The Luminos Fund is dedicated to ensuring children denied the chance to learn by conflict, poverty, or discrimination get access to a quality education.
We are a private donor philanthropic fund designed to unlock the light in every child through education.
We combine the rigor and discipline of the investment world with the purpose and passion of the philanthropic sector to optimize impact.
Join us in this mission to get kids back to school.
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Our Impact

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number of Second Chance schools


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children brought back to school


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no. teachers and facilitators trained


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mothers in parental engagement groups


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of Second Chance students have returned to mainstream schooling



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Meet Takola

In Ethiopia most of the children are forced to work around the home or in the towns and villages, shining shoes, selling lottery tickets, or working in cafes and shops.

At 13 Takola had never been to school. His mother, Yeshi, is a potter and his father, Barassa, helps with the pottery business and farms.

Takola’s teacher Wogene said: 'Before [Second Chance] started, Takola was out of school and had no education. He now has the opportunity of an education. He is becoming literate and numerate now. Before this, his parents could not afford to provide the pen and books needed for government school.'

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