SThree Partnership

SThree supports a range of SOS Children's Villages programmes across the world, including Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, the Philippines, India, Brazil, USA, Germany and France. They have been one of SOS Children’s Villages UK's transformational corporate partners since 2009.

SThree and its employees set and exceeded a target of donating £1,000,000 to SOS Children's Villages by 2018. The SThree approach has been committed, proactive and generous which has resulted in a strong and successful "can-do" partnership.



By developing a close long-term partnership with SOS UK, I have seen remarkable progress in areas like Chipata. The abandoned children in this under-resourced region now have the care, education and hope they need to grow up safely. I am very proud of our contribution to transforming children’s lives.

Gary Elden OBE
CEO SThree

Strengthening communities

  • SThree has continued supporting the long-term development of the SOS Village in Chipata, Zambia. Chipata city and the surrounding district make up one of the most deprived areas of the world. A house in the Village was funded by SThree and is now home to eight children.
  • Other projects include a medical truck, medical supplies and healthcare; computer tablets for the primary school with a solar charging unit; uniforms, books and school fees; sports equipment and a playground; investment in micro-enterprises and the family strengthening programme; and vocational training places at the Chipata Trades Institute.
  • SThree worked with SOS Children’s Villages UK and Paint-It-Forward to hold a charity auction in 2015 of paintings by children from the Village. These are now displayed around the world.

Education and training

The company is a supporter of lifelong learning from early years education, right through to undergraduate scholarships and skills training for adults. Their support in this area includes: providing fully-funded university scholarships for two female students, one in Malawi and the other in the USA (having grown up in Zimbabwe). Funding covers tuition, boarding, travel and educational resources such as laptops and books.

Employees in the USA fundraised for two years to deliver a computer lab for a community centre in Chicago. SThree has also funded SOS parent and carer training in Cambodia, and flip cameras to equip young filmmakers, as well as two apprenticeships in Berlin, Germany. Employees across Asia are currently raising funds to enable children to go to elementary school in Manila, the Philippines.

Emergency relief

SThree has repeatedly supported SOS Children's Villages UK emergency appeals including Nepal, Haiti, China and East Africa, as well as the refugee crisis in Europe.


Employee engagement

SThree continues to match fund the money employees raise for SOS Children's Villages UK around the world. 


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