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88 organisations urge investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies

In an open letter published on 1st March, 88 civil society organisations have urged investors to cease their support for the multi-national for-profit chain of private schools Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs over 500 schools in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, and India.

Source: www.world-psi.org

Liberian Lawmaker Slams ‘Disgraceful’ Bridge Infrastructure in Sasstown

Rep. J. Fonati Koffa has criticized as disgraceful the Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia's infrastructure in Sasstown. “Bridge PSL currently operates schools in 8 districts across Maryland and Grand Kru Counties. (…) Bridge came under fire in March when some 88 civil society organizations urged investors to cease their support for the multinational for-profit chain of private schools Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs over 500 schools in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, and India. These organizations are calling investors' attention to a series of concerning practices by BIA and the associated legal and reputational risks they incur.”

Source: FrontPageAfrica

A statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies

Over 170 unions and civil society organizations from around the world have released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial private schools in the Global South with the support of international donors and investors. This statement comes two years after a similar one that was addressed to the World Bank. It has been signed by a broad range of organizations from 50 different countries, including human rights, development, community-based, and faith-based organizations, as well as trade unions, demonstrating increasing, broad-based, and large-scale concerns regarding the operations of Bridge Academies.

Source: peopleoverprof.it

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