As many as 200 million children fail to reach their full potential, and children in poverty have a higher chance of adversity that risks disrupting brain development. This is a devastating waste of human capital that leaves the next generation ill equipped to solve the enormous challenges that lock individuals, communities and societies in poverty. Saving Brains promotes the fulfillment of human capital potential by focusing on interventions that nurture and protect early brain development in the first 1,000 days of life. The portfolio currently includes innovations addressing three components of healthy development: health and nutrition, enrichment, and protection.
Current partners are Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Norlien Foundation and World Vision Canada.
Total Investments to Date: $33 million invested in 76 projects and a platform to accelerate progress against the challenge.
|Value||USD 33 Million|