The Education Relief Foundation (ERF) was a not-for-profit and non governmental organisation (NGO). It served to develop and promote a new approach to education that emphasised the importance of balance and inclusivity in the curriculum offered to young people. ERF believed that, in a globalised world with unprecedented movement of people across continents, evidence based research would need to be conducted to confirm that only a curriculum with a holistic view on the history of civilisations around the globe could, in the long term, be a sustainable solution to achieving inclusion, global collaborations, and non-discrimination reflecting the contribution of diverse cultures and civilisations to our modern world.
ERF focused on system assessment, civil society engagement, capacity building, and policy development, as well as practical interventions at the grassroots. Academic rigour; evidence behind the case being made; coherence between theories, policies, priorities, and action were ensured by commissioned researched. ERF operated projects in partnership with other NGOs and similar organisations. All projects at ERF were underpinned by a learning framework to collate and analyse evidence, followed by continual adjustment of implementation plans based on what has been learned, thereby offering more durable outcome with long-lasting benefits in the face of a rapidly evolving modern world