Earlier this month, we set up a fundraiser in memory of Maria Polman, the mother of Paul Polman, our IMAGINE co-founder and former CEO of Unilever. A shining light who has brought much joy to so many. 

Maria and Paul


 The generosity of many people enabled us to raise over £5,000 in just a couple of weeks in support of education in Nepal. 

We need to raise a further £15,000 to be doubled, to fully fund a school in Nepal.

Donate to our fundraiser before 29th July and the UK government will double all donations from UK donors as part of United World Schools’ Happily Ever Smarter campaign, which aims to reach 10,000 children in remote, marginalised communities across Asia, particularly Nepal.

Happily Ever Smarter

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Maria was a shining light who brought joy to so many.

Maria Polman

United World Schools have supported 43,000 children from some of the poorest areas of Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar with a life-changing education, which was a cause close to Maria's heart.

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Photos from 'The Maria School' in Nepal

Donate before 29th July 2021, and the UK government will double your donation if you’re a UK resident. Let’s build and equip a new school in memory of Maria!

Maria dancing

Thank you for your generosity and for honouring Maria’s life.


Clare Wills