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General Purposes

International Centre of Excellence for Community Schools

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2018–December 31, 2021
  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to promote the development of community schools around the world. The International Centre of Excellence for Community Schools will raise the profile of community schools among educational authorities, peer organizations and networks, and funders internationally. It will continue to develop and deliver a range of capacity-building services and resources to community school support organizations, with a growing focus on partners in Africa. In 2016-2017, the grantee helped introduce quality standards to a network of schools in seven countries of Southern Africa while also initiating partnerships in a further eight countries on the continent. The grantee also created a specialized training program on entrepreneurship for community schools and delivered over 30 training events around the world. Formally registered in 2013, the grantee began as a project of the British educational charity “ContinYou.” It seeks to draw on and disseminate the growing experiences of community schools practice internationally.