Eradicating global poverty is no easy feat, but when united, there's little that we cannot change or achieve.
We are a UK registered charity, dedicated to supporting some of the world’s poorest people in communities we work with.
International Learning Movement (ILM) is a UK registered charity, dedicated to supporting some of the world’s poorest people in communities we work with. We tackle poverty at its root, by improving access to education and providing society’s most vulnerable with opportunities for a better quality of life.
Founded in October 2003, we are a well-established progressive 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 the people who need it most.
Most of our work physically 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 maintain awareness to protect the rights of society’s most vulnerable, such as: orphaned children, widows, the elderly and the frail.
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 women’s 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 truly inspired by the Islamic principle, which honours society’s most marginalised and advocates caring for the vulnerable and the underprivileged throughout the world.
The global and social issues that our world faces today relate to all of us, even though many of us in the developed 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.
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.
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 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.