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Projects in Burkina Faso
For education and sustainable organic agriculture we nowadays focus on projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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Burkina Faso About 17.4 million people live in Burkina Faso (capital Ouagadougou). The official language is French. Islam and Christianity are practiced in peaceful coexistence.
For the past 25 years Burkina Faso has been ruled repressively by President Blaise Compaoré, who seized power in 1987. Read more...
Economy: Burkina Faso’s 2012 per capita GDP is only $591. Burkina ranks 183th of 187 on the 2011 Human Development Index. A large part of the economic activity of the country is funded by international aid. Agriculture (largely subsistence) occupies 80% of the working population. Most tend livestock, some grow crops like maize, peanuts, rice and cotton.
Health: The average life expectancy is about 59 years. The median age is about 17.
Education: Education costs about $100 per child per year, which is far above the means of most Burkinabe families. Burkina Faso has a very low literacy rate (only 28% in 2015). Education and literacy rates for girls are far lower than for boys. On average, adults have had only 1.4 years of schooling.
Tiipaalga

NATUUR Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018
Tiipaalga was founded in 2006 by the Swiss organisation newTree and is its local partner in Burkina Faso,. The... more
Tools To Work

ONDERWIJS Strengthening two vocational training centers, 2018-2019
Since 1987, Tools to Work (TtoW) has been revising high-quality tools and machinery at its Dutch workshop, shipping them to... more
Woord en Daad

ONDERWIJS Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, 2018
Woord en Daad was founded in 1973 with the aim of combating poverty and currently works in 26 countries around the world. The... more
Asmae - Association Soeur Emmanuelle

ONDERWIJS Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, 2017-2018
Association Soeur Emmanuelle (Asmae) is a French development organisation focused on education and... more
Vogelbescherming Nederland

NATUUR Greening the Green Wall Initiative, 2016-2017
The focus of most of the work of the Netherlands Society for the Protection of Birds (VBN) is in the Netherlands and in countries... more
Woord en Daad

ONDERWIJS Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, 2014-2016
Woord and Daad has been working in Burkina Faso with the local development organisation CREDO for many years.... more
newTree

NATUUR Sustainable Management and Recovery Sahel Ecosystem, 2014-2015
Tiipaalga in Burkina Faso was founded in 2006 and is the local counterpart of the Swiss foundation newTree. The... more
Woord en Daad

ONDERWIJS Speed schools and teacher training, 2011-2014
Woord en Daad and partner organization CREDO have established dozens of so-called speed schools in Burkina Faso. These schools offer... more
ChildFund Stiftung gGmbH

NATUUR Reforestation, 2011-2013
The Burkina Faso desert is swiftly advancing. And due to logging for home use, the country loses 80,000 acres of forest every year. ChildFund and the local... more
Zeewolde Werelddorp

ONDERWIJS Expansion of the secondary school, Gaongho, 2012-2013
Zeewolde Werelddorp is dedicated to improve the lives of people from Gaongho in Burkina Faso, a municipality Zeewolde has a... more
ASAP

ONDERWIJS Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, 2011-2013
The Association for Small African Projects (ASAP) focuses on the improvement of the well-being of inhabitants of 9 poor... more
Woord en Daad

NATUUR Sustainable agriculture, Sissili Province, 2011-2013
In the poor province of Sissili, Woord en Daad and CREDO are training farm families to make their companies and farming... more
SKN

ONDERWIJS Vocational training for girls, Ouagadougou, 2012-2013
The Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (SKN) supports local NGO ATTous in offering technical vocational education to... more
WOL

ONDERWIJS Free school meals on four schools, Ouahigouya, 2012
Burkina Faso is on the brink of a famine. Stichting WOL and local partner DSF have set up the Zoodo educational complex in... more
AFOS

ONDERWIJS Teacher houses with solar panels, Rakissé-Toêghin, 2012
The AFOS Foundation is dedicated to improving the life standard in developing countries, with a focus on Burkina Faso. In... more
ADECUSS

NATUUR Developing organic vegetable gardens and orchards - Séguénéga, 2010-2012
The Burkinan organisation ADECUSS will teach 300 women in the extremely poor and dry northern region of... more
Zod Neere Nederland

ONDERWIJS ICT vocational training CPAEC, Ouagadougou, 2010-2012
The Zod Neere Foundation set up a vocational training centre for underprivileged youngsters in Ouagadougou. The centre (CPAEC -... more
Heifer

