Who we are

Feed the Minds believes that education makes a world of difference. Through education and training we provide the skills and knowledge for individuals to transform their own lives and communities.

Our practical, life-enhancing projects enable long-term, sustainable change by building people’s skills, knowledge and understanding. We don’t just focus on A, B, C and 1, 2, 3 but embed literacy skills into health, work skills, civic participation and peacebuilding

We began in 1964 as a £1 million adult education appeal launched by the Archbishop of York. We’ve come a long way since then, thanks to the support of thousands of individuals, churches, partner organisations and funders. But adult education is still our focus.

Our work benefits around 100,000 people every year, from Bangladesh to Zambia.

“I find it inspiring to see the results of our work every day. It means real change for real people – empowerment and transformation for people who were previously the most marginalised in their communities.”

– Josephine Carlsson, Director, Feed the Minds.


Great Josephine Photo