AT AGE 11, BETELEHEM IS FINALLY STARTING SCHOOL
After many years farming alongside her family, Betelehem was given a second chance at education through the Luminos Fund.
million primary-school-aged children are out of school around the world
of children in low-income countries cannot read by age 10
of children were not reached by any education during COVID-19 school closures
Millions of children are shut out of school due to global crisis, poverty, and discrimination.
Our award-winning programs ensure the world’s most vulnerable children get a chance to experience joyful learning.
Luminos runs catch-up education programs
A new randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the Luminos program shows dramatic learning gains for students.
children given a second chance education
of graduates transition to government school
more likely to complete primary school than their peers
Students learn how to learn
Literacy in 10 months
Centered in a holistic approach
government-run classrooms using our approach
parents and guardians engaged
Where we work
On January 30, 2024, Luminos convened leading education experts to explore the power of Joyful Learning to drive better learning outcomes for children. The LinkedIn Live webinar featured insights from Dr. Kwame Akyeampong of the Open University, Dr. Bo Stjerne Thomsen...
A new randomized controlled trial (RCT) shows children in the Luminos catch-up education program in Liberia achieve dramatic learning gains: a country where more than one in three children are out of school. In just one school year, Liberian children enrolled in the...
Luminos takes a three-fold approach to ensure our student’s well-being: 1) safeguarding students’ welfare through extensive child protection training, 2) creating inclusive classrooms, and 3) supporting students’ health.
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