Frequently Asked Questions

Who is The Education Relief Foundation ?

ERF is a Geneva based  tax-exempt, non-profit, non-governmental organisation with registration number CHE-437.767.204. The founding Trustees are:

  • Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussallam- President
  • Mr Peter Fell- Vice President
  • Mr Lin Zuqiang- Board Member

How does The Education Relief Foundation contribute to SDG4?

The core operational structure of ERF is based on a process of diagnosis, forecast, and commitment for the introduction of the principle of balance and inclusivity in the curricula, content, and pedagogy offered by educational systems and institutions.

This process includes 1) analysis of local contexts for adapting the materials and the approach of teaching to specific projects; 2) focusing on delivery of tailored Training of Trainers (ToT) programmes that meet specific needs; 3) and, finally, ensuring that ERF’s ToTs offer sufficient flexibility to teachers for adapting their materials and approach of teaching to local requirements.

For this, ERF works towards a commitment to change both at the policy level as well as amongst the stakeholders of the relevant education systems and institutions (school authorities, senior members of non-teaching staff in schools, teachers, and trainers). The organisation is committed to open up a new dialogue, making the case for balanced and inclusive education, with policy makers.

How is The Education Relief Foundation funded?

ERF is a Swiss registered NGO. Our current sources of funding include donations and gifts.

We do not accept money or any other kind of support from entities linked to promoting disease, poverty or inequality. We refuse aid from institutions or individuals linked to tobacco, weapons and alcohol.

General equality issues including race, gender, faith, sexual orientation, nationality etc. are taken into careful consideration when accepting funds.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

All donations made to ERF are tax-deductible. ERF will provide you with a donation certificate in January of the following year of your support.

How will my donation be used?

ERF ensures that your donations are directly used for projects with administrative costs kept to a minimum (10-15%).

How can I support ERF’s activities? 

There are several ways to support our works:

You can either make a donation through direct debit or Swiss payment slips.

You can make a monthly gift and follow projects closely

You can make a memorial gift

Contribute at your workplace by matching gift programme

Leave a legacy

Volunteer and donate your time

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