Quakers have always placed a high value on education. Early Quakers recognized that education provided a way to overcome entrenched inequality based on class.
British Quakers funded the establishment of schools in several places in Asia and the West Pacific areas. Schools were supported by British Quakers in India, New Zealand (in 1920) and Australia (established in Hobart in 1887).
Meanwhile Philadelphia Quakers supported the establishment of a girls school in Tokyo in 1887.
Time has dealt differently with these schools, as it has with each of those countries. The Tokyo school and the Hobart school are well established schools, both private schools. Four Quaker schools continue in India (two in Itarsi), one is Sohagpur, one in Bundlekand. The New Zealand school closed in 1969.