Bridge International Academies is the world's largest education provider and operates 412 nursery and primary schools across emerging markets. They democratise the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. Their model is simple in its concept – hire experts to build best-in-class systems, use technology to deliver them, and data to track and improve upon them. With schools throughout Africa and India, they have created the world's largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and nursery schools. Bridge partners with governments, donors, and parents to ensure that every child has access to an education that develops their full potential and creates a foundation for prosperity.
The Bridge model delivers significant learning outcomes at large scale by combining technology and customised learning materials. As a solutions-driven, implementation-focused organisation, Bridge utilises design principles to work in varied and often highly constrained contexts, to ensure learning outcomes and positive development for their students. Working on a regional and national basis is key, as the team believe that empowering entire generations of children with core knowledge, skills, and confidence is what builds the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous future for us all.
Bridge boasts a range of high profile investors - from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Novastar Investors through to CDC and DFiD. Bridge schools are technology enabled and data driven to ensure accountability in the classroom for both teachers’ performance and children’s learning. Their model means that they can—and have—invested large sums of money in research, development and technology. They have made learning a science and they are committed to continuing this rigorous development process to grow and expand to meet the needs of their families.