At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Women

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Our aim is to give young people a profound grounding in human rights, equality, empathy and ethics thereby building the foundation for individual and societal progress.  We believe that education must do more than produce individuals who can read, write and count.  It must produce responsible caring and respectful global citizens who can rise to the challenges of the 21st Century.  By adding social and emotional learning (SEL) as the foundation for Human Rights to numeracy and literacy skills, our vision is to holistically educate the world’s children, bringing sustainable human development, peaceful and free communities and social, emotional and economic returns for all nations.

Our project goal is to secure national commitment to adopt and implement as compulsory and from the earliest years, the comprehensive SEL curriculum that we have written (with input from visionary experts in SEL) to empower and transform the mind sets in children and young people around the world. In doing so, we hope to generate a multiplier effect that will also empower teachers, parents and families. More broadly, achieving these goals would make communities safer, healthier, stronger and more economically productive.


2017 Objectives

  1. To have real examples through pilots of our Think Equal curriculum in practice in a minimum of 20 countries across all continents;
  2. To develop metrics from the impact evaluations of the pilots which we believe will evidence significant increases in pro-social behaviour, perspective-taking (empathy) and ability to self-regulate and a significant decrease in anti-social behaviour and gender-stereotyping;
  3. To have commitments from 5 out of the 20 pilot countries to adopt our curriculum as compulsory in their country and agreement from them to adapt and translate it for their constituencies;
  4. To have developed the curriculum for older children, completing 2 to 3 more curriculum levels with input from the leading experts in education, human rights, gender and psychology from around the world;
  5. To equip schools and teachers with the understanding and confidence needed to maximise the successful delivery of the curriculum through complementary and enriching teacher’s aides and training;
  6. To equip the organisation THINK EQUAL with the systems, processes and institutional knowledge needed to take forward its work to the highest standards and expectations.


2017 Activities

  1. Work with at least 177 schools in 20 countries supporting their piloting of the Level 1 curriculum for 3 year-olds;
  2. Work alongside the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence which is leading on the impact evaluation of the pilots;
  3. Promote the rolling-out of our pilots in-country through our National Committees of influential, connected individuals;
  4. Develop proto-types of resources which can be recommended for different school settings and economic, social and political environments;
  5. Write Level 2 and 3 of the curriculum;
  6. Review and update Level 2 and 3 of the curriculum based on on-going feedback from our Advisory Committee culminating in a 2-day conference to collectively agree the final product;
  7. Develop the teaching aides and guides to support teachers in delivering the curriculum;
  8. Explore and start planning for teacher training centres in each continent / global region;
  9. Develop the organisation as it grows to strengthen its infrastructure and capacity to support the delivery of our work.

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