ABOUT US

Frances G. Cosco Foundation (FGCF) is a Canadian charity based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our mission statement commits us to improve the lives of disadvantaged people through education: “Education for Change”.

"It is critically important for women to be educated." That was the visionary conviction of Frances G. Cosco as she grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1930s. A schoolteacher and feminist before her time, she was the mother of co-founder of FGCF, David Cosco, who became involved in charitable work in Ethiopia in 2002. 

David came to understand the enormous impact that a small amount of money, invested in education, can have on reducing poverty and improving people's ives in poor countries.

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OUR PROJECTS

Our projects in Ethiopia take a holistic approach to increasing access to, and improving the quality of education. In each community that we work, we assess all of the factors inhibiting quality education in the local school, and address those factors in concert. Here's a video update from our first project...

Click 'read more' for a description of each project, its location, and progress updates.

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LATEST NEWS

Project Update - November 2017
11/4/2017

David and I, two of the Directors of FGCF, just returned from an incredibly rewarding trip to Ethiopia.  We attended the opening of a new school in Wotet Abay and we visited our four existing schools (one still under construction) as well as three prospective new projects.  
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