Dear Friends,

What an extraordinary year 2020 has been for all of us!

This year we’ve seen children’s education dramatically impacted by Covid-19. All of our partner schools shut their doors in March, many are still closed with others only open part time. For our world’s poorest children, school closure also means lack of access to food, safe environments, technology and connectivity. The pandemic has not only amplified the problems of poverty, it has shone a vivid light on educational inequalities.

It has been a year of challenges, but we’re proud of our agility, innovation and our quick response to deliver solutions through the crisis. We are pleased to share with you our 2020 Annual Report, including our 19 bespoke initiatives for our communities and children. And we can also reveal our Top 5 most popular Educational Apps of 2020:
Writing Wizard
Writing Wizard
Book Creator
Book Creator
Montessori Maths Add Subtract
Montessori Maths Add Subtract
Glow Draw
Glow Draw
Pettson's Inventions Deluxe
Pettson’s Inventions
Covid-19: Adapting Our Programme
In South Africa, we inspired homeschooling for 266 families through our BF Breakfast Broadcasts, created and distributed 16,300 Academic Booklets, delivered tablets into hospitals for Covid patients to communicate with their families and we provided much needed sanitation kits, masks and training to 100% of our partner schools. In Latin America we created Escuela (E-School) so 300 children could learn remotely and we donated SimCards to teachers and families through our Cambiando el Chip Programme.
Our Mobile Bus and Tent School- bringing education to the children
In Lebanon, we continued our Mobile Education Bus Programme, stopping only for one month, at a critical point in lockdown. We distributed 8000 academic booklets and hygiene kits to those living in tent communities. Even though, Covid-19 and the explosion exacerbated the challenges in Lebanon this year, we proudly opened our first Tent School providing literacy, numeracy, psychosocial support and early childhood programmes.
Big plans for 2021!
We are full of hope and ambition for the year ahead. We are delighted to add 236 more schools to our network and an additional 51,000 children and 4,800 teachers! Our online learning programme for educators will reach three times as many teachers and our new science, technology, engineering and maths after school programme will focus on educating girls. What’s more our new social-emotional learning curriculum for developing resilience will expand globally to support children impacted by Covid-19.
Our BF Primary School is coming
Given the recent terrible events in Lebanon, we have decided to build a Breteau Foundation Primary School in West Bekaa which will provide formal education to 300 disadvantaged children, many of whom derive from Syrian refugee settlements.
Sponsor a Tablet!
Home schooling support remains critical and we will focus on helping children who have experienced ‘education loss’ as a result of the pandemic. We will continue to provide printed resources and internet connectivity where possible and we plan to get 2000 additional devices preloaded with a comprehensive reading, literacy and numeracy programme into the homes of children in Lebanon and South Africa.

Whilst I guarantee the Foundation budget, I want to offer friends a donation opportunity to join us in getting even more Technology Toolkits directly into the hands of our worlds’ most disadvantaged children.
Click on the button for more information.
Children Fight Plastic
We are also super excited to partner with a major tv series to inspire children to become changemakers in the fight against plastic in our environment. Our special episode is on track for release in 2022, alongwith a portfolio of free educational workshops and resources for schools and teachers worldwide.
Our Partners - We thank you
None of our achievements would have been possible without our amazing partners, schools, volunteers and our staff’s hard work to band together during the pandemic. We are so grateful for your dedication and flexibility amid these extraordinary times.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, good health and better times ahead in 2021.

With Best Wishes,
3asafeer, Africa Foundation, Azahir أزاهير, Al Manara Second Public school, Bar Elias Public school, Boolino, Code Spark, Curious Learning, Damma Educational Center, Dar Al Hanan for Orphans, Edoki Academy, EDULIS (Education Department Library Services), EduNova, EZ Education, eLimu, Filimundus, FoodFlowZA, Fundación Comunitaria Zona Franca Santiago, Fundacion Enséñanos a Creer, Fundacion Escuela Nueva, Fundacion Granitos De Paz, Fundacion Pies Descalzos, Ghazzi Elementary Public school, Incubation Centre (Home of Compassion Ministries), Infinut, Joyful- Al Mansourah, Kamed Al Lawz Public School, Kukua, L’Escapadou, Make Make, Mindjoy, MRP Foundation, Palestinian Children & Youth Institute, Real Labs, Red Jumper Limited, Salam-LADC, Sawa for Aid and Distribution, Social Solidarity Center - Nuwat, Scottie Go!, Tahaddi, Toca Boca, Ululab, Xander, Zil Learn.
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