Luminos Fund selected as a 2017 WISE Awards Finalist

2017 WISE Awards: three US projects in the running

The Luminos Fund's Speed School project, OPENPediactrics and PhET Interactive Simulations, are among 15 finalists chosen by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for their innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges. Each year, the WISE Awards recognise and promote innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges.

The Luminos Fund’s Speed School project, a fund and programme founded by Legatum, enables out-of-school children to catch up to their grade level in government schools through an intensive, child-centered pedagogy for teaching basic literacy and numeracy. Since the mid-2000s, the model has been implemented in four African countries. It benefits 100,000 out-of-school children aged 9-14 years.

Caitlin Baron, CEO, the Luminos Fund, said: “The Luminos Fund and our partner Geneva Global are delighted that the Speed School programme has been selected as a finalist for the WISE Awards. It is our core belief that the combination of patient philanthropy, committed parents and communities, dedicated learning facilitators, creative pedagogy, and the power of play, can help unlock the light in every child.” 

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