Establishing direct international relationships between schools

Twins is a charity that links UK schools with schools in areas hit by natural disasters and/or need, both for practical support and for cultural understanding.

Every penny raised by a UK school is spent directly on its own ‘twin’ school. Nothing is taken by Twins for administration and funds are not spread between schools.  This means that everything raised by those in the UK is spent on those with whom they are building direct relationships overseas.

Meanwhile, friendship and mutual understanding are established between children of differing cultures through a selection of interactive programmes. Some of these programmes are designed to form part of the Year 6 curriculum.

Twins is supported by its Patrons, with governance provided by its Trustees.


Provide assistance to your twinned school by raising funds to provide practical assistance in rebuilding programmes


Support your twinned school by funding equipment in areas such as IT, Science, Sport or Infrastructure


Foster cultural understanding between twinned schools through schemes including the Pen Pal and Geography programmes

Read more about what Twins can mean for your school