Get Involved as a School

There can be little doubt of the transformative power of education and our school partnerships have raised an incredible £500,000 over the last 10 years.

The funds raised by schools in the UK have gone directly to projects that promote educational opportunity and achievement for young people in Zambia – young people whose aspirations would otherwise be severely limited.

All our partnerships with UK schools are bespoke and range from Beyond Ourselves providing lesson resources to facilitating educational student trips to Zambia.

A partnership with us will help your young people develop a greater appreciation and understanding of global issues such as poverty, aid and development and contribute effectively towards SMSC goals. In our experience our school partnerships nurture respect, tolerance and a genuine desire by those involved to serve their local and global community, both now and in the future.

We can’t do what we do without these special partnerships with UK Schools so, if you would like to join us on our journey, we’d love to hear from you. Do get in touch!

Explore the many way that you can get involved as a school through our events, by fundraising or by donating.


Who doesn’t love having a fun event at school to ring the changes and raise some funds?  You can discover those pupils who are entrepreneurs too and can raise money in different ways.  Do let us know what ideas you have but we’ve listed some below if you’re stuck!  

Recent Event

Group of Cranleigh School teachers getting involved by running the Royal Parks half marathon run for Beyond Ourselves

Royal Parks Half Marathon

On Sunday 8th October we had 10 runners raising funds for Beyond Ourselves! It was a great fundraiser and a lovely warm run through the London parks! Thanks to all who took part! 

If you would like to have a place next year then please do get in touch via our contact form and let Karen know.

Above: 2019 Cranleigh School team who ran in the Royal Parks Half - some weighted down to make it just that little bit harder!

‘It has been an absolute privilege to have partnered with Beyond Ourselves for the last 10 years. It is fantastic to see how a week of being immersed in Zambian culture can have such a heart-warming, life changing and challenging impact on our students and staff.’
Amanda Reader
Beyond Ourselves Liaison Teacher


Across the schools we are linked with, there has been a huge variety of ways pupils have raised funds. From readathons to selling roses on Valentines Day.

There have been team events and tournaments in a variety of sports, some of them covering the distance to Zambia!

Donating a day’s lunch money or a week’s coffee money or sweets money.

Zambia days, Mufti Days, Music events…

And from the arty and the entrepreneurial pupils – selling crafts, cards, clothes and cakes. As well as creative business ideas turning £10 into £192!

Not to mention all the miles that have been run over the years including full and half marathons and one extremely keen member of school staff ran 2020 miles in 2020!

Fundraising Inspiration

Cranleigh School teacher running a sponsored run for Beyond Ourselves

Sponsored Runs

One school teacher challenged herself to run 2020 miles in 2020.  She did this in the space of 45 days!

Boy enjoying playing on a scooter

Playground Challenges

From Nursery School 'Pedal Pushes' to a serious number of laps run around a Secondary School field, Playground Challenges are a great way for all pupils to get involved and raise funds.

Donate as a School

Find out how your school can connect, contribute to a specific project and make a direct impact on education in Zambia.

Our Sixth Form consistently start out by thinking they are going primarily to help the local community in Zambia, but within a few days quickly discover the growth is mostly happening in them! The Beyond Ourselves team are brilliant at sharing their own stories, and their wonderfully enabling vision for development. The highlights of every trip are the evening spent reflecting with a member of the team on all that the students have experienced and learned.
Revd Tim Lewis
Chaplain, Cranleigh School

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