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We see a world where every child can have access to quality education
Our mission is to connect stakeholders in real estate, finance and tech with local education charities to collaboratively design and scale sustainable solutions to provide quality education in developing countries
"Bridges for Charity" (BfC) is an international non-profit organization, that seeks to empower local education charities in developing countries to more effectively provide quality education to their beneficiaries. We observed that many local education charities have wonderful plans and intentions, but are sometimes faced with the obstacle of overcoming the skills and resource gap. As such, we hope to bridge this gap, empowering charities to maximise their effectiveness through connecting them to like minded stakeholders in the real estate, finance and technology sectors.
WHY QUALITY EDUCATION
The United Nations has identified obtaining quality education as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
"Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
Over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. Additionally, even the children who are attending schools are lacking basic skills in reading and math. In the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.
The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor conditions of schools and equity issues related to opportunities provided to rural children. For quality education to be provided to the children of impoverished families, investment is needed in educational scholarships, teacher training workshops, school building and improvement of water and electricity access to schools."
BRIDGES FOR ENTERPRISE
Our sister organisation "Bridges for Enterprise" (BfE) is an international non profit organization that seeks to empower social enterprises by making social enterprise startups investor-ready through the advisory services of our global network of students and professionals, thereby empowering them to create enduring social impact. The organization was founded in 2015 and has helped empower over 65 social enterprise startups from 25 countries worldwide.
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