Education social enterprise Bridge International Academies has been awarded the prestigious Game Changers Award 2018 as the Education Company of the Year 2018. Relatedly, Bridge CEO and Co-Founder Jay Kimmelman was also named Education Game Changer of the Year in Africa 2018. The two awards are attributed to contribution of Bridge in transforming learning in Africa and in Asia.
The accolades put Bridge in the company of previous recipients, such as Ballen, working towards the work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and global organisations including Deloitte and KPMG.
During the awarding ceremony ACQ5 Director Jake Robson said: “The awards represent the best of breed in all industry sectors and recognise industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished businesses, representing the benchmark of achievement and best practice.”
The ACQ Global Awards ‘celebrate leadership, innovation and brilliance’. They search for the most outstanding organisations across the globe and for individuals who have had the greatest impact on their industry.
The awards come at time when ACQ is calling for organisations to be ‘forward thinking, embrace change and build sustainable enterprises’ and are the result of over 210,000 nominations by industry peers, and nearly 100,000 votes counted.
On his part, Bridge Uganda Country Director Morrison Rwakakamba said: “Bridge is delighted to have been recognised an organisation representing good practice; we’re proud of the work that we do to deliver transformation and know that it wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and support of all our partners, supports and employees.”