In Brief

About the Projekt

Children who are shut out of primary school due to poverty, conflict, or discrimination, often cannot access education for the rest of their lives. Even if local elementary schools are able to enroll out-of-school children, they find it hard to adequately support and integrate children who have not been able to attend school for years, who have different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, or who have been traumatized by conflict. As a result, these children have significantly less access to development opportunities on many levels. The Luminos Fund supports governments and authorities in establishing accelerated learning classes for out-of-school children to reach the most marginalized populations. With its intensive, child-centered pedagogy, the "Second-Chance” program helps students to catch up on the curriculum of two to three years and prepare for their further education and training in governmental schools.

Contact Persons

Maretta Silverman
Vice President of Development & Communications
The Luminos Fund
71 Commercial Street, #232
Boston, MA 02109, USA
e-mail to Maretta Silverman
Atje Drexler
Senior Vice President
Inequality, Peace
Phone+49 711 46084-420
e-mail to Atje Drexler