7 January 2020
It is estimated that there are over one million under-performing schools attended by over 850,000,000 children.
In South Africa where BCF has been conducting the Schools Centre of Excellence Training Programme for principals of previously under-performing schools for the Free State Department of Education since 2011, 90% of learners from previously under-performing schools gained a matriculation pass in 2019.
More importantly 74% of learners gained a university or technical university entrance matriculation pass. THIS IS A BIG DEAL as it provides proof that these schools are well on their way to become centres of excellence.
For the third year in a row the Free State Province has been announced by the Minister of Basic Education to be the top performing province in South Africa.
It is possible to turn around public school education in every country
When principals engage teachers, learners, parents and the entire community, things change. This is one of the eight hallmarks of a school operating as a centre of excellence.
The Billion Child Foundation is currently in discussions to launch this Programme in fifteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America.
If you would like more information on these results, the or to discuss assisting the Billion Child Foundation in any capacity please don’t hesitate to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org