The Speed School Fund has committed to mobilizing $20 million to help bring children affected by the Syrian crisis back to school.
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A private donor philanthropic fund designed to develop and scale initiatives which help out-of-school children get back to learning in school.
The fund combines the rigour and discipline of the investment world with the purpose and passion of the philanthropic sector in order to optimize impact.
Our vision is to see all children gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a prosperous life.
Join us in this mission to get kids back to school.
We are launching a new program to serve the FIVE MILLION children displaced by the Syrian conflict get back to school.

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Our Model

Speed School is an innovative model developed in Africa that compresses three years of curriculum into ten months, enabling graduates to acquire the skills needed to re-enter formal education.

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Get children back
to learning in school.
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Our Impact

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number of speed schools


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children helped by Speed Schools


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no. teachers and facilitators trained


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mothers in self-help savings groups


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of Speed School students have returned to mainstream schooling



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Meet Takola

In Ethiopia most of the children are forced to work around the home or work in the towns and villages, shining shoes, selling lottery tickets, working in cafes and shops.

At 13 Takola had never been to school. His mother Yeshi is a potter and his dad Barassa helps with the pottery business and also farms.

Takola’s teacher Wogene said: 'Before Speed School started, Takola was out of school and had no education. He now has the opportunity of an education. He is becoming literate and numerate now. Before this, his parents could not afford to provide the pen and books needed for government school.'

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