Bridge Schools, a social enterprise which focuses on providing education to the down trodden, has been named among the top ten employers in Africa by the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Study.
The annual study aims to shape the conversation about what makes a great employer in Africa and positively change the work experience for employees.
Bridge emerged 9th, according to the study. It was the first time that Bridge was making an entry and it was the only social enterprise to make the list and the only education provider identified.
The World Bank, a Bridge investor, retained its position at number one for another consecutive year.
More than 10,000 African professionals were surveyed to identify the best employers in Africa and asked what contributes to a great employee experience.
“I feel proud to be part of a world-class organisation that is changing the face of education globally. Teaching at Bridge comes with a lot of opportunities and a strong sense of support and professional development.” Ibrahim Igoma, a Bridge teacher in Uganda.
In Uganda 100% of Bridge pupils passed PLE in 2017 with over93% of pupils scored in Division oneor two compared to 56% nationally.
Peri Mwangi, the Bridge Human Resource manager said: “In contrast, teachers employed by Bridge benefit from ongoing training; a clear support system and teacher guides that enable teachers to focus on their pupils without the administrative burden that many feel overwhelmed by.”
“Being a Bridge teacher makes me feel proud and dedicated to my profession. I always wanted to be the best and make my pupils happy. If you teach at Bridge, you will definitely feel that enthusiasm – Tulugende Hamza Bridge Teacher, Uganda.