The PSIPSE Seeks to Grow its $50 Million Secondary Education Investment in Developing Countries
TORANTO, Canada, 9 November 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A partnership of private donors and foundations announced today an $8 million call for proposalsseeking new ideas and innovative solutions to address critical issues that impair secondary education learning for marginalized populations.
Through the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), Dubai Cares, Echidna Giving, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, and an anonymous donor announced the fourth PSIPSE call for proposals with a geographic focus on Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
The call for proposals announced today will lead to funding in 2017 in support of projects that pilot innovations, expand and adapt successful models, inspire collaborations and research critical questions about how to improve quality in secondary education while aiming to create systemic change in this sector at the local or national level. Projects are expected to apply innovative approaches that enable teachers to better act as facilitators of learning, improve adolescents’ learning outcomes, and promote 21st century employment-relevant skills.
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is a UAE-based global philanthropic organization working towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality education. Our mission to increase children’s access to quality education is guided by a common principle: children ready for schools, schools ready for children, parents and the community ready to play their role. Gender equality is a cross cutting theme in all Dubai Cares’ education programs. Central to Dubai Cares’ approach is also a focus on monitoring, evaluation and learning. Over the past 9 years, Dubai Cares has successfully launched education programs reaching over 14 million beneficiaries in 41 developing countries.
About Echidna Giving
Echidna Giving joins critical thinkers, innovators and practitioners, to advance girls’ education in the developing world. Echidna Giving works to get more girls, into better schools, to live better lives by supporting leaders and organizations who define, measure, and deliver change.
About the MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.
About The MasterCard Foundation
The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006.
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