What we do
BCF empowers national ministries of education to train principals/head teachers to reinvent all their under-performing schools to become centres of excellence, and teachers and religious organisations to facilitate parenting skills training programmes.
These programmes promote social mobility and alleviate three global pandemics – poor educational outcomes at government schools, the breakdown of family cohesion, and family and gender-based violence.
Our goal: By 2044 to have enabled a billion children to attend government schools which operate as centres of excellence while being supported by a committed informed parent/carer.
Principal decides not to quit as a result of BCF training
Mr Ryan Ntintili principal of Dr Nhlapo Intermediate School reporting on progress his school has made while attending the South African Schools Centre of Excellence Programme. View more videos.
BCF offer to Ministries of Education
BCF trains officials of national ministries of education to train district officials to transform every school into a centre of excellence. Thereafter, each ministry of education rolls out the Programme throughout its country at a speed it determines appropriate. BCF supports each ministry of education while it rolls out the Programme.
BCF offer to Philanthropists and Corporate Donors
BCF offers potential donors the flexibility to sponsor BCF programmes in any country, province, state or district of its choice.
BCF offers each donor assurance that it will obtain the best possible return on its investment. £900 will transform a school into a centre of excellence. Based on 300 children attending each school, an investment of only £3 will potentially transform the life of each child.
Why we do it
Despite billions of dollars being invested in hundreds of initiatives to improve educational outcomes there are still an estimated one million under-performing government schools around the world. Despite this massive investment, most under-performing government schools remain stubborn under-performers. No country has, until now, found a scalable solution to address this apparently insoluble problem.
Endemic poor education, especially in emerging countries, has left billions of young people poorly educated, largely unemployable, angry and mobile. Many children still leave school barely able to read, count or write.
Clearly there is not time to train one school at a time. Not even 100 schools simultaneously. It is necessary for each country to own a programme capable of sustainably turning every school into a centre of excellence within two years.
BCF, to the best of our knowledge, is the first organisation to offer proven, scalable cost-effective programmes capable of empowering ministries of education to transform every school in their country into a centre of excellence.
As a consequence of BCF programmes, millions of the poorest children will become engineers, teachers, accountants, computer boffins, electricians, etc. all adding to their national economy and global intellectual capital.
Our goal: By 2044 to have enabled a billion children to attend government schools which operate as centres of excellence while being supported by a committed informed parent.
Our track record: Over 2.9 million children have been impacted by our programmes. BCF is well on track to achieve its 2044 goal.