HEAD OF EDUFINANCE, ANDREW MCCUSKER SPEAKS TO WISE ON AIR
February, 2023 – Andrew McCusker joined fellow award winners on the WISE ON AIR podcast. Listen to the full interview here.
One of the things that's become more apparent to us and also to funders is solving the access problem is only half of the issue. If you talk about the global education deficit by number of kids, there's more kids that are sitting in the class but not learning than are not in school.
About five years ago, we launched an education quality program to come alongside of the financial support for school leaders and teachers which is not just about getting more capital into schools, but about improving the quality of the schools. And both are still very much needed in many of the markets that we work in."
Opportunity EduFinance was one of six pioneering projects addressing global educational challenges have been recognized by WISE, an initiative of Qatar Foundation, for their positive contribution to education and society in the 2022 WISE Awards.
The WISE Awards aim to highlight projects that have demonstrated impact in their communities and have the potential to set international standards and best practices worldwide. Since the creation of the program in 2009, WISE has received over 4,900 applications from more than 150 countries.
Read more about Opportunity EduFinance's Award and the other award winners here.