Our Vision

Over one billion people in our world live in extreme poverty.  In the 21st century, this is simply unacceptable. At the McConnell International Foundation, we believe that everyone can make a difference to help those living in extreme poverty achieve justice and equality, enabling them to reach their full potential in life. 

Fundamentally, we understand that education, knowledge and skills are key to changing life opportunities. They are the greatest route to the liberation of talent and potential. Yet those with the fewest resources and chances in life are the 1.5 billion people who live in countries affected by violent conflict. That’s why we believe that post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstruction must be a global priority. 

Good governance, accountability and transparency at all levels of states and society are a prerequisite for sustainable social and economic development. Without them, corruption, crime and conflict will prevail.

The McConnell International Foundation exists to tackle these challenges, partnering with others to deliver innovative and sustainable projects that will positively change the lives of those living in some of the world’s poorest countries.