“Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels […] Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals.” UN Sustainable Goal 4



Hands Across the World (HATW) is an Australian not-for-profit organization established in 2013. We are passionate about education because we believe that the best way to combat atrocities such as human trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation is to empower people, especially women and children, by making available quality education so that they can stand up for themselves and lead happier and more successful lives.


The UN’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning”. Keeping this in mind we started off at the grass-root level, helping set up schools, providing curriculum, lesson plans and qualified volunteers to teach at these schools. We also set up a library and put into place our Future Leadership Program. Last year we handed over the day-to-day running of the schools to the local communities.


Our past experiences have been a great learning point for us and working on our various projects these past three years has all led to our current main-project – The Interactive Teacher Training Program. To ensure that children in disadvantaged communities have access to quality education, it is important to first equip the local teachers to provide a level of education that is at par with the education system in more developed nations.


Read more about our vision, our values, our approach and our achievements below.


To educate yourself about the problem of human trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation that we are working to combat here. You can also read up about the Child Protection Policy here.



You can also find out about the helping hands that keep HAtW going here

Our Approach

Our Approach to making quality education available to all has motivated us to develop a curriculum which is focused, interactive and supportive in an effort to empower both teachers and students. We utilize educational programs to prevent human trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation in disadvantaged communities. Quality education is the great equalizer, it is the key to providing opportunities and empowering the people to create a brighter future for the whole community.


Prevention through education.

Empowerment through education.

Impact through education.


Hands Across The World - Spreading quality education by building local skills and expertise.