Over the last 18 months, GSF has conducted a pilot programme with Private School Associations (PSAs) as a means of engaging with the low-fee private school sector. In this blog, we share what we’ve done and what we’ve learned in the process.
Since its inception, as the GSF team has listened to and learned from our community, we have identified key priorities and challenges for organisations and schools as they aim to deliver quality education for children in underserved contexts. Over the past few years, we have designed and delivered convenings, learning events and communities of practice to help organisations address these priorities and challenges.
On the final day of our Annual Meeting, GSF hosted a breakfast session to share our new three-year strategy with attendees. This provided an opportunity for our community to understand our strategic priorities and ask questions in an open forum.
The morning started with visits to schools of four members of the GSF community in Johannesburg: LEAP Science and Maths, SPARK Schools, SmartStart, and Enko Education.
GSF welcomed our global community of members, funders, investors, policy makers and actors to discuss ideas and solutions for working together collaboratively to improve education outcomes for children around the world.
Realising the “Transforming Education” agenda – what role can the non-state education sector play? Following the Transforming Education Summit, Aashti Zaidi Hai, CEO, Global Schools Forum and Laura Savage, Executive Director, International Education Funders Group, share reflections on what needs to happen next.
Helping schools to master effective teaching practises in Zambia: Connor McElwaine and Sarah Al-Hanoush reflect on their fellowship to Ndola, Zambia.
Improving classroom and school practice in Kenya: Ark teachers Khaleda Qureshi and Hannah Bridges share learnings from their fellowship to Nairobi, Kenya.
GSF shines a spotlight on the non-state sector’s instrumental role in getting children learning at the UN’s Transforming Education Pre-Summit in Paris.
A large and growing share of children in developing countries are educated outside of government schools – what will happen to these schools and their students in the current pandemic?
Talent: it’s one of those topics that is absolutely critical for every GSF member to better understand and manage, regardless of their specific context. For that reason, Talent was the focus of GSF’s inaugural Spotlight held in February 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In January 2020, with the support of the Omidyar Network, GSF co-hosted an event with the Education Partnerships Group (EPG) and the authors of 'Beyond the Mirage' on the complementary role of non-state actors in delivering quality basic education. The event focused on moving beyond the ideologically driven divisions around who is the provider of education to how we can deliver on ambitious education goals agreed under SDG4.