Billion Child Foundation

Countires where BCF are active in AfricaOur vision: To enable one billion children and young people around the world the opportunity to escape poverty and poverty related disadvantage over the next 30 years by ensuring they receive quality parenting and education.

Our track record: Since 2008, BCF has trained principals, teachers and parents of over 1.8 million children and young people. BCF is probably the biggest and most successful NPO working in Sub-Saharan Africa to turn around the lives of young people by ensuring they obtain excellent education and are supported by informed committed parents.

Our mission: To establish an enabling environment for children so they can develop to their full potential each within his/her own aptitude, potential and capabilities to become a highly effective self-reliant mature individuals who will succeed in the future.

What we do: BCF works to alleviate the global endemic of poor education and social mobility, especially in developing countries, which leaves billions of young people ignorant, uneducated, unemployable and angry in the twenty-first century. Through BCF programmes principals learn how to reinvent their schools to become centres of excellence and parents to raise their children to become self-reliant responsible individuals who will succeed in the future.

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown praised BCF for its dedicated work towards improving educational outcomes for children and youth in sub-Saharan Africa. He noted that the work BCF undertakes is very important in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, quality and inclusive education for all.

Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and previous Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

"May I commend the work of the Billion Child Foundation which has set as its goal the establishment of programmes to train the parents of a billion children around the world over the next thirty years"

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

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Professor Jonathan D Jansen

"I am delighted to throw my weight behind this stellar initiative. We are running out of time and a billion children need us."

Professor Jonathan D Jansen, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State

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" Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine workers can become the head of the mines, that a child of farm workers can become president of a great nation." Nelson Mandela.

Nothing stops bullets, famine and ignorance like education.

You can play your role ensuring a billion children enjoy an excellent education which will allow them to gain a tertiary qualification, complete an apprenticeship or gain employment which will enable them to enjoy a proud self-sufficient middle-class life. More

Principal decides not to quit as a result of BCF training

Mr Ryan Thamsanqa Ntintili principal of Dr Nhlapo Intermediate School reporting on progress his school has made while attending the BCF Outstanding Public Schools Programme.

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