What We Do Why EduFinance?
Helping kids access quality education
A quality education is a fundamental right. Research shows that giving a child access to good education reduces poverty and inequality, increases life expectancy and gives women and girls more decision-making power. Greater overall levels of education within countries contributes to greater peace, stability and gender equality.
However, 617 million children in the developing world remain either out of school or in school, but not reaching adequate levels of learning. This perpetuates poverty and global inequality generation after generation.
Schools need resources - from buildings and sanitary facilities to books and writing materials. Teachers require classroom tools, professional development training and salaries that are paid on time. Parents need money to pay for uniforms, lunches, transport costs and, increasingly, school fees for affordable private schools.
Our unique approach to education development
Opportunity EduFinance partners with socially focussed micro-finance institutions to provide local affordable schools with the means to expand access to quality education in the developing world. Our Education Quality programmes enhance learning within these schools, through our flagship Pathways to Excellence guide, School Leadership Training and knowledge-sharing School Clusters.
Why support the affordable private school sector?
Many of the micro-entrepreneur clients supported by our financial institution partners choose to send their children to affordable private schools. These are often isolated, without central support structures. Our unique financial education model enables affordable private schools to cluster together into sustainable, mutual support networks that benefit all.