ONDERWIJS Vocational education Sustainable Farming, Gbomboro, 2011
In Gbomboro in the northwest of Burkina Faso, Heifer and partner organisation Asudec will establish a community school for... more
WOL

ONDERWIJS Free school meals, Ouahigouya, 2010-2011
The WOL Foundation built the Zoodo educational complex in Ouahigouya, the capital of the province of Yatenga in Burkina Faso. Their goal is... more
AFOS

ONDERWIJS Solar panels for four schools in Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
The AFOS Foundation is dedicated to improve living conditions in developing countries and in Burkina Faso specifically. In... more
Heifer

NATUUR Ecological sustainability and the promotion of (small) livestock farming, 2009-2010
In this project Heifer and the Louis Bolk Institute collaborate in the neighbourhood of the... more
Woord en Daad

ONDERWIJS Speed schools for 300 children, province of Kadiogo, 2010-2011
In Burkina Faso, Woord & Daad and partner CREDO started dozens of so-called speed schools. These schools give children... more
ETC Foundation

ONDERWIJS Teacher Training solar enegry systems, Bobo Dioulasso, 2010-2011
At the request of six technical schools in Bobo Dioulasso, the ETC Technical Training Programme will be training 26... more
ASY

NATUUR Promotion and improvement of biological shea nut farming, 2008-2010
For millions of African people, in particular women, the shea nut provides one of the most important sources of... more
ASAP

ONDERWIJS Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, 2010
The Association for Small African Projects labours to improve the welfare of inhabitants of nine poor villages in Western Burkina... more
The Hunger Project

NATUUR Sustainable Agricultural Programmes 2008-2009
In Burkina Faso, the Hunger Project is working on the improvement of sustainable agricultural methods, the protection of affected parcels of forest, the... more
AGED

NATUUR Introduction of the organic production of 'Niebe', 2009-2012
The floodplains around Lake Darkoye in the northwest of Burkina Faso are in the poor Sahel region, where malnutrition... more
WOL

ONDERWIJS Construction of an educational institute in Yatenga, 2007-2009
The WOL Foundation is building an educational institute in Burkina Faso to further develop vocational training for rural youngsters in the region, and to prevent a relapse into illiteracy... more
Liliane Fonds

ONDERWIJS Educational projects Liliane Foundation 2009
The Liliane Foundation provides direct, small-scale and tailor-made help to handicapped children in... more
ETC Foundation

ONDERWIJS Technical and vocational training, Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, 2009
By boosting technical training, ETC's Technical Training Programme focuses on human resource development and... more
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Recent history of Burkina Faso
    Burkina Faso became independent of France in 1960. The first president banned all other political parties but his own. For almost 30 years there were many coups, mutinies and power changes, ending in the 1987 coup by President Blaise Compaoré, who remained in power for 27 years, living in immense wealth. Political freedoms are severely restricted in Burkina Faso, and there are many reports of state-sponsored violence against journalists and politically active members of society. Compaoré was finally forced to flee to Côte d'Ivoire after the popular youth upheaval of 31 October 2014. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré won the national elections and was sworn in as president on 29 December 2015.


Project details

TiipaalganewTree Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018
Tiipaalga was founded in 2006 by the Swiss organisation newTree and is its local partner in Burkina Faso,. The organisation wants to green the Sahel and which requires interventions that are implemented in cooperation with the village communities. Twenty areas of three hectares are fenced off each year in order to give the local environment a chance to regenerate. These scattered green oases have positive carry-over effects in adjacent regions. In addition, 500 hectares of land is being sustainably managed using assisted natural regeneration' methods, which include pruning techniques and contour ridges to counteract erosion The community is being trained in income generating activities that do not consume wood, such as producing honey, nuts and fodder, and each year 10,000 additional women cook on wood-saving ovens.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 in the coming years to expand this work (of which, €25.000 in 2018).

