What is the BIA and what the hell are they doing in Uganda?
Bridge International Academies (BIA) is a for-profit organization active in privatizing public education in several African countries including Liberia, Kenya and Uganda. They have already built 412 for-profit schools in Kenya in six years. BIA co-founders, Shannon May and her husband, JayKimmelman, have raised more than $100 million from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Omidyar Network (eBay founder Pierre Omidyar) to push their "Education in a Box" model in Africa.
According to the Washington Post:
BIA — which is supported by the World Bank; Pearson, the world’s largest for-profit education company; and billionaire education philanthropists Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, among others — operates a chain of for-profit schools in a few African countries, Schooling in the Ownership Society: What is the BIA and what the hell are they doing in Uganda?: