We are proud to offer supporters an opportunity to have a real impact on the next generation’s news literacy, at a time when this has never been more important. We have significant experience in creating bespoke partnerships to support young people develop the critical skills they need to succeed.
“We were really impressed by the facilitation training delivered by the EEF team. They managed to devise a session that was very focused on our specific requirements and delivered it in a fun, engaging and really thought-provoking way. We look forward to working with Emily and her team again in future.”
ANDREW, PARTNERSHIPS ADVISOR, BANK OF ENGLAND
We do innovative, high-quality work
We are making a proven, significant impact
We are a professional organisation with strong leadership and feasible plans to scale up over the coming two years.
We are very grateful to the businesses, trusts and foundations, and individual donors who support our work with young people across the UK. It is their generosity that enables us to support over 2,000 young people every year.
As a supporter of The Economist Educational Foundation, you will enable us to increase our impact and make a real difference to the lives of young people.
We can offer:
- Regular updates that show the impact your gift has made
- Flexible and convenient online volunteering opportunities for staff
- An invitation to our annual awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace
- The opportunity to visit a Burnet News Club school and see our work first-hand
If you want to work with us to change young people’s lives by bringing them into inspiring discussions about the news, get in touch with Harriet to discuss how we can build a real partnership with you.
The events of 2020 have shown the real harm that can be caused by misinformation and have demonstrated how powerfully current affairs affect young people’s education, employment opportunities and lives.
By making a one-off or monthly donation you will be supporting young people to develop critical thinking and communication skills and apply them to real world issues, and supporting teachers to become pioneers of news literacy and integrate current affairs into their teaching.
Every £1 of your donation would go entirely towards our core news literacy programme, the Burnet News Club (BNC), which enables inspiring topical discussions between state schools. Young people’s work is published and they explore the issues with leading topic experts and peers in different communities.
You would help young people across the UK to build essential knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills, supporting them to succeed in school, work and life.
- £7 a month could enable 1 young person to be part of the BNC every week
- £14 a month could enable 2 young people to be part of the BNC every week
- £21 a month could enable 3 young people to be part of the BNC every week
Some recent partnerships
We are working with KPMG to provide the Burnet News Club to 25 state schools and enable pupils to engage with volunteers from across the company. Volunteers are joining online topical discussions with the students, to develop their thinking skills and give them an authentic, professional audience for their views on the news.
We’re also working together to bring a numeracy focus to the Burnet News Club for six weeks, enabling students to develop essential maths skills by exploring current affairs.
Previously, we have worked with KPMG to deliver Numeracy in the News, a unique virtual event that brought together some 275 young people from across the UK to develop numeracy skills through exciting discussions about the news.
We are delighted to be working with The Economist Foundation to support students learning on the Burnet News Club. Through KPMG volunteer engagement, our volunteers continue to help develop students’ critical thinking and literacy skills; helping them push past their initial opinions and think more deeply about the topic to express their views clearly!
FORIDA ISLAM, CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY, KPMG
We’re working with Facebook to give more young people the skills to think and speak for themselves about current affairs. Together, we’re offering the Burnet News Club to more secondary schools across the UK as well as providing news-literacy resources to thousands of teachers and parents every week.