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Featured strategic initiatives from our SI Fund I and SI Fund II portfolios.


China Migrants

Catalysing China's Nascent Charitable Sector

More than 150 million rural Chinese residents have migrated to China’s booming cities in search of work, in what is often referred to as the largest human migration in history. These rural-to-urban migrants are one of the most vulnerable populations in China’s cities. Due to China’s residence permit laws, rural-to-urban migrants are unable to benefit from social services and their children often face challenges in accessing quality education, the key to a brighter future in China’s... MORE

SECTOR

Education

LOCATION

China

LIVES CHANGED

8,231


China Social Sector Pioneers Initiative

China’s rising social sector

China’s stunning economic rise and massive societal shifts have led to a historically unprecedented drop in poverty levels. World Bank figures show that just twenty years ago, more than 727 million people in China, or 69 percent of the population, lived in extreme poverty. Today, that number is below 6 percent and dropping. In this same period of dramatic change, the social sector in China has been inventing itself, first through international support and now, increasingly, with the deployment... MORE

SECTOR

Education

LOCATION

China

LIVES CHANGED

31,068


Ethiopia Speed School Initiative

Ensuring a bright future for all

After the success of the West Africa Children’s Education Strategic Initiative, the Speed School programme was moved to Ethiopia, partly to verify that the model was both transportable and scalable. The Ethiopia Speed School Initiative was a four-year multi-million dollar investment designed to respond to the education needs of Ethiopia’s out-of-school population in a compre-hensive and integrated way. Applying an accelerated learning approach to equip out-of-school children with reading,... MORE

SECTOR

Education

LOCATION

Ethiopia

LIVES CHANGED

112,737


Peru Education Initiative

Through Education, a Brighter Future for Slum Communities

Endemic poverty, high rates of crime and abuse, lack of education, and wide-spread unemployment limit the opportunities slum dwellers have to improve their lot. The Peru Education Initiative began in 2007 with highly ambitious goals. Established in partnership with Strømme Foundation, the Peru Education Initiative aimed to provide residents of two of Lima’s slums with the tools they need to build a better future for themselves and to begin the process of transforming their communities... MORE

SECTOR

Education

LOCATION

Peru

LIVES CHANGED

14,266


West Africa Speed Schools

Finally able to go to school

Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso are three of the world’s poorest and least developed nations, according to the United Nations Development Index. School attendance and literacy rates are among the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa. Female literacy rates are particularly low – in fact, less than 20 percent of the women in these West African countries can read and write. Without a primary education, children lack the skills and knowledge required to improve their situation and are likely to remain... MORE

SECTOR

Education

LOCATION

Burkina Faso; Mali; Niger

LIVES CHANGED

34,288

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