With 12 years until SDG4 in 2030 and 12 years of education a priority. We need to get everyone into school NOW

International development is famously political, drawing criticism and praise in equal measure. While for a long time the focus was on spending targets the conversation is now moving to be … Read More

Importance of social entrepreneurs to solving the biggest challenges in international development

In the field of social entrepreneurship, there is no shortage of inspired people with powerful ideas that can shake up the current state of international development but rarely are so … Read More

Innovative education partnerships will provide the foundation for Nigeria’s future prosperity

The importance of education as a powerful tool for personal development and national prosperity cannot be overemphasised. This view is shared by the Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates … Read More

Using mobile connections to create a more skilled world

Speaking at the 9th Award Ceremony for the 2017 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize this month, Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay remarked: “In a world where technology carries … Read More

Most parents want to see free private sector schools

The subject of global education reform is often a theoretical discussion led by well meaning policy experts and academics. But even more important are the voices of mothers and fathers … Read More

At Bridge the only barrier to Brian’s dream was his own ambition

Bridge believes in the importance of advocating inclusion. In Kenya, children learn from each other and ensuring that they are surrounded with children of differing abilities, tribes, religions and gender … Read More

Pressing for Progress through Gender-sensitive teaching; What it means to do it the Bridge way

Recent research has shown that following current trends, it will take another century to close the global gender gap across all indexes. Frighteningly this is an increase on the 2016 … Read More

10 of most influential women in global education

For International Women’s Day 2018 Bridge celebrates these 10 women, among many, who are working right now to reach the 130 million girls who are out-of-school around the world. Across … Read More

A Love of Books Leads to Literacy and Learning

Reading is fundamental to opportunity, prosperity and even better health; it’s an education bedrock. Yet, around the world, most children aren’t able to read well, and many have nothing to … Read More