Lobby Groups Push for Empowerment, Innovation in Education


Foundation: Gates Foundation

credit: Wikipedia

"We must be agile and innovative, embracing not only technological advancements but also pedagogies and programs that engage and empower learners."

Those are the words of John Mugo, CEO of Zizi Africa, and they're part of a push by education stakeholders in Kenya to make the country's education system more equity-focused.

The New York Times reports on the initiative, which was launched by the East African Philanthropy Network and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a particular focus on improving access to education in the country's rural and under-served areas.

"Innovative practices in education could meet the needs of today's learners," Evans Okinyi, CEO of the East African Philanthropy Network, said in a statement, per the Nairobi Standard.

Okinyi says current policies, including the country's current education funding model, don't go far enough in addressing equity gaps.

For example, the Times reports that more than half of Kenya's secondary school students are from poor families, and many of those families lack the means to send their children to school.

"The poor could be further marginalised unless the tool and process are implemented with integrity," Okinyi says.

Read the Entire Article


Selected Foundation News

A customized collection of news from foundations from around the Web.

Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury Foundation Announces 2023-24 Devin ...

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has pledged $2.5 million to give 25 grants to Arizona nonprofits over the next five years, and he's just announced the recipients. Two Phoenix parks, including...more

Preqin Launches Esg Fund Performance Benchmarks

"The alternative markets are famously opaque, as private firms do not have the regulatory duty to disclose such details." That's the takeaway from Preqin, which on Tuesday announced the launch of...more

Prince Siluma

It's that time of year again: time to think about how you'd like to spend your money over the course of your life. And if you're among the ultra-rich, here's a suggestion from a South African...more

International Finance Corporation (Ifc) Impact Investing Challenge 2024 for Graduate Students

The Washington, DC-based International Finance Corporation, a branch of the World Bank, is looking for grad students around the world to come up with ways to make a "tangible difference" in...more

Riaa: Sustainability Goes Mainstream

"Greenwashing" is the hot topic at this year's Responsible Investment Association of Australia (RIAA) conference, with topics including climate disclosures, modern slavery, and carbon offsets,...more

Sebi'S World-Firsts Overshadowed by Market Flaw €” Tradingview News

India's capital markets have taken a big step toward becoming a more efficient place to do businessand it's all thanks to a new social stock exchange. The Social Stock Exchange, which launched...more

On National Pet Day, Here Are 7 Investments That Prioritize Animal Welfare

National Pet Day isn't just for dogs and cats. It's also a good time to think about "impact investing," which aims to make the world a better place for all its inhabitants, animals and...more

Kings Duo Advance to 2024 Mayors Entrepreneur Final

They came up with an idea, they pitched it to a panel of celebrity judges, and now they're all headed back to London's City Hall on May 8 for the grand final of the Mayor's Entrepreneur...more

April Richardson Blends Law, Entrepreneurship and Social Impact

It's not every day that a woman of color is named America's Most Intriguing Woman, but that's exactly what April Richardson did. Richardson, who is black, is the founder and president of DC Sweet...more

Funding and Support Available for Those with Innovative Solutions to Social and ...

"Every day, in every community across Ireland, we see people stepping up with innovative solutions to tackle social and environmental problems," Tim Griffiths, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland,...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Philanthropy: Fortifying American Democracy


Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, writes that philanthropy should at least bolster America’s democracy.




Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders