The Saïd Foundation seeks to improve the life chances of children and young people by providing them with opportunities to receive good education and care.

The Foundation aims to create a lasting legacy by enabling young people to fulfil their potential, whether by achieving positions of leadership in their future professional fields or by overcoming disadvantages such as disability, through opportunities for learning, skills development and community-based care that will have a beneficial impact on their own lives and on the wider community.

The Foundation focuses in particular on the countries of Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and the United Kingdom.

The Foundation is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation. Our partners include non-governmental organisations, educational institutions, other charities, government ministries and individuals.


The needs of young people across our target countries are great. In everything we do at the Saïd Foundation, we seek to make a positive and lasting impact to ensure the most effective use of our resources. We achieve that chiefly by the transformative power of learning, whether through education, skills training or rehabilitation, and by the will of individuals and of organisations to help themselves and become the leaders of the change they seek. The young people of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. All the great innovations in the world have been achieved by individuals inspired by a vision and determined to overcome obstacles. These are the people we seek to help.


Neville McBain, Chief Executive, Saïd Foundation