Billion Child Foundation

The Billion Child Foundation has won two prestigious and coveted international awards.

NGO Impact of the Year at the 12th annual Eduweek Conference held in Johannesburg in June 2018.  Eduweek  is the biggest annual educational conference held in Africa with over 4,000 delegates from all over the continent attending.

The Education Leadership Award at the 7th World Education Congress 2018 held in Mumbai, India July 2018.


The awards were judged by two panels of internationally renown academics and educationalists. They recognised the ability of the BCF International Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programme to enable any country to reinvent all its schools to become centres of excellence within four years.

Our vision: To enable one billion children and young people around the world the opportunity to escape poverty and poverty related disadvantage over the next 30 years by ensuring they receive quality parenting and education.

Our track record: Since 2008, BCF has trained principals, teachers and parents of over 1.5 million children and young people. BCF is probably the biggest and most successful NPO working in Sub-Saharan Africa to turn around the lives of young people by ensuring they obtain excellent education and are supported by informed committed parents.

Our mission: To establish an enabling environment for children so they can develop to their full potential each within his/her own aptitude, potential and capabilities to become a highly effective self-reliant mature individuals who will succeed in the future.

What we do: BCF works to alleviate the global endemic of poor education and social mobility, especially in developing countries, which leaves billions of young people ignorant, uneducated, unemployable and angry in the twenty-first century. Through BCF programmes principals learn how to reinvent their schools to become centres of excellence and parents to raise their children to become self-reliant responsible individuals who will succeed in the future.

Gordon Brown

"The work of your organisation is very important in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, quality and inclusive education for all. Thank you for your work in global education."

Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and previous Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

"May I commend the work of the Billion Child Foundation which has set as its goal the establishment of programmes to train the parents of a billion children around the world over the next thirty years"

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

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Professor Jonathan D Jansen

"I am delighted to throw my weight behind this stellar initiative. We are running out of time and a billion children need us."

Professor Jonathan D Jansen, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State

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" Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine workers can become the head of the mines, that a child of farm workers can become president of a great nation." Nelson Mandela.

Nothing stops bullets, famine and ignorance like education.

You can play your role ensuring a billion children enjoy an excellent education which will allow them to gain a tertiary qualification, complete an apprenticeship or gain employment which will enable them to enjoy a proud self-sufficient middle-class life. More

Principal decides not to quit as a result of BCF training

Mr Ryan Thamsanqa Ntintili principal of Dr Nhlapo Intermediate School reporting on progress his school has made while attending the BCF Outstanding Public Schools Programme.

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