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 conflict.
Our award-winning programs ensure the world’s most vulnerable children get a chance to experience joyful learning.
Luminos runs catch-up education programs
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
local young adults trained as teachers
government-run classrooms using our approach
parent engagement and mothers' savings groups
Where we work
the national government on bringing
out-of-school children back to learning
and enhancing the national curriculum.
The Luminos Fund has been named a top 10 finalist for the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes 2022, a set of three awards each worth CHF 200,000 ($208,000) that honor outstanding achievement and practice in advancing quality education.
In honor of Africa Day, we are sharing the story of a true African visionary and luminary in the education sector: Dr. Dzingai Mutumbuka. Dzingai served as the first Minister of Education and Culture for Zimbabwe upon its Independence from Britain from 1980 to 1988, and as Minister of Higher Education from 1988 to 1989.
The Luminos Fund's program in Ethiopia was featured by TV5 Monde Afrique! The video report profiles Luminos student Wetise, and gives viewers a look inside a Luminos classroom, our unique joyful learning model, and some of the factors keeping children out of...
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