Global School Partners facilitates partnerships between schools in Australia and schools in developing nations to enable students from across the globe to connect, share and learn with one another. In addition, we encourage Australians to support our work through sponsorship of students and funding of school projects.

'Simon’s conversations with school administrators, teachers, parents, students, government representatives and community organisations were always focused on giving local communities the opportunities to determine and plan their future visions together' - Anne Gowen


Our aim is to work collaboratively with community groups (schools) and individuals, to achieve mutually agreed goals that build capacity to both alleviate poverty in practical ways and raise awareness of how education can overcome poverty. Our philosophy is based on:

  • The principles of Human Flourishing
  • The principles of the Dignity of the Human Person, recognising the value of and respect for each individual to enable achievement of their full potential 
  • Contribution to the Common Good through building lasting, positive relationships based on Ubuntu – ‘I am who I am because of who we all are'
  • Subsidiarity, which facilitates decisions being made by those who will be most affected 
  • Participation and Preferential Option for the Poor drive our endeavours

We have a long term commitment to building relationships, true and transparent community engagement and sustainable programs and projects.
— Simon Carroll, Chair Global School Partners

What We've facilitated so far

  • 39 water tanks with guttering, providing fresh, clean water on school campuses
  • 78 classrooms, enabling teachers and students to engage in an environment conducive to learning
  • 77 toilets, providing sanitation and reducing illness
  • 330 desks, so students are not working on the floor
  • 122 beds, mattresses and blankets for students who board in our schools
  • 5 schools now have electricity
  • 18 sustainable food programs
  • 1 full kitchen and assistance with another
  • Over 380 text books
  • Over 2,050 exercise books
  • Over 2,500 reading books
  • Multiple sets of education resources and teacher's aids, like wall charts
  • Over 130 soccer balls
  • Over 60 skipping ropes
  • Large quantities of stationery and science laboratory equipment