The Fundación Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarrollo was set up by Martin Burt in 1985 and has become one of the largest non-profit organisations in Paraguay. The organisation creates pathways to economic opportunity for more than 80,000 low-income families and young people every year through the innovative Poverty Stoplight programme, entrepreneurship training, job creation and microfinance loans.
A sister organisation of Teach A Man To Fish, their flagship San Francisco School which inspired the ‘Education that Pays for Itself’ concept and the School-Business model.
The Fundación’s own Financially Self-sufficient Schools Model guides secondary-level schools in marginalised locations in Paraguay and Tanzania to financial security through establishing and managing productive units. These units also provide relevant skills-building for students.
The Fundación is working closely with us to assist schools at all levels in Paraguay and Tanzania to join the School Enterprise Challenge programme and get support to set up school businesses that are educational and profitable.
The Saville Foundation
The Saville Foundation is a private foundation committed to enabling significant and relevant social change. To do this, it seeks out and engages with projects or institutions that provide innovative and appropriate alternatives to current challenges in education and community development.
The Foundation also promotes awareness and action on the part of donors, corporations and governments to engage and invest with more consciousness, assess each intervention deeply, stay involved to ensure project resilience and, ultimately, replicate proven solutions.
As part of our strategy to reach more young people in more schools, Teach A Man To Fish works with local partner organisations and government education offices in a number of countries. We aim to embed skills for training and support to schools to set up and run businesses that are educational and profitable within the countries where we work. In 2017, we trained and worked worked alongside 240 staff in 32 partner organisations.