Jay Kimmelman is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Bridge International Academies, the largest network of technology enabled schools in Africa and Asia. Bridge believes that every child has the right to high quality education and partners with governments, communities, teachers and parents to ensure that children can fulfil their potential. Jay is a leader in the field of education innovation, previously founding and running Edusoft, the leading educational software company providing assessment platforms to three million US public school children. Jay received his B.A. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard University.
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NewGlobe supports the Bridge community school programmes within the broader portfolio. NewGlobe partners with governments, communities, teachers and parents to deliver evidence-based quality education for primary and pre-primary school children. NewGlobe believes that every child has the right to a high-quality education. As such, it currently serves more than 100,000 pupils in more than 520 nursery and primary schools in marginalized and underserved communities across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia, Rwanda, China and India.
NewGlobe believes innovation and technology can transform learning. It develops lessons based on national curriculum, in-depth teacher training and support programmes, and use cutting-edge wireless technology. NewGlobe treats learning as a science and constantly iterates and adapts to ensure that its teachers are delivering the best lesson possible. NewGlobe knows that teachers are the key to success in the classroom and focuses on supporting and empowering them.
Bridge schools deliver increased learning gains for pupils by being data driven and evidenced based. The data shows that the longer a child is at Bridge, the better they do. These consistent results across multiple years and countries prove that learning gains can be delivered at scale and on limited budgets.
In some countries, NewGlobe runs partnership schools with the government, such as in Liberia; in others it runs infrastructure partnerships, such as in India; and in others it runs affordable schools where parents pay. NewGlobe is open to all models as long as they help deliver on its mission of delivering life changing education to all children.