Our PartnersAugust 11, 2017
Our work is made possible through the support of a range of dedicated individual donors, corporate partners, trusts and foundations. We partner with a number of institutional donors who support our vision of an Africa where every child has equal access to quality education. Our key funding partnerships include:
Department for International Development (DFID)
UK Aid has helped to transform nursery classrooms by creating stimulating learning environments through our Jumpstart! programme. Our three year programme works with 10 nursery schools in northern Uganda. The project launched in February 2015 and will run until February 2018. We have been awarded A++ in the annual review for year 2 of Jumpstart! as outputs substantially exceeded milestones and project expectations.
Speed Schools, funded by Geneva Global, support children who have dropped out of the education system for one reason or another. We condense primary 1-3 into a one year course, allowing pupils to re-enter mainstream education in primary 4. 724 children passed the entry exam and returned to mainstream education in the first year of this programme. After an initial 10 Speed Schools, Geneva Global are now funding 70 Speed Schools in both the Nwoya and Amuru districts of Uganda.
We are working with the Bestseller Foundation (Copenhagen) on a three year agriculture, education and livelihoods programme in Amuru District, northern Uganda. With Bestseller’s support, from February 2015 we have been working with 15 primary schools to establish school demonstration gardens and parent farmer groups with Village Saving Loans Associations, to support children’s learning outside of the classroom and boost agricultural productivity and links to market for parents.
The Japan Embassy have supported our work with Kitgum Primary Teacher’s College, northern Uganda to increase the number of female trainee teachers. Along with funds from our Landmark Ball in 2013, we were able to construct two dormitory blocks for young female students, as lack of accommodation was a huge barrier to female teachers completing their training. Before the dorms were constructed, of the 400 students the college had enrolled in 2013, just 137 were female but now nearly half of all students are female.
Just A Drop have been supporting our water and sanitation projects, primarily in Zambia, since 2009 and continue to be our strongest supporter in that area. Adequate latrines, boreholes for drinking water and hand washing facilities make a huge difference to rural schools, boosting attendance and promoting child hygiene and wellbeing.
SNV – As a successful implementing partner of the EU funded consortuim led by War Child Holland, we received funding from SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, UNICEF and the Kingdom of the Netherlands to fund a three year programme covering 22 schools with school demonstration gardens, running from 2011 to 2014. SNV continue to fund this project, working in 25 schools in Abim and Agago district, northern Uganda.
British and Foreign Schools Society (BFSS)
The BFSS has supported African Revival for a number of years. Most recently the BFSS have funded our pilot phonics programme working in ten schools in the Nwoya District of Uganda. The BFSS have also supported our work in Zambia, including the construction of three room classroom block at Muumba Community School near Kalomo.
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) – The IIRR assisted with funding the implementation of an education project in 4 Early Childhood Development (ECD) nursery centres in Nwoya District – Koch Goma, Lamoki, St Kizito Bidati and Anaka. This included resource provision such as nursery specific furniture, teacher workshops and training on subjects from child protection, to developing teaching and learning materials.
The Waterloo Foundation – We have received funding from the Waterloo Foundation for our work with Moonde School in Zambia, and more recently with our girls sanitation and retention project in northern Uganda.
Blue Door Foundation – We received funding from Blue Door Foundation to work with Akanyo Primary School in northern Uganda as part of our girls sanitation project.
European Union and War Child Holland
We worked in a consortium with War Child Holland as lead partner. We received funding from the European Union over three years to implement our livelihoods programme in Nwoya district, northern Uganda – 2010-2013.
The Big Give – We have partnered with the Big Give for a number of years to find new funding partners for our projects, and to take part in the annual Big Give Christmas Challenge.
STIR Education – We are working with STIR on elements of our Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme. STIR is a teacher-led movement to improve children’s learning in developing countries. This is done by recognising micro-innovations in the classroom and gathering teachers together in local teacher changemaker networks, as well as supporting them to adapt and integrate evidence-based practices in their teaching. We receive regular training and support from STIR to embed their methodology into our nursery programme so that the schools we support can achieve an increasingly powerful impact on teacher motivation and practice.