Podcast 45: What Impact Can Charity Work Have On Education?

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What is it like to work for a worldwide charity, promoting, advocacy, communication and fundraising?

Our 26th interview in the 100 Women series is with Emily Doe, community fundraiser and Kate Cotton, senior programmes specialist for UNICEF UK.

In this 27-minute podcast, listen to Holly Gardner talk with Kate Cotton and Emily Doe from UNICEF UK.

  • explore the importance of play in a child’s life
  • describe how the practice of teaching has had different effects on their lives
  • explain what the PlayGround Challenge is and how school’s can get involved
  • discuss how UNICEF supports children’s learning and has an impact on outcomes
  • understand the changes Emily and Kate want to see in education
  • reinforce how rewarding charity work is
  • define which career achievements are providing ongoing value to children in need
  • reveal which women they would invite to a dinner party.

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

You can find out more about UNICEF’s Playground Challenge campaign to help children play, fundraise and help change the lives of other children around the world. Sign up for a fundraising pack!


In the main photograph above, brother Ayas, 5, and Younus, 9, were forced to leave their home in Myanmar when conflict erupted. They now live in the Balukahli refugee camp, where they can play and learn in their favourite place – the Unicef child-friendly space.