See also:
      Tiipaalga: other projects
      newTree: other projects
      Other regreening projects

Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018
Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018



Tools To Work Strengthening two vocational training centers, Burkina Faso, 2018-2019
Since 1987, Tools to Work (TtoW) has been revising high-quality tools and machinery at its Dutch workshop, shipping them to developing countries, and provided training in revising and maintenance. In this way TtoW gives new entrepreneurs and vocational education in developing countries access to tools and machines. TtoW wants to improve the quality of two training centres in Burkina Faso by strengthening their management and organisation and providing materials. The foundation is reconditioning and supplying 117 sewing machines, 80 bicycles, two computers and an embroidery machine. Part of this supply is for vocational training, and the other for an intensive maintenance and reconditioning course. Both centres are developing a 'work and business services' model to fine-tune the training course for the labour market and improve graduates' chances of procuring employment. A tracking system is used to check whether the training actually provides graduates with suitable jobs. The centres are also developing a sustainability plan which will increase revenues by 50%.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €41,500 towards this project (of which, €30,000 in 2018).

See also:
      Tools To Work: other projects
      Other vocational training projects

Strengthening two vocational training centers, Burkina Faso
Strengthening two vocational training centers, Burkina Faso



Woord en Daad Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso, 2018
Woord en Daad was founded in 1973 with the aim of combating poverty and currently works in 26 countries around the world. The Job Booster is a social enterprise that connects companies with vacancies to vocational training courses with young people seeking employment, in order to increase employment opportunities and ensure that the skills acquired are relevant to future employment. Woord en Daad is currently responsible for the Job Booster but wants it to run independently within five years. In 2018, Job Booster will create a database of companies with which it is in contact about job opportunities and conclude agreements with about job placements. 820 trainers at 14 centres are receiving training aimed at improving quality and learning how they can respond to the demand for skills. In addition, Job Booster is stimulating a dialogue with the government to promote policies encouraging employment opportunities for young people.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €50,000 towards this project in 2018.

See also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso
Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso



Asmae - Association Soeur Emmanuelle Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso, 2017-2018
Association Soeur Emmanuelle (Asmae) is a French development organisation focused on education and children. Asmae works with the local organisation JCCV in Burkina Faso. They want to improve the learning outcomes of 3,360 students at six schools in the outskirts of Ouagadougou by making learning to read easier at and outside the schools. 45 teachers are being given resources and taught better reading methods, government agencies are being involved and a library and reading clubs are being set up with the help of members of the local community.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 85,000 towards this project, earmarked for improving reading and teaching methods, of which € 32,000 in 2018.

See also:
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso
Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso



Vogelbescherming NederlandNaturama Burkina Faso Greening the Green Wall Initiative, Burkina Faso, 2016-2017
The focus of most of the work of the Netherlands Society for the Protection of Birds (VBN) is in the Netherlands and in countries along 'Dutch' migratory birds' routes, which includes Burkina Faso. Since 2005 VBN has been working in the country with the national nature conservation organisation Naturama to protect bird habitats and improving the livelihoods of people in local communities.

Naturama is working with small local nature conservation organisations to restore the natural environment around Lake Higa using natural restoration techniques and teaching local communities sustainable land use techniques which increase their income. Naturama is also improving national nature conservation plans and the implementation of the 'Green Wall' initiative by sharing its knowledge of and experience with the best tree species. This ensures that ecosystems are protected more effectively in the long term.

The Turing Foundation is donating 50,000 to this project (about 50% of the total budget for 2016 and 2017).

Greening the Green Wall Initiative, Burkina Faso
Greening the Green Wall Initiative, Burkina Faso



Woord en DaadCREDO Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016
Woord and Daad has been working in Burkina Faso with the local development organisation CREDO for many years. Turing has previously supported their projects, and they have had good results. CREDO improves educational opportunities and employment opportunities for young Burkinabè by providing vocational training and employment guidance. 719 young people are enrolled at two vocational schools for a three year course in electrical installation, steel construction masonry, industrial services, metalworking or hairdressing. Each year a short, three-month technical or agricultural training courses is given to 150 young people who already work, in order to improve their skills. The job placement organisation SPEDE helps one hundred young people per year find a job.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 120,000 to this project.

See also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects
      Other vocational training projects

Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016
Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016



newTreeTiipaalga Sustainable Management and Recovery Sahel Ecosystem, Burkina Faso, 2014-2015
Tiipaalga in Burkina Faso was founded in 2006 and is the local counterpart of the Swiss foundation newTree. The organisation wants to create a green Sahel by improving the fertility of the soil, preventing erosion, and reintroducing indigenous trees. Their goals require interventions that are carried out with help of the village communities. For example, plots of 3 ha are fenced off so nature will have a chance to regenerate. People are also taught about sustainable (farming) techniques and environmentally-friendly activities that earn them a living, including beekeeping and growing animal feed. Women are taught to make, use and maintain wood-saving ovens.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 28,000 to expand the project to 5 villages.

