A holistic approach to education that improves overall quality of life in Ethiopia
The mission of Frances G Cosco Foundation (FGCF) is to improve the lives of disadvantaged people through quality education. FGCF follows a holistic approach to addressing the multiple barriers children and youth in poor communities face in accessing, and succeeding in, education. FGCF pursues a bottom up approach in project selection, requires communities to share costs of projects, and implements projects in partnership with target schools, local communities, education offices, academic institutions and other partners over 3-5 years. FGCF began operation in 2015 and to date applies its holistic approach in 13 schools in the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS) of Ethiopia.