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About us

Our vision is of a world without poverty, injustice and inequality where people, regardless of cultural, social and political divides, come together for mutual benefit, living in peaceful co-existence.

Skillshare International is an international volunteering and development organisation.  We work in partnership with communities in Africa and Asia to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality and to further economic and social development. 

We do this by sharing and developing skills and ideas, facilitating organisational and social change and building awareness of development issues: 

  • International volunteering. Our development workers, short-term consultants and other volunteers share their skills with local colleagues in our partner organisations.

  • Our leadership development programme enhances the long-term strategic leadership capability of our partner organisations.

  • We work with our partners to access funding and develop strategies for financial sustainability

  • Networking enables our partners to share information, learning and best practice with other organisations.

  • Participating in policy and advocacy activities enables our partners to advocate for positive change.

  • We work with medical students and health professionals to build awareness of development issues.

Our values 

  • We value the right of people and communities to determine and develop their own future.
  • We are committed to collective and individual empowerment.
  • We believe that working in partnership is central to effective economic, social and organisational development.

Where your money goes

We are committed to minimising our working costs so that as much of your money as possible reaches the projects that we support. Here's how we spend each £1 that we receive:

Pie chart detailing breakdown of Skillshare International's spending

If you would like to support our work, please click the red "Give" button at the top of this page, and you will be transferred to our secure online donations service. If you would like to fundraise for us, please contact Claire on [email protected] If you would like any more information on Skillshare International and our work, please contact [email protected]


Registered Charity number 802576. Company limited by guarantee 2447107.