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Inspired by the the loss of their parents in the 2004 Tsunami – Rob & Paul founded Gandys from their bedroom in London together with their charitable foundation; 'The Gandys foundation'. Rob and Paul established the Gandys foundation which supports the Orphans for Orphans initiative - aiding underprivileged children with education, medication and nutrition.
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 being tragically orphaned at the age of 17 and 15 - the brothers felt passionate about making a significant difference in the world, too. The kindness that was bestowed upon them during this difficult time is essentially what inspires Rob and Paul to improve the lives of fellow orphans who find themselves in a more challenging social position.
The ‘Orphans for Orphans’ initiative essentially provides a common ground for communities to gather together at a functional facility. The Orphans for Orphans 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 lessons 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 Orphans for Orphans facilities not only improves the lives of the children - but of the parents and therefore the community, too.
Our Kids Campus in Sri Lanka has recently been expanded to accommodate more children. We are grateful to everyone who has supported the Gandys Foundation and made it possible for more people in the community to be in a safe, enriching environment.
We would love to decorate this home appropriately - with various forms of artwork and additions that would educate and improve the growth of the children.
Rob and Paul’s vision is to open as many Kids Campuses as possible and they devote themselves to helping fellow orphans around the world. Ultimately, Orphans for Orphans was created as a platform for them to combine their passion for travelling and volunteering and use fashion as a force for good. Instilled in the foundations of this initiative is their determination to continue their parents values and vision to create a legacy that has a generational impact on the world.