This is a Fund for the Future – at Montessori Group we take inspiration from hardship and envision a generation of children receiving high quality early childhood education armed with the skills, creativity and values required to secure their future and the future of our planet.
A child’s experiences in their first six years shape the life they’ll grow up to live. And, in turn, how healthy and wealthy their communities will be. Yet around the world, governments barely invest in children’s learning and development. They’re not sufficiently funding or prioritising early childhood policies. It’s a crisis – especially for children coping with pressures from conflict to climate change. We need to find ways to support equity and excellence within the education sector worldwide. One way to do this is to provide more direct funding, mentoring and support to impactful education innovations.
Our ambitious agenda requires equally ambitious partners with the compassion, conviction and commitment to walk this exciting and important path together.
The Educate the Future Fund recognizes that true transformation often comes from the bottom up, with small-scale non-profits uncovering solutions to help children fulfil their potential in some of the world’s most marginalized communities with minimal resources and support. They require funding, networks and expertise to maximize their transformative impact on children, families, and communities. The Fund will serve as a platform to uncover, elevate and partner with exceptional and inspiring initiatives and provide funding to amplify and expand ideas that can be replicated or scaled. Alongside catalytic grants, we will provide our decades of expertise to improve the effectiveness and impact of our partners. The most promising may become longer-term partners eligible for larger grants and continuous learning opportunities.
Leonor Diaz Alcantara – CEO