See also:
      newTree: other projects
      Tiipaalga: other projects
      Other regreening projects

Training in sustainable organic farming, Burkina Faso
Training in sustainable organic farming, Burkina Faso



Woord en DaadCREDO Speed schools and teacher training, Burkina Faso, 2011-2014
Woord en Daad and partner organization CREDO have established dozens of so-called speed schools in Burkina Faso. These schools offer children aged 9-12 who haven't enjoyed any education an opportunity to catch up with elementary education after all. The speed schools offer the first 3 years of elementary education in a 9-month period, taught to classes of 30 children at the most. After that, the children can enter regular elementary school. The Turing Foundation already contributed to 10 speed schools. The project is now expanded to include 20 CREDO speed schools a year in the Kadiogo province, and teacher training for teachers working at schools that accept speed-school children.

Up to and including 2014, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 100,000 to the project (€ 35.000 in 2013), which will cover 50% of the costs for the CREDO speed schools and teacher training.

See also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects
      Other teacher training projects

Speed school, Project visit Turing Foundation, Burkina Faso
Speed school, Project visit Turing Foundation, Burkina Faso



ChildFund Stiftung gGmbHIDEES/ACG Reforestation, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013
The Burkina Faso desert is swiftly advancing. And due to logging for home use, the country loses 80,000 acres of forest every year. ChildFund and the local IDEES/ACG offers trainings for sustainable land use and alternative sources of income, and provides small wood-saving stoves made of clay. Moreover, in six village communities 'Community forests' will be planted, accompanied by agro-forestry trainings.

The Turing Foundation donated € 55,000 to the project, which ends 31 december 2013.

See also: Other regreening projects

Energy-efficient wood stove
Energy-efficient wood stove



Zeewolde WerelddorpADDG Expansion of the secondary school, Gaongho, Burkina Faso, 2012-2013
Zeewolde Werelddorp is dedicated to improve the lives of people from Gaongho in Burkina Faso, a municipality Zeewolde has a friendly relationship with. In collaboration with the developmental organization l'Association pour le Développement du Département de Gaongho (ADDG) they want to expand the municipality's only secondary school from 4 to 8 classrooms, including a storage room, administrative office and solar panels to be able to offer education to twice as many children as is currently possible. They also want to improve exam results by offering extra classes and homework nights (with light generated by the solar panels).

The Turing Foundation contributed € 30,000, covering 1/3 of the project's costs.

See also: Other building projects

Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013
Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013



ASAP Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013
The Association for Small African Projects (ASAP) focuses on the improvement of the well-being of inhabitants of 9 poor villages in Western Burkina Faso. In 2011, teachers from the villages and their surrounding areas will receive refresher courses and will be taught new teaching methods. On top of that, the elementary school in the village of Toungana (40 miles east of Bobo Dioulasso) will be equipped with three extra classrooms, teacher houses, toilets and school furniture. Construction activities will be spread over 3 years. Educational authorities have committed to providing an extra teacher every year.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 45,000 (€ 10.000 in 2013), covering 100% of the teacher training and 50% of construction costs.

See also:
      ASAP: other projects
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects

Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso



Woord en DaadCREDO Sustainable agriculture, Sissili Province, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013
In the poor province of Sissili, Woord en Daad and CREDO are training farm families to make their companies and farming techniques more sustainable. Organic manure will be implemented in their farming, 600,000 bushes will be planted, and walls will be built to prevent water loss and erosion. On a provincial level, agreements will be laid down with regards to conservation and distribution of available resources.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 80,000 to the project (€ 25,000 of which in 2013).

See also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects

Sustainable agriculture in Burkina Faso
Sustainable agriculture in Burkina Faso



SKNATTous Vocational training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2012-2013
The Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (SKN) supports local NGO ATTous in offering technical vocational education to deprived girls in Ouagadougou at the Centre Féminin d'Initiation et Apprentissage à la Mécanique. Every year, 130 girls in the ages of 13-21 are being trained in either car electronics, bodywork (dent removal, spraying), clothing design/sewing, or electrical engineering.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 23,000 (of which € 12.000 in 2013) for tools and teaching material for the car electronics and bodywork trainings, and career guidance for graduated girls.

See also:
      SKN: other projects
      Other vocational training projects

Car electronics and bodywork training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Car electronics and bodywork training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso



WOLDSF Free school meals on four schools, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, 2012
Burkina Faso is on the brink of a famine. Stichting WOL and local partner DSF have set up the Zoodo educational complex in Ouahigouya, the capital of Burkina Faso's Yatenga province. Yatenga has been suffering from little rain, due to which the local population has only been able to harvest a third of the total amount of food that is needed. As a result, children are going to school on an empty stomach and the number of malnourished children is rapidly increasing. To prevent these children from having to stay home from school in 2012, which would be detrimental to the overall level of education, the Turing Foundation will be helping out by providing free school meals at four schools for a period of one year.

On top of the € 32,500 grant that was already provided for free lunches for the pupils of the Zoodo complex, the Turing Foundation will make an extra one-time contribution of € 18,600 to that end.

See also:
      WOL: other projects
      DSF: other projects

Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011
Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011



AFOS Teacher houses with solar panels, Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso, 2012
The AFOS Foundation is dedicated to improving the life standard in developing countries, with a focus on Burkina Faso. In collaboration with the Burkina development aid agency Association Femmes de ZENA they want to complete the facilities of a Rakissé-Toêghin elementary school by adding a school kitchen and two teacher homes, as well as equipping six teacher homes with solar panels to generate light. Aim of the extra facilities for teachers is to have them stay on at the school for an extended period of time.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 17,500 to the project.

See also:
      AFOS: other projects
      Other building projects

Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso
Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso



ADECUSSIUCN Nederland Developing organic vegetable gardens and orchards - Séguénéga, Burkina Faso, 2010-2012
The Burkinan organisation ADECUSS will teach 300 women in the extremely poor and dry northern region of Burkina Faso modern market gardening and agricultural techniques (such as how to make compost and how to graft fruit trees) and sales techniques. This way the women can generate income and a sustainable investment is made in soil improvement and biodiversity in this region. A total of 2000 fruit trees will be planted, one well will be dug and three fenced organic vegetable gardens and orchards covering 1.5 hectares will be set up.

The Turing Foundation finances this project of the Burkinan organisation ADECUSS through IUCN NL (€ 33,000) from 2009 until its end in October 2012.

See also: IUCN Nederland: other projects

Orchard in Séguénéga, Turing project visit, November 2010
Orchard in Séguénéga, Turing project visit, November 2010



Zod Neere NederlandPUM - Netherlands Senior Experts ICT vocational training CPAEC, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010-2012
The Zod Neere Foundation set up a vocational training centre for underprivileged youngsters in Ouagadougou. The centre (CPAEC - Centre Professionnel d'Apprentissage et d'Echanges Culturels) will open its doors come October 2010 and will be offering several vocational training courses: bronze, batik, leatherworking, carpentry, bricklaying, cutter and ICT (administration and technical support). The ICT training will consist of a two to three-year training, including an internship placement and can admit up to 270 students a year.

The Turing Foundation reserved € 19,000 in 2010 for the furnishing of the computer rooms for the ICT training. Currently, Zod Neere is working on gathering sufficient funds to open the school in 2012.

See also:
      Turing Foundation en PUM (Magazine Zomer 2011)
      PUM - Netherlands Senior Experts: other projects
      Other vocational training projects

vocational training centre CPAEC under construction, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010
vocational training centre CPAEC under construction, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010



HeiferASUDEC Vocational education Sustainable Farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso, 2011
In Gbomboro in the northwest of Burkina Faso, Heifer and partner organisation Asudec will establish a community school for vocational education on sustainable farming, as part of a broader sustainable development programme. Every three years, the school will train 60 young people, and help former students set up their own farming businesses. The target group are youths aged 15 and up who have enjoyed no (or very little) education. After three years, the school is expected to be able to generate sufficient funds to cover their own costs.

In 2011, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 40,000 (30% of the costs for the school's first three years).

See also:
      Heifer: other projects
      ASUDEC: other projects
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects

Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso
Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso



WOLDSF Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
The WOL Foundation built the Zoodo educational complex in Ouahigouya, the capital of the province of Yatenga in Burkina Faso. Their goal is to high quality provide (vocational) education for rural youth and to prevent youth from relapsing into illiteracy due to lack of proper further education.

The Turing Foundation has supported this project before by donating € 150,000 for the realization of school buildings and vocational training classrooms. This time, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 32,500 to provide all students with a free lunch during the whole of 2010 and 2011.

