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Feb 25, 2020

This is a special edition of the Better Angels podcast where we talk to iconic changemakers around the world.

This episode has been recorded for the People’s Postcode Lottery – for everyone who plays it and everyone who works there supporting both the players and the charities – at Theirworld we want to say thank you and share some of our stories from our Better Angels interviews so you can hear about the impact that your support makes.

Here you will hear from global leaders from the United Nations, European Commission, Africa, and Lebanon, from the Theirworld leadership team, our ambassador Nick Sharratt and if you listen to the end how well known actors like David Morrissey, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant add their voices to our campaigns and causes they care about.

Theirworld’s vision is to end the global education crisis and unleash the potential of the next generation.

Five years ago, while nearly half of the world’s out-of-school children were caught up in conflict, its aftermath and natural disasters around the world, big change was needed. This meant addressing large-scale structural change as well as determining what works on the ground - from school transport and nutritious meals to trauma counselling and effective teaching for refugee children. The players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have enabled Theirworld to tackle new areas of involvement, push our campaign worldwide and get right up close to the decision-makers who can unlock that big change and create a brighter future for millions of children.

We believe that the trust that the players, and the team at People’s Postcode Lottery, have placed in Theirworld has made a difference to our goals. And we would like to share with you some of the perspectives on how we go about addressing the global education crisis

Contributors (in order of appearance)

Sarah Brown
Chair, Theirworld

Graça Machel
Global advocate for women’s and children’s rights

Wanja Maina
Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld.

Jamira Burley
Youth engagement advisor, Theirworld

Amina Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General, the United Nations

Annemiek Hoogenboom
Country Director, People’s Postcode Lotteries

Christos Stylianides
Former European Commissioner for Humanitarian and Aid Crisis Management

Melissa Fleming
Head of Communications, the United Nations

Elias Bou Saab
Former Lebanese Minister for Education and Higher Education

Justin van Fleet
President, Theirworld

Nick Sharratt
Children’s illustrator and author

Yasmine Sherif
Director, Education Cannot Wait

David Morrissey
Actor and UNHCR ambassador

David Tennant

Sir Patrick Stewart

Shazia Ramzan
Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld

Kainat Riaz
Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld

Better Angels is presented by Sarah Brown. The producer is Ben Hewitt, and it is edited by Warren Borg of Worgie productions. February 2020.