Jacobs Foundation Klaus J. Jacobs Award

Sabre’s work with Right To Play to scale kindergarten play-based teacher training nationally was shortlisted for the Jacobs 2022 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes. These prizes recognise non-profits, businesses, and social ventures that are introducing innovative solutions to some of education’s biggest challenges.

Global Schools Forum Impact@Scale Award

Our Transformational Teacher Training programme was shortlisted in the top 12 innovations for the Global Schools Forum Impact@Scale Lab! This amazing opportunity enabled us to work with GSF to scale our play-based teacher training to low-free private schools across Ghana, helping to improve Covid-19 learning loss.

Watch CEO Susan Place-Everhart and Executive Director Tony Dogbe’s acceptance video.

UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

We were honoured to receive the prestigious UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers, for our Fast-track Transformational Teacher Training project in a ceremony held on World Teacher’s Day at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

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Better Society Awards 2017

Our partner Arup won ‘Pro Bono Company of the Year’ for their ongoing work and support on our Building Playful Schools programme, designing safe, sustainable and child-centred kindergarten schools.

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Third Sector Excellence Awards 2013

We were absolutely thrilled to win the Corporate Partnership Award at the Third Sector Excellence Awards in 2013 for our partnership working with Arup and the creation and implementation of our Building Playful Schools programme.

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Nadine Adamski wins Best up and Coming Fundraiser

In 2012 our Head of Fundraising & Communications Nadine Adamski won the Institute of Fundraising’s ‘Best up and Coming Fundraiser’ award.
The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. Its mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and the institute champions and promotes fundraising as a career choice.

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WISE Awards 2020 Finalist

We are thrilled that our Transformational Teacher Training programme has been selected from 625 submissions as one of just 15 finalists in the prestigious WISE Awards 2020. Each year, the WISE Awards recognise and promote innovative projects from across the world that are addressing global educational challenges.

Shortlisted for Better Society Awards 2017

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Better Society Awards with our partner Tullow Oil plc for ‘Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising’ for their epic Monster Triathlon fundraising challenge.

Shortlisted for Better Society Awards 2017

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Better Society Awards with our partner Arup for the ‘Built Environment Award’ for their ongoing work and support on our Building Playful Schools programme.

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Shortlisted for Charity Film Award 2016

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Charity Film Award for our Steps for Change campaign film, a fundraising campaign designed to bring together all the amazing individuals and communities who raise funds to support our work. Working alongside our specialist marketing volunteer, we developed the Steps for Change campaign and used a film to launch the campaign across our social media. Click here to watch our film.

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Shortlisted for Charity Times Award 2015

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Corporate National Partnership Champion Award with Tullow Oil Plc.
The award recognises the active involvement and positive impact that Tullow Oil Plc has had on our work through the Brighter Futures Marathon initiative. The initiative involved a three pronged approach to fundraising, including individual sponsorship, community fundraising within the Tullow Group and corporate sponsorship from Tullow’s partner companies in the oil industry raising over £150,000!  Unfortunately not a win this time but it was a honour to be shortlisted and a great recognition of the phenomenal amount of time, effort and passion the Brighter Futures Marathon team and their colleagues, families and friends put in to fundraising to build a brighter future for children in Ghana

Shortlisted for Better Society Award 2015

It was a fantastic achievement for Tullow Oil Plc to have been shortlisted for a Better Society Award with Sabre, for ‘Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising’ for their Brighter Futures Marathon fundraising initiative that raised over £150,000 for the Brighter Futures Programme.

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Shortlisted for Charity Times Award 2014

We were delighted to be shortlisted for a Charity Times Award 2014 – ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year’ for our work with Arup and our Building Playful Schools programme. The Awards Ceremony was a fantastic evening and some well deserved winners!


The UK Department for International Development
“We have to say that this is one of the outstanding models that shows how education can be delivered in partnership between the local community, the school, the PTA and the government representatives, to provide a truly inspirational learning environment.”
Rachel Hinton, Human Development Advisor

Ghana Education Service
“I have closely followed the work that Sabre has been undertaking in collaboration with my colleagues in the Central Region, and am delighted to see the concepts included in the [National Operational] plan being turned to reality through the Transformational Teacher Training pilot. I am very happy to have Sabre and its Brighter Futures team as a partner in delivering this work, and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
Margaret Okai, National Coordinator for Early Childhood Education, Ghana Education Service

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
“Sabre has worked with the central government in Ghana to help shape its national policies, plans and patterns of investment for kindergarten education. This measure of trust and influence is very rare for a small charity. It is hard earned. And it is a measure of Sabre’s credibility, its organisational intelligence and its exceptional staff.”
Peter Colenso, Executive Director, Education