About Us

BCF is registered in South Africa as a charity/non-profit - registration number 079-704-NPO and with the UK Charities Commission - registration number 1153855.

BCF TeamWho we are:

BCF is devoted to ensuring that millions of children receive quality parenting and education, this with the ultimate goal of providing them with a bright and resilient future. BCF was founded in 2008.

Why we do it

There is only one route to end poverty, poverty related disease, disadvantage and ignorance – an excellent education which will allow children to graduate from high school, complete a tertiary qualification or apprenticeship or gain employment which will allow them to enjoy a fulfilling middle-class life.

What we do

BCF conducts mass action-oriented, hands-on, practical training programmes to provide skills and knowledge to thousands of headteachers/principals, teachers, parents, community leaders, pastors and community based organisations.

BCF works mainly in rural areas and urban townships in developing countries where under-performance of schools and poor parenting practices are endemic.

Through mass training programmes we deliver our programmes at a fraction of the cost other NGOs require to provide benefits to relatively few children.

We differ from other NGOs by:

  • Offering mass training to upgrade parenting and education in entire townships, districts and provinces;
  • Working with all stakeholders who impact directly on the quality of each child’s education – parents, child carers, learners, teachers, school management teams, community leaders and community based organisations;
  • Delivering our programmes at a fraction of the cost other NPOs require to provide benefits to relatively few children.

The problem we solve

The epidemic of poor education and parenting leaves millions of people ignorant, uneducated and largely unemployable in the twenty-first century.

The consequences of our work

Within twenty years participating countries will have massively increased the number of middle-class educated people proudly contributing to their national economy and global intellectual capital.

Donors which have funded BCF over the past four years: British Airways, Danisco (Danish), Future Winners International (UK), HCI Foundation, Investec, Iqraa Trust, Quirk, SAB, SA National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Sanlam, Sasol, Van Reenen Steel, UNICEF, VVOB - The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance, and WorleyParsons RSA

Accountability and Transparency

BCF activities and decision are guided by our constitution, trustees and a robust strategic plan.

BCF follows best practices in governance, ethics, donor relations and compliance with the law.

Audited financial statements are prepared or reviewed by an independent accountants and auditors.

BCF recognises that all donations are discretionary, that donors have the right to know reasons for actions or decisions. BCF is open, frank and honest in all communications, transactions and operations.

The Billion Child Foundation South Africa is regulated by the South African Revenue Service and the Department of Social Development. The Billion Child Foundation UK is regulated by the UK Charites Commission and Inland Revenue.