Learning for Life has had an incredible journey since it began in 1994. The initial idea, developed by Charlotte Bannister Parker and Sophia Swire, was to help develop girls’ education in India and Pakistan. Nineteen years on, we have expanded our vision and commitment, working with street and working children, as well as impoverished communities across South Asia, in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
In addition, Learning for Life has advocated for greater recognition of development issues within the UK.
Learning for Life continues to create transparent local partnerships to work with neglected and isolated communities and individuals.
We continue to tackle difficult issues in South Asia, working with girls in post-Taliban Afghanistan communities: reconstructing schools after the earthquake in Pakistan, communities cut off by floods in Bangladesh, and children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS in India.