The Speed School Fund is dedicated to ensuring children denied an education by conflict, poverty or discrimination get the chance to go to school.
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 Sheto

It only requires a very small seed fund of around $15 - $25 for women to be able to start their own businesses and grow them relatively quickly which creates a wider community impact.

In Morecho District, lives Sheto, whose son Baraket finished Speed School last year. Sheto runs a coffee shop, which she opened six months ago with a seed fund of 380 Birr. She says, ‘Our lifestyle has definitely improved since starting my own business. Before this my son had no opportunity and his life would have been very difficult. Now he wants to be a doctor. Before this opportunity, none of my children went to school. Now, they all go. I also have two children living with me who help with the business and I give them food and board in return. Now I am able to share my good fortune with others. Eventually I would like to run a general store.’

Women who have been running their businesses for a while, now send all of their children to school which is in stark contrast to the women and children just starting out on the project who had all their children at home apart from the one in Speed School.

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