NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 – Bridge International Academies has joined the likes of World Bank, GE, Chevron and African Development Bank as one of the best employers in Africa.
In a survey published by Africa Business Magazine, Bridge Academies made its debut to the top 10 tying with Shell at number 9 in a survey that involved 20,000 employees in Africa.
The survey notes that the purpose-centric business model of Bridge International Academies is a natural fit for employees who said they relate to the impact the Academy is making in underprivileged communities.
“The presence of Bridge International Academies is more interesting,” says the Africa Business Magazine, adding that, “The ability to make an impact has been identified as a core driver every year in the study.”
Bridge Academies is also the only social enterprise named in the top 100 choice employers in Africa in a list dominated by multinationals and multilateral organizations.
The informal group of schools, which started in Kenya, has spread to other African countries with the backing of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the International Finance Corporation, CFC among other organizations.
Kenya Airways (47), Bamburi Cement (82) and Centum Investment (83) and EABL (95) are some of the Kenyan companies in the top 100 list.
Interestingly, Safaricom, which held position 17 in 2017, dropped 81 places to position 98.
Other companies in the top 10 best employers in Africa include Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, Nestle and Shell.