Our mission at Luminos is to ensure all children have equal access to joyful, foundational learning, especially those shut out of education by crisis, poverty, or discrimination. Thanks to our generous supporters, Luminos is serving 45,584 out-of-school children in the 2022-23 school year — more than double our reach last year.
To date, we have enabled 218,541 formerly out-of-school children to get a second chance at education and experience joyful, foundational learning.
2022 was a year of remarkable growth at Luminos. We launched two new country programs in Ghana and The Gambia and signed working agreements with governments in all our African country programs. The Ethiopian and Ghanaian ministries of education participated in an educational exchange organized by Luminos in Ghana, and our programs in Ethiopia scaled to new geographies and populations as we continued to strengthen our partnership with the government. In Liberia, our program expanded to serve nearly twice as many students with transformative education, and we launched additional projects centered on girls and keeping children safe.
out-of-school children served in the 2022-23 school year
total out-of-school children served across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East
We also launched the Luminos Method: a collection of best practices derived from our experience working in some of the hardest-to-reach communities. The Luminos Method is available to the broader education sector as a means to accelerate our vision of helping all children achieve foundational learning across the globe.
“Hope has motivated us to curb pessimism. This hope is reflected in the students’ faces. When we see the learners’ diligence and interest in discovering knowledge, our confidence in the coming days is boosted.”
Amal, Luminos teacher in Lebanon
Hope amidst the learning crisis
The World Bank estimates that 92% of children in low-income countries cannot read by the age of 10. However, amidst this staggering statistic, in Luminos classrooms, we are proving what is possible in some of the world’s most challenging contexts and helping children triumph. Amidst a series of global crises that are upending learning, we are filled with hope and determination. Luminos has a proven solution to help children gain the foundational learning skills to catch up and thrive.
In the words of Amal, a Luminos teacher in Lebanon, “Hope has motivated us to curb pessimism. This hope is reflected in the students’ faces. When we see the learners’ diligence and interest in discovering knowledge, our confidence in the coming days is boosted.”
Meet some of our students, alumni, and teachers
The 2022 Annual Report also highlights the following stories from each of our country programs:
Thank you for your support. Together, we can ensure that every child can catch up and thrive.