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
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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 Meselech

Parents of out-of-school children have the same hopes for their children as we do. They want them to be able to afford to feed a family and to be able to get medical help if they are sick. They hope that the next generation will achieve more than their own.

Meselech and Markos live with their children in Aleta Chuko. They work on their land, which provides all their food. They also sell some crops to buy sugar and salt. Meselech and her family’s lives have improved considerably since her daughter Selamaw took part in the Speed School program. Meselech says, ‘My daughter’s behaviour has changed since she went to school. Selamaw studies at home and can now write the family’s names. She has exercise books, a pen, a pencil and a razor for sharpening the pencil. She has text books for the first time. My daughter will definitely go on to the government school when she finishes Speed School. I have saved 55 Birr and when I get my seed fund I want to sell crops and make flour to sell at market.’

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