New funding provides lifeline for low-cost schools

Children at a village school in India (photo:dpa)
Children at a village school in India (photo:dpa)

Parents in the world’s slum areas are choosing to pay for their children’s education rather than rely on the state. They see this as a way out of poverty. But expansion and development of these low-cost private schools has been cramped by a lack of funding. Now a new breed of impact investor - interested in a return but also in the social and environmental impact of financing - is providing a new lease of life

LOW-COST private schools are flourishing in the slums and shanty towns of the developing world because parents see education as a route out of poverty.

In cities like Hyderabad and Delhi in India, 60 per cent of children attend low-cost private schools. Numbers are a...

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