• Nothing stops bullets, famine and ignorance like Education!

Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do 150 150 The Billion Child Foundation

Endemic poor education, especially in emerging countries, leaves billions of people ignorant, uneducated, largely unemployable and angry in the twenty-first century.

It is estimated that there are over one million under-performing schools in the world attended by over 850 million children.

Many of them will 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.

BCF seeks to empower every Ministry of Education in the world to reinvent all its schools to become centres of excellence.

The award winning International Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programme provides the world with the tools to turn every one of these million schools into centres of excellence within five years.


As a consequence, 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 amazing results speak for themselves

The Schools Centre of Excellence Programme

The South African Ministry of Basic Education reported that the percentage of learners gaining a matriculation pass at previously under-performing high schools which BCF trained during 2012 increased from 46% in 2011 to 91% in 2019.

They also reported that 80% of learners at these schools gained university or technical university admission matriculation pass.

The percentage of learners passing Year/Grade 7 English increased from 51% to 89% within two years in impoverished rural areas in the semi-desert Northern Cape Province of South Africa by training and empowering the principals. English teachers received no additional training during this period.

The percentage of learners passing Year/Grade 7 mathematics increased from 27% to 55% within two years in the same impoverished rural area. Mathematics teachers received no additional training during this period.

The Lesotho Ministry of Education and Training reported to UNICEF which funded the programme that 61% more learners had graduated from previously under-performing primary schools in the year after school inspectors trained principals.

National parenting skills training programmes

The Northern Cape Department of Education of South Africa reported that “At 109 schools where teachers presented this Programme, homework completion is UP, studying for examinations and tests is UP, school attendance is UP, marks are UP, progression rates from one year to the next are UP and dropout rates are DOWN”.

The SA Police Service commander in Sasolburg reported that for two years after pastors trained parents callouts to gender and family violence had decreased by 50%!

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