The Good Deed Education Fund – an entity created jointly by private entrepreneurs and the Good Deed Foundation – will contribute €2 million to initiatives that address key issues in general education in Estonia; some of the money will also be used to support the education of children fleeing war in Ukraine.
“During its three years of operation, the Good Deed Education Fund has proven itself in several different roles – in addition to supporting and investing in educational initiatives, we have also launched new initiatives and made changes to the system. education accordingly,” said Martin Villig, one of the fund’s initiators and co-founder of Bolt, an Estonian mobility company.
“A good example is the internship program for educational leaders, which we have launched with our partners. Over the past three years, 28 school leaders have had the opportunity to gain management experience in large companies and then implement innovations in their schools. This is important because teachers want to work in well-run schools,” he added.
Over the past three years, the foundation has contributed €1 million to initiatives that have attracted nearly 200 new teachers to Estonian schools and provided students with valuable skills for their future lives.
Aims to solve the most pressing education problems
A total of 15 initiatives were supported, reaching 80% of Estonian schools and involving nearly 40,000 students.
The Good Deed Education Fund works closely with the Department of Education and local governments.
The fund is a philanthropic fund that aims to give impetus to initiatives that help solve the most pressing problems in Estonian general education.
The fund was created by Martin Villig and Taavet Hinrikus, of Bolt and Wise respectively, together with next generation entrepreneurs.
The fund is managed by the Good Deed Foundation, which has a long track record of initiating and developing high-impact social initiatives.