The Supply Education Group: S.L.U.M.S (Student Leaders Understanding My Slums): A secondary education supplemental curriculum centered around service-learning and human rights

Adeso - African Development Solutions: To support a mobile informal education project seeking to provide children with employment-relevant skills in Kenya.

Aga Khan Foundation USA: In support of a community engagement initiative seeking to educate girls in the sciences in Kenya.

Kenya Community Development Foundation: To scale-up the Global Give Back Circle model in Kenya, which integrates mentoring, private sector investment, and local community support to provide marginalized girls with education and employable skills.

Population Council: To expand access to secondary school eduation for teenage mothers in Kenya.

African Population and Health Research Center: To improve learning outcomes and enhance secondary school participation of disadvantaged girls in urban informal settlements in Kenya through action research.


STIR Education: To scale-up the STIR  model for motivating, networking, and empowering teachers to become skillful practitioners capable of sustainably improving their practices and thus influencing their peers in Uganda.

UNICEF Uganda/US Fund for UNICEF: Scaling the uPortal: Using Open Education Resources to Advance Learning in Uganda

Educate!: “Piloting Scale of a Proven Solution to the Mismatch Between Education and Life After School”

Africa Educational Trust: To demonstrate how schools, even in more remote and poorer areas, can maximize the potential of free secondary schooling introduced in 2007. The holistic but low cost project model addresses challenges of access, quality and relevance of secondary education in impoverished districts where the effects of the 20 year conflict are still evident.

CEDA International: To expand a mentoring program in conflict-affected regions of Uganda that provides women with opportunities to learn leadership and life skills.

The Global Fund for Children: To identify and strengthen innovative, cost-effective secondary-level alternative education models that address access barriers and quality learning outcomes for adolescent girls in the conflict-affected regions of Northern and Western Uganda.

Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda: In support of a project to increase access to and retention of war-affected girls in secondary school in post-conflict Northern Uganda.

International Center for Research on Women: To help enhance the participation and continuation of adolescent girls in secondary schools in Uganda through research into social norms and expectations related to reproduction and family formation.

Build Africa: In support of research into how to address barriers to children's transition from primary to secondary school in Uganda.

Promoting Equality in African Schools: To increase access, retention, and results of secondary school students in rural Uganda through teacher training, income generating activities and improved curricula.


CRECCOM: Engaging Communities and Schools in Support of Adolescent Girls’ Education in Malawi (ECSSAGEM)

Firelight Foundation: NGO Innovations Fund to Improve Secondary School Access and Completion in Malawi

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Stichting Cordaid: In support of boosting quality education for girls in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through the use of a performance based financing model at the school level.

War Child Canada: Making Waves: radio-based learning for girls in South Kivu, DRC


Education Development Center, Inc.: To improve livelihood opportunities of youth by institutionalizing workforce readiness and school- to-work transition training, at scale, within public and private secondary schools in two provinces (Kigali and Southern Provinces) in Rwanda, and enhancing Ministry capacity to scale up this training within the secondary education system nation-wide.   


Kentalis International Foundation: Teaching Deaf Learners -- a pilot on innovative teaching skills in Tanzania

Voluntary Service Overseas:To increase learning outcomes and completion rates for secondary school students in 12 secondary schools in Lindi region in Tanzania, and support them to access vocational training, higher education and employment opportunities.

Asante Africa Foundation: To scale up an integrated, child-centered educational model to elevate the quality of secondary school teaching, foster the development of critical thinking skills, and improve learning outcomes for youth in secondary schools in rural Tanzanian communities.

Sazani Associates: To build secondary school teacher capacity and enrich secondary education curriculum with life and enterprise skills training in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar, Tanzania. 

University of Bristol: To make textbooks and teaching strategies relevant to and supportive of second language learners in rural secondary schools in Tanzania. 

East Africa (Multi-Country)

International Child Development Initiatives: To replicate a successful Indian education model in Kenya and Uganda that mobilizes communities to ensure girls are enrolled and retained in secondary education.

Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative: To support a teacher training model that leverages technology to improve science and technology and English in secondary schools in Kenya and Tanzania.  