See also:
      WOL: other projects
      DSF: other projects

Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011
Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011



AFOS Solar panels for four schools in Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
The AFOS Foundation is dedicated to improve living conditions in developing countries and in Burkina Faso specifically. In partnership with the Burkina Faso development organisation Association Femmes de ZENA, the foundation aims to equip four primary schools with solar panels, so extra classes can be taught in lit classrooms at night. Goal is to teach children over 8 years of age that cannot come to school during the day, at night. The evening school will especially help girls that never before attended school, as well as dropouts that could not go to school due to a lack of means and want to resume their education.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 16,500 to the project.

See also: AFOS: other projects

Installation of solar panels for one of the schools in Burkina Faso
Installation of solar panels for one of the schools in Burkina Faso



HeiferLouis Bolk InstituteASUDEC Ecological sustainability and the promotion of (small) livestock farming, Burkina Faso, 2009-2010
In this project Heifer and the Louis Bolk Institute collaborate in the neighbourhood of the villages Gonsé and Gampela in Burkina Faso. The Burkinan organisation ASUDEC gives 'living loans' according to the Heifer philosophy: families receive chickens, goats and sheep and the loan is paid off by passing on the offspring of the livestock. The manure of the livestock is used as organic fertilizer in agricultural farming and market gardening. The families are trained in sustainable agricultural methods and the production of more varied and productive crops. In order to restore the ecosystem, 15,000 young trees and bushes are being planted.

The Turing Foundation financed this project of the Burkinan organisation ASUDEC through the Heifer/Louis Bolk Institute (€ 35,000).

See also:
      Heifer: other projects
      Louis Bolk Institute: other projects
      ASUDEC: other projects

ASUDEC community garden, Turing project visit, Gampela, November 2010, Burkina Faso
ASUDEC community garden, Turing project visit, Gampela, November 2010, Burkina Faso



Woord en DaadCREDO Speed schools for 300 children, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
In Burkina Faso, Woord & Daad and partner CREDO started dozens of so-called speed schools. These schools give children in the ages of 9-12 who have not had any previous education the opportunity to still receive primary education. The speed schools teach the first three years of primary education in nine months time, with classes of no more than thirty children. After that, the children will be able to enrol in regular primary education at their own age level.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute a total of € 25,000 to this project in the province of Kadiogo.

See also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects

Speed school, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
Speed school, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011



ETC Foundation Teacher Training solar enegry systems, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
At the request of six technical schools in Bobo Dioulasso, the ETC Technical Training Programme will be training 26 Electricity/Electrical Engineering teachers in solar energy systems. After the training, the teachers will be able to install, maintain and repair a solar energy system as well as pass on their knowledge to their students. Every year, the 6 schools have a total of between 650 and 700 students taking the Electricity/Electrical Engineering course.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 15,400.

See also:
      ETC Foundation: other projects
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Teacher Training solar energy at 6 technical schools, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Teacher Training solar energy at 6 technical schools, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso



ASYIUCN Nederland Promotion and improvement of biological shea nut farming, Burkina Faso, 2008-2010
For millions of African people, in particular women, the shea nut provides one of the most important sources of income. Forest fires, logging and the use of non-sustainable artificial fertilizer pose severe threats to the shea nut trees in Burkina Faso. Moreover, traditional production methods are hardly eficient. The local Association Songtaab-Yalgre and IUCN Nederland seek to advance biological farming through training and thus to increase the production of shea nuts. Their goal is also to guarantee the women's access to the shea nut trees by, for example, stimulating fresh plantings and lobbying with authorities for women's rights.

The Turing Foundation financed the full costs (€ 58,000) of this project, which runs from 2009 until the end of 2010.

See also: IUCN Nederland: other projects

Women of Songtaaba, Turing project visit, November 2010
Women of Songtaaba, Turing project visit, November 2010



ASAP Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso, 2010
The Association for Small African Projects labours to improve the welfare of inhabitants of nine poor villages in Western Burkina Faso. In 2010, teachers of the nine villages and the surrounding area will be trained further in modern teaching techniques. Apart from that, the elementary school in the village of Bona will be expanded by three news classrooms, toilets and two teacher's houses.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation contributes € 30,000 to the teachers training programme and the expansion of the school.

