Christ Kids Academy: Better Leadership and Management

Christ Kids Academy: Better Leadership and Management

I learned about the IDP Rising Schools Program (IDPRSP) in 2013 when a team from Sinapi Aba visited my school. Later, I received an invitation letter to participate in the IDPRSP/Sinapi Aba proprietor training. The IDPRSP training covered topics on financial literacy and school management, consisting of nine (9) weeks - each week covering one module.

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IDP Foundation, Inc. Welcomes Desiree Acholla and Ciara McDonnell

IDP Foundation, Inc. Welcomes Desiree Acholla and Ciara McDonnell

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to IDP Foundation, Inc. - Desiree Acholla and Ciara McDonnell!

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Priestland Educational Centre: Effective Accounting Records and Loan Management

Priestland Educational Centre: Effective Accounting Records and Loan Management

The IDP Rising Schools Program training has been an eye-opener for me and miraculous for Priestland Educational Centre.

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IDP Foundation Visits Harambe's Rome-coming

IDP Foundation Visits Harambe's Rome-coming

In September, IDP Foundation’s President and CEO Irene Pritzker, and Chief Operating Officer Alison Ehlke made their way to Rome, Italy for the fourth biennial Harambe Rome Forum.

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IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

On April 8, 2017, the IDP Foundation’s Executive Director Allison Rohner and Project Manager Jenna O’Brien traveled to Harvard University to sign a two-year partnership agreement with the Harambe Entrepreneurs Alliance (HEA).

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Top Social Enterprises to Watch in 2017

Top Social Enterprises to Watch in 2017

Chicago is a hub for many early-stage companies aimed at creating for-profit business solutions to social causes. At the IDP Foundation, we are proud investors in the Impact Engine Fund, which features some great innovative entrepreneurs. Here are a few spotlight companies that are doing some amazing work.

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Eradicating Poverty through Education

Eradicating Poverty through Education

As of January 1, 2016, the United Nations and its 193 Member States officially ushered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global agenda to end poverty by the year 2030. Made up of 17 goals that focus on a variety of initiatives like gender equality, health, and education, these goals recognize that social and environmental issues are interconnected and affect everyone in our global community.

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Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago recently announced that it has raised $77 million of the $100 million it seeks to mobilize for impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises working throughout the Chicago region.

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The Business of Education in Africa (Report)

The Business of Education in Africa (Report)

Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) took place in Durban, South Africa, which convened regional and global leaders from government, business, and civil society to identify and prioritize efforts to help Africa achieve inclusive growth.

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Education Stakeholder Workshop: Engaging the Private Sector in Delivering Basic Education in Ghana (Report)

Education Stakeholder Workshop: Engaging the Private Sector in Delivering Basic Education in Ghana (Report)

The IDP Foundation, Inc. and the World Bank co-hosted an Education Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The half-day event brought together government officials, development partners, NGOs and other stakeholders in education to identify opportunities for effective collaboration and engagement.

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