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Social entrepreneurs adapt the franchising model to consistently deliver superior outcomes, particularly in the developing world. Businesses franchise quality services, scaling them to hundreds of millions of underserved citizens. What began in India and East Africa with schools and healthcare spreads throughout emerging markets and developed Western nations alike.

See: “School-In-a-Box”—Franchising Education


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Bridge International Academies, founded in 2007, created the highly repeatable “school-in-a-box” model in the slums of the Nairobi, Kenya. The low-cost model created schools that allowed local managers to operate at an extremely low cost. By 2014, Bridge International Academies had grown to a network of more than 200 private schools with over 50,000 students spread across Kenya.

Source: Bridge International Academies,