The Economist Educational Foundation
Every eight weeks, we publish a new resource to help nine-year-olds and upwards to develop knowledge, critical thinking, literacy and confidence through inspiring discussions about the news. Each resource includes original news content and activities to spark thoughtful discussions about the topic.
Who we areWe are The Economist Educational Foundation, an independent charity that leverages the journalistic expertise of The Economist newspaper.
What we do
We enable inspiring discussions about the news in, and between, schools. Discussions that invite young people to be curious about the world’s biggest ideas and challenges, and consider what should be done about them.
Why we do it
Joining these discussions not only inspires young people to think big about the world and their possibilities within it, it also builds essential knowledge of current affairs, critical thinking, communication skills and confidence. These news literacy capabilities can change a young person’s life. They’re hugely valuable socially, in
education, in the workplace and in public life. They enable young people to understand complex issues affecting their lives, and to tackle the challenges by having constructive conversations with people who see things differently.