Bridge International Academies: A School in a Box

Posted: 7 Mar 2012

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V. Kasturi Rangan

Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit

Katharine L. Lee

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: August 8, 2011

Abstract

Bridge International was founded in 2007 as a for-profit social enterprise to address the educational needs of poor children in Africa. Ten schools were operational in Kenya by 2010. The plan was to franchise nearly 3,000 schools all over Africa. The case is meant to discuss the challenges of scaling.

Learning Objective: To discuss the merits of using a business model to address basic educational needs.

Suggested Citation

Rangan, V. Kasturi and Lee, Katharine L., Bridge International Academies: A School in a Box (August 8, 2011). Harvard Business School General Management Unit Case No. 511-064, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2017973

V. Kasturi Rangan (Contact Author)

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Katharine L. Lee

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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