So far our work has reached approximately 100,000 children. We have gained valuable experience in helping some of the world’s most vulnerable children get quality basic education. And now we are starting four new strategic partnerships that will lead us in the second wave of our strategic work on education.
The partnerships will help us provide better education for children while letting us extract useful knowledge on how to achieve the biggest impact when it comes to educating children where education is most needed.
Thereby helping us maintain and enhance our focus on breaking down the barriers for children – particularly girls – in rural areas to obtain quality primary education.
The partnerships include new projects with Save the Children in Bangladesh, Oxfam IBIS in Bolivia and Guatemala, UNICEF in Rwanda and South Africa and strengthen existing projects with SOS Children’s Villages in Ethiopia, Somaliland and Tanzania. All of the four organisations have been trusted collaborators to the Hempel Foundation and we look forward to reinforcing our joint commitment to providing education opportunities for children in need.
Not only will these partnerships in time help us triple our annual contribution to battling the international learning crisis. They also manifest that we have dedicated ourselves to co-create with partners with a particular focus on three strategic parameters:
We will pay increasing attention to develop new and more efficient solutions with opportunity for scale and replication both within and outside the national contexts of the specific projects.
Evaluation and quality assurance
We will ensure a strong focus on impact across all projects and evaluate performance to gain a better understanding of successes and failures in the projects we support.
We will share lessons learned to add value to the global education agenda and to motivate and inspire others to break down the barriers for children to attain their right to education.
Our new partnerships
Together with UNICEF the Hempel Foundation will work in Rwanda and South Africa to increase access to and quality of primary school education for vulnerable children, particularly girls, living in rural areas.
The partnership will develop and pilot solutions that can increase learning outcomes and re-entry of out of school children while also reducing drop-out.
The partnership with UNICEF builds on existing cooperation on improving education for children in northern Vietnam, which started in 2015, and has resulted in improved education opportunities for more than 1,600 children aged 3 to 15 years so far.
Together with Save the Children the Hempel Foundation will improve learning outcomes and increase the percentage share of girls in Bangladesh that complete a primary education and transition to a secondary education. Through strengthening learning opportunities for girls, the ambition is to reduce child marriages in the targeted areas.
The partnership represents an expansion of current collaboration on projects in China, Indonesia and Uganda and builds on a shared commitment to providing vulnerable children with learning opportunities that enable them to create sustainable lives for themselves and their future families.
Together with Oxfam IBIS the Hempel Foundation will work to bring down barriers preventing indigenous girls in rural areas of Bolivia and Guatemala from attaining a quality education. A particular focus will be on reducing gender-based violence and strengthening girls participation and achievement in education with the aim of increasing the number of girls transitioning from primary to Junior High School.
The partnership represents an expansion of current collaboration in Ghana as well as experiences from previous collaboration in Bolivia, Guatemala, Mozambique and Sierra Leone. The Hempel Foundation has been working with IBIS since 2011 with the shared ambition of providing vulnerable children with learning opportunities that enable them to create sustainable lives for themselves and their future families.
This partnership continues and strengthens existing collaboration between SOS Children’s Villages and the Hempel Foundation, which currently consists of projects in Ethiopia, Somaliland and Tanzania. The partnership will add additional resources to the current project in Tanzania and enable a regional approach to documentation and learning of the existing projects.
The additional resources to the project in Tanzania will allow for a project extension and adding of a care component which is currently included in the Somaliland and Ethiopia projects. This will bring the three projects on the same track in terms of duration and components.