29 November 2018
Since launching the International Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programme in Switzerland this month BCF has received requests from educationalists in 10 African countries inviting it to launch the Programme in their country. I expect to receive more in the coming weeks. They also request BCF to provide the funding to do so.
This programme has a proven track record of enabling the reinvention of every classroom in every school in each education district to become centres of excellence. In Lesotho 61% more pupils graduated from previously under-performing schools.
As CEO of the BCF I need to urgently source funding.
Here is the no brainer.
We need only USD 175 / £140 to turn each school into a centre of excellence. This equates to only USD 52,500 / £41,100 per education district anywhere in the world!
I urgently need to contact philanthropists, corporate funders, and organisations such as the World Bank, the EU, DFID, individual countries to fund the turning all the schools in entire education districts in developing countries into centres of excellence.
Are you able to introduce me to decision makers in these organisations and do you have any advice on the strategy I should follow when doing so? Thank you in advance for your advice.