PEAS CEO, is a Teach First alumni himself and qualified as a maths teachers through the programme. PEAS sends alumni of the Teach First programme to Uganda and Zambia, with two main roles; supporting the founding and expansion of PEAS schools and helping to develop teaching and learning by transferring the skills and knowledge they have learnt during their time in UK schools. Teach First also supports PEAS in many other ways, not least by providing subsidised office space in London.
Arbor Education Partners
In collaboration with Arbor, we have deployed a completely mobile school management system to connect the PEAS schools, located in remote rural areas, using low-power and low-cost mobile handsets. The system, built by Arbor, allows schools to fully manage student attendance, behaviour, academic performance, staff, school events and payments. The system is further focused around fostering strong communication between schools and local communities by keeping parents involved in their child's education through automated daily SMS notifications.
Venture Partnership Foundation (VPF)
VPF is a grant-making foundation dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurs and the charities they run. PEAS is very proud to have been awarded multi-year funding from VPF, which includes both financial support and consultancy from Oliver Wyman, who were instrumental in the development of the Strategic Plan 2012-2017.
Straight Talk Foundation
Straight Talk Foundation is a Ugandan civil society organisation (CSO) that reaches young people and adults through multiple channels to help them tell their own stories and “re-script” their lives. PEAS has worked with them to induct PEAS Citizenship Education teachers in sexual health related topics.
PEAS is working in partnership with the Got Matar Development Group on the development of a new secondary school serving a rural community in Western Kenya.
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