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BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES
Providing high-quality education to millions of poverty stricken families
One of the world’s largest education innovation company, Bridge International Academies, serves children whose families live on less than $2 a day.
pupils who attend nurseries and primary schools
nursery and primary schools built
Whats Is Bridge International Academies?
Bridge International Academies strive to provide a high-quality education to the more than 100,000 pupils who attend Bridge’s nursery and primary schools across Africa and soon Asia. They work in partnership with governments, communities, teachers and parents to deliver great schools and high quality affordable education to under served families and children. They support teachers, tailor lessons and leverage cutting edge innovation and technology to provide families with great schools and high-quality education. Their work is defined by a commitment to provide “knowledge for all.” By looking ahead, their partnerships with government and communities drive growth. 10 years from now, they plan to be the global leader in providing good schools and high quality education to under served families. Giving millions of children an education that enables them to fulfil their potential.
How was it initially funded?
Bridge International Academies has received funding from; Ominyar Network, Bill Gates, CDC, DFID, IFC, Khosla Ventures, LearnCapital, NEA, Novastar Ventures, OPIC, PanAfrican Investment Co., Rethink Education, Zuckerberg, Education Ventures, Pershing Square Foundation and One World Play Project.
What has it accomplished?
Bridge pupils are excelling according to independent national exam results. In Kenya, pupils take the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), the 8th grade primary school exit exam. This provides an external measurement of pupils’ academic progress, and the opportunity to compare Bridge results with neighbouring schools. In 2015, 63% of Bridge pupils passed the exam, compared to the national passing rate of 49%. The results from 2016 were similar, as the Bridge passing rate of 59% once again significantly exceeded the national of 49%.
They’re looking ahead, and their partnerships with government and communities drive our growth. 10 years from now, they plan to be the global leader in providing good schools and high quality education to under served families. Giving millions of children an education that enables them to fulfil their potential. Their graduates are some of the most high achieving pupils in the country, they attend top high schools and will go on to attend universities, start their own companies, and emerge as leaders in their communities.
Categories: Region: AfricaIssue: ChildrenIssue: Education & skills development
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