At Cambridge Education, we are dedicated to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to receive a high quality education. We do this by being a facilitator, an adviser, a catalyst for change and a critical friend to our clients. Government ministries, universities, colleges and schools are the institutions whose staff deliver education. We work with our clients to enable them to improve learning outcomes, enhance skills, and enrich the lives of the children and young people of their country.
In the last five years, we have worked with hundreds of thousands of schools and supported the professional development of millions of teachers – ultimately improving the education of over 20 million children. Our many years of experience in the design and delivery of large and technically complex education projects sets us apart. We bring proven and practical know-how to the delivery of education services in a wide variety of contexts.
Improving lives through education
At Cambridge Education our mission is to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to improve their lives through access to high quality education. We do this by providing governments and clients with access to the best expertise available and by actively managing our programmes and projects to ensure that governments, schools and teachers have the tools to improve learning outcomes and build better futures.
Our many years of experience in the design and delivery of large and technically complex education projects sets us apart. We bring proven and practical know-how to the delivery of education services in a wide variety of contexts. We help improve education quality by:
1. Supporting education for all
We are leading the UK aid-funded Girls’ Education South Sudan programme, which aims to help 200,000 girls grasp an opportunity to lift their families and communities out of poverty. In India we supported the Government to accelerate improvements in secondary school education in the most needy states and for the most disadvantaged children.
2. Strengthening education systems
In Nigeria we worked with government, civil society and communities to improve the management of schools and quality of learning – reaching 16,000 schools and improving learning conditions for more than 6.5 million children. We are also working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with government and education stakeholders at central and provincial level to improve governance and accountability throughout the education system.
3. Improving learning outcomes
In Tanzania we are strengthening the quality of primary education in seven educationally disadvantaged regions. Over four years, the EQUIP-Tanzania programme will deliver better education outcomes for more than 2.6 million children and high-quality training for over 50,000 teachers. Our work on UK aid’s Pakistan Education Innovation Fund, Ilm Ideas 2, is bringing proven education innovation to scale to improve learning outcomes for 250,000 children.
4. Building a stronger workforce
In Turkey we supported the Government as it implemented its ambitious plan to transform into a ‘knowledge society’ by developing and formalising the vocational training of its citizens – contributing to the EU target of 15% participation in lifelong learning by 2020. In Bangladesh we helped 25 million adults and school children improve their English as a route into work through low-cost mobile technology, the internet, print-materials, television, and peer-to-peer learning.
Opening opportunities with connected thinking
Cambridge Education is a member of the Mott MacDonald Group, a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges by opening opportunities with connected thinking.