PublicationBusiness model innovation: Educating children and adults at the BoP through learning centers

The Inclusive Innovation Business Model series showcases the innovative and inclusive solutions that social enterprises have developed to tackle tough development challenges, particularly in service delivery to the poor. Each business model is based on the experiences of several social enterprises from across the globe that have developed similar approaches and strategies to delivery services to the poor or to improve their livelihoods.

The inclusive innovation business model series has been published on the World Bank Group's Innovation Policy Platform.

Educating Children and Adults at the Bottom of the Pyramid through Learning Centers

  • Learning centers extend education to the bottom of the pyramid by providing new spaces and modes of learning for children and adults. Some substitute for or supplement traditional schools; others introduce new types of education, such as preschool or computer literacy classes.
  • Centers keep costs low by working out of rented or donated facilities and recruiting and training community members to teach.
  • Self-directed, computer-assisted, and peer-to-peer learning approaches for older children and adults keep costs down.

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