5 powerful ideas for global impact from social entrepreneurs, part 4

Use technology everywhere you can By Katherine Milligan, Director and Head, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Dr. Shannon May, an anthropologist, and Jay Kimmelman, a tech entrepreneur, founded Bridge International Academies in Kenya in 2008 with the goal of providing affordable world-class education to families living on $2 a day. In less than seven years, Bridge International Academies has opened 400 schools serving 120,000 students and aims to reach 10 million students in the near future. They have achieved such staggering scale by using technology at every step, from how they process school fees and assess student performance on a weekly basis to how they distribute daily lesson plans to every one of their 5000 teachers and even monitor teacher arrival and […]