MAKING SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE

Social, economic, and, political equality all require that marginalized and disadvantaged people have access to high-quality education. 

Our funding program is committed to supporting and cultivating the next generation of public intellectuals to inform and achieve social progress. We want to empower disadvantaged individuals to improve their situation to achieve sustained social and economic independence and live a life of dignity. We do this by strengthening the educational systems to ensure that these individuals can receive the education that can support them to engage in meaningful work and contribute as citizens in diverse societies. At the same time, we work with like-minded organizations to necessitate new thinking and evidence, promote effective and scalable practices, and build the capacity for reform.

WHY IT MATTERS

Across the globe, education is key to shaping the life chances of individuals and the wellbeing of societies. 

Even today, education remains an inaccessible right for millions of individuals around the world. More than 72 million children of primary education age around the world are not in school. An estimated 759 million adults are illiterate, with neither the means nor awareness necessary to improve both their living conditions and those of their children. 

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For many individuals who do not have access to education, they often find themselves on the margins of the education system without the benefits from learning that would be vital to their intellectual and social development.