Jack Clark - United World Schools Charity Back to archive
7th October 2015

Jack Clark came to deliver the Founders' Lecture. Having qualified as a teacher through the Teach First programme, Jack caught the education bug and moved to training adults and leading professional development sessions for a London law firm. Moving abroad Jack helped set up a curriculum for a rural school in Peru before returning to work in Leadership Development for the UK charity, Teaching Leaders. In November 2014 he joined United World School to lead their school partnership programme.

Jack spoke of United World Schools' vision to teach the unreached: Ensuring children in the most remote areas have access to an education. He quoted Malala Yousafzai:

"In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It's their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond....."

UWS gave six schools planned in Nepal, five schools built in Myanmar and 30 schools built in Cambodia.

Following his talk there were multiple questions from the students which Jack answered with full and engaging answers and inspired the pupils to think hard about education and what it means and can do.