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IFC Supports expansion of primary education with investment in bridge international academies

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will invest $10 million in equity to support the expansion of Bridge International Academies, a provider of high-quality primary and pre-primary education for children from poor families. CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, will invest $6 million in equity alongside IFC. The funding will support the company’s plans to expand to more …

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Bridge International Academies in Kenya: Quality schooling for less than $4 per day

Originally published by Pearson on 7 March 2011. Republished by AfricanBrains with kind permission. Goats graze by a riverbank next door and there’s a pungent smell of burning trash in the air, but the children at Bridge International Academy Lunga Lunga don’t even notice. They’re too entranced by a crossword lesson about parts of the body. “Who can see the word …

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