Nigeria Grantees

2014 RFP

Teach For All: Supporting Local Leaders to Adapt and Expand Teach For All’s Proven Model to African Countries

ActionAid International Foundation Ltd: Promoting Girls Retention and Enrolment in Secondary School (PROGRESS)

Friends of the British Council: Fast Forward - co-creating new ways of learning to future-proof Nigerian young people's employability skills 

Plan International USA: BLOOM+: Better Life Options and Opportunities Model, Preparing the Next Generation of Nigerian Youth

South Saharan Social Development Organisation: Radio School - Empowering Adolescent Girls and Boys through the Power of the Radio

2013 RFP

Center for Change and Community Development: To produce and distribute a film and television and radio programs designed to increase demand for girls' education in Nigeria.

Mercy Corps: In support of a financial literacy curriculum targeting girls in Nigeria developed by private sector employers to ensure labor-market relevance.

Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability at University of California, Berkeley: To pilot an educational enrichment program in partnership with the Center for Girl Child Education that combines school- and community-based safe spaces to reach secondary school-aged girls in rural communities outside of Zaria City in Kaduna, Nigeria.

2012 RFP

British Council: To assess the availability and effectiveness of in-service teacher trainings and their impact on learner achievement and outcomes across several states in Nigeria. 

Catholic University of America: In support of a project to evaluate efficacy of an established teacher training program in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Co-creation Hub Limited: In support of an education technology pilot program using mobile phone applications in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Development Research and Projects Centre: In support of efforts to strengthen the implementation of new secondary school curricula in girls' schools in Jigawa and Kano States, Nigeria. 

2014 RFP

Avanti Fellows: Peer Collaboration for Quality Secondary School Education: A teacher-independent pedagogy to create self-directed learners at Chennai's Municipal Schools. 

Friends of the British Council: Pudumai Palli Project: Developing Innovative Schools In Chennai (P3DISC)

Education Support Organization (Gyan Shala/Insaan Group): Open high school for excluded children in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Paragon Charitable Trust: Improving access and retention in secondary education in PSIPSE countries: What can we learn from existing large-scale resources? 

2013 RFP

Aga Khan Foundation: To develop and test an alternative secondary education model that includes hard and soft skills training for out-of-school youth in Hyderabad.

American India Foundation: In support of a project to create demand for and promote retention in secondary education in Gujarat.

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies: In support of research on Open and Distance Learning.

Going to School Fund: In support of an initiative that uses storytelling to teach employment-relevant and transferable skills to students in grades 8 and 9 in Bihar, India, with the goal of promoting transition to and retention in secondary school.

International Center for Research on Women: To adapt and test an in-school model that engages industry and prospective employers to help prepare girls for employment after completing secondary school in India.

Lend-A-Hand India: To teach employment-relevant skills to secondary school children in the rural state of Gujarat, India.

STIR Education: To convene networks of educators in secondary education to identify, test, and scale promising innovations that improve teaching and learning outcomes in India.

2012 RFP

Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd: In support of a benchmarking study to assess language and math achievement of 9th and 10th grade students in government and private schools in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. 

ERU Consultants: To support a study evaluating the impacts of gender composition of teachers on secondary education, including the demand for education among girls and their parents. 

Akanksha Fund: In support of an initiative to train a new generation of school leaders in order to improve learning outcomes among low-income children in India.

Pratham: In support of the Pratham Open School model, an intervention designed to reach girls at risk of dropping out of school and to re-engage those who have already left the formal education system.

Population Council: To fund the design and evaluation of a pilot intervention in a rural district in the state of Gujarat, India, to support adolescent girls’ transition to and retention in secondary education and to improve learning outcomes by increasing parental and community engagement. 

2014 RFP

Michigan State University: Improving access and retention in secondary education in PSIPSE countries: What can we learn from existing large-scale resources? 

2013 RFP

International Institute for Educational Planning: To support the expansion of the post-primary education portion of a global online resource tool designed to connect education policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to evidence-based methods for improving student learning outcomes.