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We Are a Global Education Community

We support grassroots initiatives that provide education to all children, increase opportunities for women and girls, and emphasize service to the community.

The schools that we support serve marginalized communities globally. They focus on academic excellence, fine arts and character education to develop capable, ethical, and altruistic leaders contributing to the betterment of their own communities.

Our Story

Our 2017 Impact









Why Education ?

While in the past several decades we have made progress, poverty still impacts 80% of our world population. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," and one of the most critical investments we can make.  Education is the key to reducing povertyeliminating gender inequality, and creating a sustainable planet. 

767 Million

Live on less than $1.90/day

6 Billion

Live on less than $10/day


of world’s 7 Billion people cannot read or write

It is a proven fact that education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. “World Bank, 2013”


$1 invested in education and skills equals $10 in economic growth


Educating 1 woman positively impacts 100 lives  

Our Support Categories

We support program components essential to ensuring that the students not only excel academically and intellectually but also develop their capabilities to serve and pay it forward to ensure positive sustained change of their communities.


We work with local organizations who know best how to meet the needs of their communities to provide access to education to thousands of students.


We build classrooms, community halls, kitchens, and other structures as needed to enable local schools to enroll more students.

Teacher Training

We emphasize and support teacher training, particularly focused on empowerment of youth and women, to ensure quality of learning and commitment to service.

Theory of Change

Mona Foundation works toward the elimination of global poverty by supporting community led transformation. Our goal is to see children have access to shelter, food, health and education so that they can realize their potential and contribute to the betterment of their own communities.

A set of core principles underpin our view of social change, namely that change is sustainable when the local community is the principal actor in defining, analyzing and solving its own problems; change is a process and not an event and requires long-term commitment, and that without building capacity at the grassroots level, any model of development is not sustainable and is untenable. 

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Theory of Change