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We are a UK registered charity, dedicated to supporting some of the world’s most deprived communities.

International Learning Movement (ILM) is a UK registered charity, dedicated to supporting communities throughout the world. We tackle poverty at its root, by improving access to education and providing opportunities to help our programme participants create a better quality of life.

Our core projects include EducationOrphaned Children, Welfare & SupportSafe Drinking Water and Healthcare, with a focus on Eye Care.

Founded in October 2003, we are a well-established charity operating from our offices in Blackburn, UK. Our goal is to ensure that through our donors, our contribution to society makes a genuine, positive, and long-lasting difference to people's lives.

Most of our work takes place ‘on the ground’ in countries within South Asia and Africa. We operate in a fair and transparent way and are always fully accountable. Consequently, we have also established country offices in India, Pakistan, Malawi, and Bangladesh.

Through our generous donors, we raise funds and help maintain awareness to protect the rights of society’s most vulnerable.

Village lady with a toddler waving to the camera

ILM UK serves the following purposes:

  • To generate understanding and deal with the problems facing orphaned children and those in need throughout South Asia and Africa
  • To motivate the general public, businesses, corporate enterprise and governments to get involved with our cause and support the people throughout our operating areas
  • To give access to a formal education, support orphan children and build child welfare facilities throughout South Asia and Africa together with the provision of clean, safe drinking water, and healthcare
  • To work with and support organisations and projects through charities that have similar goals to ILM UK

We support other projects, too. We focus on the provision of food aid, eye care, and disaster and emergency relief as well as religious education, amplifying voices, community projects and, more recently, sustainable farming and fruit tree sponsorship.

“DO NOT TURN AWAY A POOR MAN... EVEN IF ALL YOU CAN GIVE IS HALF A DATE. IF YOU LOVE THE POOR AND BRING THEM NEAR YOU... GOD WILL BRING YOU NEAR HIM.”

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

Our core values are inspired by the Islamic principle, which honours society’s most marginalised and advocates caring for the vulnerable and the underprivileged throughout the world.

Raising Awareness

The global and social issues that our world faces today relate to all of us, even though many of us in the Minority World are not directly affected by them. ILM UK strives to raise awareness of these issues through online appeals, our website, and through social media. We work to promote a better understanding of human rights issues including equal opportunities, gender and social equality, poverty, and financial justice. We encourage donors, volunteers, and supporters to spread the word and do the same.

Key Principles

We are honest, truthful and comply with the law; it is best practice for us to respect the reasonable requests of donors and other stakeholders, and operate in order to give donors, project participants and other stakeholders a better understanding of how the charity works, its clients, and its fundraising.

Accountability

This is about being responsible to someone for actions taken; about being able to explain, clarify and justify actions. ILM UK acknowledges that someone has a right to know and hold us to account; the organisation has a duty to explain and account for its actions. Therefore, ILM UK has this duty as they have a privileged status, because their purposes are solely for the benefit of the public.

Transparency

Transparency is about being easy to understand and being open, frank and honest in all communications, transactions and operations. Accountability and transparency go hand-in-hand, which involves being aware of who we are accountable to, what the important pieces of information are, and how they can be communicated effectively.