BCF News & Articles
You have the potential to become a Great Person
Written by Alan   

21st July 2020

Every baby is born with 100 million neurons. We were all born equal. And we were all born with the potential to be Great.

It doesn't matter where you were born, whether you went to a great school, not even whether you succeeded at school. You still have the potential to be Great.

We all have different aptitudes and experiences but when you begin to work to improve the lives of others, initially in your spare time, you start your journey to become Great.

Most Great People will never be celebrated by their fellow countrymen and women. Life's like that. But they are rewarded every now and again with miracles which amaze them. What reward could be a greater?

All BCF Country Managers who work to deliver BCF programmes in their home countries are Great People.

Meet our team of Great People - all volunteers - all committed to ensuring every child is able to attend a public school which operates as a centre of excellence while being supported by a committed informed parent.

Victor Ogundipe - BCF Director West Africa and Country Manager in Ghana

Sally Kim - BCF Director East Africa

Marie Chantal - BCF Country Representative - Cotê d Ivoire

Mohamed Turay - BCF Country Representative - The Gambia

Katongo Musukuma - BCF Country Manager - Zambia

Kabelo Tabona - BCF Country Manager - Botswana

Samuel Odoi - BCF Country Representative - Uganda

Eva McCann - BCF Social Media Coordinator

There are a billion ways in which you can become a Great Person. Why not consider training parents to become confident parents or fundraising for BCF.

Nothing stops bullets, famine and ignorance like education and informed committed parenting.

 
Latest News
Written by Alan   

13 July 2020.

 

Our latest news

 

  1. The Permanent Secretaries of Education in Gambia, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi are currently evaluating BCF proposals to turn every classroom and school in their countries into centres of excellence.

  2. BCF will complete the training of circuit managers (school inspectors) who are currently training 1,020  principals in the Limpopo province to turn their schools into centres of excellence as soon as C19 precautions allow. This programme sponsored by Worley Ltd will impact on the lives of one million learners over the next ten years. 

  3. BCF will complete delivery of our Win-Win Parenting Skills Programmes in Botswana and in the Langa township near Cape Town as soon as C19 precautions allow. This will impact on 2,000 families.

  4. Before C19 hit the USA we were discussing launching BCF programmes in three countries in Central and South America with the Inter American Development Bank..

  5. Thanks to interest on our investments and our low cost business model, BCF will emerge from the C19 crisis financially stronger than before it started

  6. The Billion Child Foundation entered its International Schools Centre of Excellence Programme to win the Innovation in Education category of the 2021 Commonwealth Education Awards. We believe BCF stands a reasonable chance of winning this award in view of BCF being, to the best of our knowledge, the first organisation in the world to develop a proven, scalable, replicable and sustainable programme capable of enabling the ministries of education of every country to reinvent every public classroom and school in their country to become a centre of excellence within 3-5 years. It has been rated as one of the most significant developments in global education over the past 50 years.
Not bad for a non-profit organisation which was established 10 years ago.

If you would like further information on BCF or to discuss launching the International Schools Centre of Excellence Programme or our Win-Win Parenting Skills Programme in any district, province or country, please  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
BCF enters 2021 Commonwealth Education Awards
Written by Alan   

1 July 2020

The Billion Child Foundation entered its International Schools Centre of Excellence Programme to win the Innovation in Education category of the 2021 Commonwealth Education Awards.

The winners of each category will be invited to Kenya in 2021 to receive their awards and showcase their work at the Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers. Their work will be profiled across the Commonwealth.

We believe BCF stands a reasonable chance of winning this award in view of BCF being, to the best of our knowledge, the first organisation in the world to develop a proven, scalable, replicable and sustainable programme capable of enabling the ministries of education of every country to reinvent every public school in their country to become a centre of excellence within 3-5 years.

Add to that the facts that the Programme:

  1. Is driven from the top by the Permanent Secretary of Education in each country
  2. Was funded by UNICEF in Lesotho which resulted in 61% more students graduating from previously under-performing schools
  3. 70% of students at South African schools whose principals had attended the Programme gained a university or technical university entrance matriculation pass in 2019.
  4. Has already enabled nearly 2 million students to attend schools which have or are currently in training to become centres of excellence.

 
Why teachers are overloaded
Written by Alan   

26 June 2020

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey conducted a survey of 260,000 teachers at 15,000 schools in 48 countries which revealed that teachers claim to spend 52% of their time preparing lessons and teaching. While one can understand time being invested in the other activities listed on the table below, it begs the questions whether head teachers/principals are overloading teachers and should ensure teachers are able to spend most of their time on preparing lessons effectively and teaching with passion?

With thanks to the Australian Teacher Magazine.

 
How to make a donation to BCF which won't cost you a cent
Written by Alan   

25 June 2020

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to the Billion Child Foundation and it won't cost you a cent.

You’ll be able to find the exact same great deals, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as at Amazon.com but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price directly to BCF.

We will invest every cent Amazon donates to projects to turn government schools in Africa into centres of excellence.

To shop at AmazonSmile just click here and start shopping straight away!   You may also want to bookmark smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile and support BCF.

 
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