Our purpose

To ensure this generation of children are empowered by education to thrive, wherever in the world they grow up

Our mission

To work with local partners to develop, implement and spread breakthrough school models in under-resourced communities around the world

Our values


We challenge the status quo and relentlessly pursue meaningful change for children


We lead with questions, seek diverse insights and strive for growth


We recognize the limitations of our perspectives and support community-led change


We enable people to flourish by integrating their full selves


We know that change takes time, appreciate the journey and keep our actions rooted in purpose


We work together and build authentic relationships

The team

Our Previous Board Members

Susannah Hares
Co-Director of Global Education Program and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development, London, UK
Seema Bansal
Director, Social Impact Practice, Boston Consulting Group, New Delhi, India

Our Program Advisory Council advises Kizazi on the design of school models and our program. It includes representatives from our local partners, as well as practitioners working towards holistic learning in under-resourced communities around the world.

Suchetha Bhat
CEO, Dream a Dream, India

Kristina Tsaturyan
Head of Seroond, Teach For Armenia, Armenia

Rahel Wondwossen
Chief of Schools, Nova Pioneer, South Africa

George Abu Foday
Program Manager, National Youth Awareness Forum, Sierra Leone

Chandni Chopra
Director, SEF, India

Adam Carter
Executive Director, Summit Public Schools, USA

Ali Nadeem
Head of Program Design, The Citizens Foundation, Pakistan

Our supporters

Kizazi is grateful to our network of supporters and donors.