Last year, the Bright Future Trust was proud to play a huge role in advancing the work of Street Child, a UK charity that aims to create educational opportunities for some of the most vulnerable children in Africa and Asia.
In Nigeria, we helped to kick start their pilot so they could react to the education crisis in the North East. Since our initial support, Street Child have leveraged a further £5m in funding for the area from many institutions such as UNICEF, World Food Programme, OCHA, Education Cannot Wait and UK Aid. Street Child are one of the only actors in the area and thanks to the support from Bright Future Trust they now have 25 people on the ground who are working in partnership with five local partner organisations to enable them to deliver at scale, with excellent local knowledge.
In Sierra Leone, since launching the Schools for Tomorrow Fund supported by Bright Future Trust, they have begun delivering education in 339 villages, training over 1,000 teachers, which is benefiting 35,000 children. There is a short video on the progress of this programme here.
A good education has the ability to change lives and change the world, and we at the Bright Future Trust are immensely glad that we are able to play our part in ensuring that future generations have all the tools they need to make a difference.