Quality of education is now the highest priority in preparing children for the 21st century.
Only one-third of the world has achieved the goal of education for all, with only half of the countries attaining universal primary enrolment. Globally, children from the poorest households are five times more likely to be out of school than those from the wealthiest.
Our low-cost, quality scalable schooling model across five countries in Asia and Africa has made us the world’s largest provider of private secular education. We follow a holistic approach to lifelong learning, addressing educational needs from early childhood to higher academic levels. We partner with governments to support their efforts in reaching the unreached and creating nationwide systemic change.
children graduated from our award-winning schools across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and our globally-recognised model has been adopted by numerous governments worldwide.
students and members are in our schools and centres across Bangladesh.
youth across Bangladesh are currently engaged in reading, socialising and learning through our adolescent clubs, mobile libraries and multi-purpose learning centres.
WHAT WE DO
Early childhood development centres
Promote the importance of learning through play.
Enable smooth transition into mainstream primary schools and increasing retention rates.
Low-cost schooling solutions and quality education for all.
Values-based education through trained teachers and interactive digital content, and groom students to become responsible citizens.
Safe spaces where young people can learn sports, life skills, social confidence and entrepreneurship.
Community learning centres
Promoting lifelong learning, increasing access to educational opportunities and training in various skills and sports.
Education in emergencies
Supporting the government’s efforts as the largest provider of education in the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Char (riverine islands)
HOW WE DO IT
Students learn an enterprising mindset and how to think for themselves.
Learning beyond textbooks
Co-curricular activities that help develop cognitive and social skills.
Wider support for education
Teacher training, community centres, mobile libraries and interactive digital content.
Floating schools in remote areas
Bring classrooms to children in hard-to-reach areas in Bangladesh and Philippines.
Enable young people to socialise, learn valuable life skills and access finance.
Quality, curriculum and material development
Values education, climate change education and comprehensive assessments for students and teachers.
ICT in education
Developed interactive multimedia digital content for 21 primary textbooks in partnership with the ICT division of Government of Bangladesh.
Adapting curriculums and learning methods to ensure education is accessible to all, including children living with disabilities, and children of indigenous communities.
WHY IT WORKS
Classrooms with 50% female students ensure an enabling environment for gender equality and social transformation.
Centrally-located schools with flexible timings that become part of the community.
Trained teachers from within the community.
Proactive and academically-advanced students trained as mentors provide free after-school support to other students.
Monitoring from start to finish
Track all graduates, no matter when they enter the system, until they complete secondary school.