Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Impact of War on Children

  An estimated 28 million children of primary school age in conflict-affected countries who are not currently in education – that was one of the figures quoted by Rob Williams, CEO of War Child UK, at the high level Policy Forum organised by War Child on 23rd October.  The Forum explored the trends likely to characterise conflicts […]

Measuring Learning

At BFSS we welcome the work that is being done to shift the focus of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals from universal access to access plus learning.   We have been tracking the work of the Learning Metrics Task Force, which was convened by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Brookings Institute.    The Taskforce has now reported […]

News from the BFSS Archive

  Today’s interesting find was a letter sent to the British & Foreign School Society in London from Mangaia in the Cook Islands in 1869. “Letter to BFSS from William Wyatt Gill, Mangaia, South Pacific.  Thanks the BFSS for school materials it sent to his school, which were brought out on the ship the John […]

Congratulations to The Sabre Charitable Trust with Ove Arup & Partners

  BFSS is delighted that The Sabre Charitable Trust, one of its grant recipients, was the winner with Ove Arup & Partners of the Third Sector Excellence Award 2013 for Corporate Partnership. The Sabre Charitable Trust is an education charity working in the nursery sector in Ghana. For five years it has been working in partnership […]