The second installment in a new series of posts by Zambia-born documentary filmmaker Franco Sacchi details the development of a business model in East Africa aimed at improving the education of children living in poverty. Bridge International Academies equips educators with low-cost school kits and training materials to teach in almost any environment.
In an effort to take education past the “brilliant teacher,” BIA looked to create an “Academy-in-a-Box,” which would provide local teachers with the tools they needed to deliver an immediate, high-quality education to their students.
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