Echidna Giving

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Echidna Giving is a private funder with one sole aim: getting more girls into better schools to live better lives. Investing in girls pays dividends for us all: what she learns in school can transform her life, her family, her community, and her nation for generations to come. That’s why we’re committed to funding up to $700 million in the next 40 years to bring quality, gender-responsive education to both girls and boys in lower-income countries. Because when all kids learn equally, our world becomes more equal, too.

Primary Functions

  • Funding

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Networking/Convening

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Early childhood development
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • School violence
  • Teacher training


  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Mentorship
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

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Current girls' education partners

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Echidna Giving

Headquarters location(s)

  • San Francisco, California, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • N/A

Echidna Giving

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania

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