Encouraging education is one of Nordic Capital focus areas for its social engagement. In 2021, Nordic Capital entered into a partnership with the Swedish foundation Läxhjälpen, an organisation focusing on helping students with their homework.

Läxhjälpen is Sweden's largest non-profit organisation to support students with their homework. Since 2007, they run a structured and results-oriented homework support program in collaboration with 46 schools in eleven Swedish municipalities.

In 2020, 17,699 children in Sweden left primary school without upper secondary school eligibility, i.e. around 1,000 school classes. The homework support program is aimed at the schools with the lowest results and at those students who do not meet the goals.

Each semester, approximately 1,100 students are supported six hours a week in a structured program, with employed study coaches, working together to reach the goal of upper secondary school eligibility. The teachers select the students, who get support from the same coach for at least one and often several semesters.

  • In 35 out of 45 partner schools, students who attend the homework support program perform better in terms of upper secondary school eligibility than other students in the same schools.
Of the students who took the program in the academic year 2018-2019:
72%

reached upper secondary school eligibility

82

gained increased self-confidence

87%

wanted to continue study at higher levels

  • Work together for a better society with a focus on education for children
  • Enroll more students in the homework support program, resulting in more children passing primary school
  • Provide university students with extra work as study coaches
  • Increase inclusion, diversity and equality
  • Contribute to proliferation through expansion
  • Collaboration and networking
  • Employee engagement
  • Working together for the global goals!

"I am 100% sure that I wouldn't have managed to get better grades in all these subjects if I didn't have the help from Läxhjälpen."

Mannar, one of Läxhjälpen's students in Uppsala.

“Nordic Capital has a strong commitment to society and supports a number of idea-driven organisations and initiatives. We are convinced that education and mentoring programs for young people contribute to a healthier and better society.

Klas Tikkanen, COO, Nordic Capital Advisors