Monthly Archives: August 2014

BFSS welcomes progress with the development of an educational app to teach Bangla, funded through a grant to CAFFE

In 2013 BFSS gave a grant of £7,000 to Computers are Free for Everyone (CAFFE) as matched funding for the development of Bangla language software to teach children and illiterate young adults in Bangladesh using a phonics-based approach.   This was the first time that BFSS had funded the development of an android app. CAFFE runs […]

BFSS welcomes the benefits which a new classroom block is bringing to Muumba, Zambia

In 2013 BFSS gave a grant of £10,000 to African Revival towards the construction of an additional 3-classroom block at Muumba Community Primary School, 36 km from the town of Kalomo in Zambia’s Southern Province.   The School had 3 classrooms and 2 untrained community teachers for 206 children.    The shortage of accommodation meant that multi-grade […]

BFSS welcomes evidence of the impact of Lively Minds’ Reading Scheme programme in Northern Ghana

In 2013 BFSS gave a grant of £6,630 to Lively Minds towards the Lively Minds’ Reading Scheme programme in rural Northern Ghana which targets primary schools in deprived and remote communities. Lively Minds has developed an innovative, self-sustaining model to help children read.   It provides primary schools with illustrated children’s books and trains Year 5 […]

BFSS welcomes the impact of Our Sansar’s project to improve the educational experience for teachers and pupils in rural Nepal

In 2013 BFSS gave a grant of £15,000 to Our Sansar for a project to train 360 teachers from impoverished schools in Birgunj, Chitwan and Hetauda in Nepal and improve the educational experience for both teachers and pupils by  introducing interactive methods of teaching, improving classroom management and encouraging the use of resources made from local […]