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This isn't just another corporate brand story, this is something that comes from a place of true meaning.
Inspired by the loss of their parents in the 2004 Tsunami, Rob & Paul founded Gandys from their bedroom in London with the aim of building schools around the world in a touching tribute to their parents.
After leaving school at an early age, the brothers were given a unique upbringing volunteering and travelling around the world. This is where their passion for travel and trying to make a positive impact was ignited.
Following the 2004 Tsunami Rob, Paul and their siblings were fortunate to return to the UK where friends and family helped and supported them after the loss of their parents. Having been tragically orphaned at the age of 17 and 15 the brothers felt passionate about making a significant difference in the world. The kindness that was bestowed upon them during difficult times is what has inspired Rob and Paul to improve the lives of fellow orphans who find themselves in a more challenging social position.
The Gandys brothers established the Gandys foundation to aid underprivileged children with education, medication and nutrition. These are all things that we can often take for granted and after many years of travelling in third world countries the brothers know the importance of helping these children with education. What is also incredible is the appreciation the children and communities have towards the brothers as they know of their suffering and it often gives them inspiration that the brothers have been able to take something so negative and try to make it into something positive.
The Gandys Kids Campuses essentially provides a common ground of commun ties to gather together at a functional facility. The Gandys facility encompasses a broad range of focus areas, including academic support, woodwork lessons and various sports activities. This facility not only provides important facets of youth development in the community, but ensures that children are safely occupied in after school sessions and parents also have a chance to learn English and Maths. At our kids’ campus, parents feel happy that their children are safe and away from the dangers of the streets while they are able to work and provide for their family. Therefore the Gandys facilities not only improves the lives of the children, but of the parents and therefore the community too.
Our vision is to open as many Kids Campuses as possible and they devote themselves to helping fellow orphans and deprived children around the world. Ultimately, the kid’s campus’ were created as platform for the brothers to combine their passion for travelling and volunteering and to use fashion as a force for good. Instilled in the foundation of this initiative is their determination to continue their parents’ values and visions to create a legacy that has a generational impact of the world.
Our ambassadors have already brought us to this point: 3 Kids Campuses built and one more on the way. We couldn’t have done this without them, their support and ability to spread the positive word of Gandys around the world has led us to point where we are able to give back to the less fortunate. However, we want to do more, help more countries, children and societies to live a fulfilled and happy life, where they don’t feel threatened or scared to leave their homes. But we can’t do this without our ambassadors, the Gandys community. You guys are the future of Gandys!