See also:
      ASAP: other projects
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects

Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso
Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso



The Hunger Project Sustainable Agricultural Programmes, Burkina Faso 2008-2009
The Hunger Project is a global organisation that takes action against hunger and chronic poverty. The foundation works together with communities from so-called 'epicentres' in Burkina Faso on the improvement of social circumstances, especially in agriculture, because 80% of the population is fully dependent on it. The agricultural programmes focus on the improvement of sustainable agricultural techniques, the protection of affected parcels of forest, the establishment of food banks for times of scarcity, and the provision of micro credits to women.

Just like in 2008, the Turing Foundation adopts the entire agricultural programmes of The Hunger Project in Burkino Faso in 2009, for the sum of € 62.000.

The Community Garden of The Hunger Project in Sapouy, Burkina Faso, Turing Project Visit, November 2010
The Community Garden of The Hunger Project in Sapouy, Burkina Faso, Turing Project Visit, November 2010



AGEDIUCN Nederland Introduction of the organic production of 'Niebe', Burkina Faso, 2009-2012
The floodplains around Lake Darkoye in the northwest of Burkina Faso are in the poor Sahel region, where malnutrition and hunger are still prevalent. The farmers use traditional agricultural methods in combination with strong pesticides. As a result the scarce agricultural land and nature have become exhausted or even poisoned. This project trains 375 farmers in ten villages in the organic production of 'Niebe' (a native type of pulse with a high market value), it invests in storage silos and it teaches farmers sales techniques in order to structurally increase their revenues.

The Turing Foundation finances this project of the Burkinan organisation AGED through IUCN NL (€ 32,450). The project will run until August 2012.

See also: IUCN Nederland: other projects

Organic production of 'Niebe', Darkoye Meer, Burkina Faso
Organic production of 'Niebe', Darkoye Meer, Burkina Faso



WOLDSF Construction of an educational institute in Yatenga, Burkina Faso, 2007-2009
The WOL Foundation is building an educational institute in Burkina Faso to further develop vocational training for rural youngsters in the region, and to prevent them from relapsing into illiteracy as a consequence of a lack of suitable secondary education. The experimental school and knowledge centre is being built in Ouahigouya, the capital of the province of Yatenga.

The Turing Foundation has committed € 150,000 for half of the construction and equipment costs of this educational institute, not only for the primary and secondary education buildings, but also for the practical training rooms, the multi media centre, the computer rooms and the canteen. The ambition is to finish construction in 2009.

See also:
      Nieuwsbrief uit Yatenga mei 2009
      Beroepsonderwijs in Burkina Faso weer een stap dichterbij
      Turing Foundation draagt 150.000 Euro bij aan bouw onderwijscomplex
      Nieuwsbrief uit Yatenga okt 2007
      Grote sponsor voor project van stichting WOL
      WOL: other projects
      DSF: other projects
      Other building projects

The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009
The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009



Liliane Fonds Educational projects Liliane Foundation 2009
The Liliane Foundation provides direct, small-scale and tailor-made help to handicapped children and young people in developing countries. In many cases, the Liliane Foundation helps those children to go to school. What especially appeals to the Turing Foundation is that the Liliane Foundation in this way offers opportunities to children who cannot be helped by any other educational relief organisation, because their needs are too small-scaled. Often, these needs concern one single child in a location where education is available despite poverty, but of which the child cannot make use because of its handicap.

Just like last year, the Turing Foundation donates € 150,000 to the Liliane Foundation in 2009 for help to children in the field of education. With this amount, the Liliane Foundation will be able to help more than 3,000 children in Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.

See also:
      Liliane Fonds: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon

Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school



ETC Foundation Technical and vocational training, Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso, 2009
By boosting technical training, ETC's Technical Training Programme focuses on human resource development and capacity building in developing countries. The ETC ("Educational Training Consultants") has included two technical and vocational training institutes in Burkina Faso in its programme. Etablissement Gabriel Taborin is located in Nyonko, a suburb of the capital Ouagadougou. Among other things, four additional classrooms are being built there. The Centre Formation Professionelle is located in the town of Fada N'Gourma in eastern Burkina Faso. One of the projects here is to renovate the wiring. Both schools are also being offered teacher training and management consultancy programmes.

By contributing €50,000 the Turing Foundation will finance one half of the project costs.

See also:
      ETC Foundation: other projects
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Technical and vocational training in Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso
Technical and vocational training in Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso




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