We plan to reach one million children by 2026
Make a difference
Help light the way for a brighter future. Through bespoke partnerships and donations, support young people across the globe to develop the critical skills needed to succeed at school and beyond.
Reaching over 135,000 students in over 120 countries
Building skills and knowledge
Topical Talk builds knowledge about the news and develops four essential skills: speaking, listening, problem-solving and creativity.
Increased progress development
Children who engage regularly with Topical Talk lessons make up to 7x the progress of their peers who have no skills interventions
There are a few ways to get involved with the work we do
Support disadvantaged young people to develop essential skills and knowledge about the world through high-quality teaching resources, exciting in-person events or by offering volunteer opportunities for staff. Get in touch to discuss how we can build a partnership with you.Email us
“We are so proud to be working with The Economist Educational Foundation and have seen our partnership go from strength to strength. Through their high quality and engaging resources, PA people can connect with students worldwide to have meaningful discussions about the news.”
Jack McMahon, Head of Communities, PA Consulting
Trusts and foundations
Support us to reach disadvantaged young people around the world and help them build essential skills and knowledge to navigate and thrive in our complicated changing world.Email us
“We’re proud to support The Economist Educational Foundation to provide young people with the resources needed to engage with the news in school. It’s great to see all the work they’re doing to teach the next generation how to challenge misinformation and navigate polarised debates.”
Communications Officer, The Portal Trust