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Projects in Ghana
Biblionef Nederland
Founding of Biblionef Ghana, 2011-2013
Biblionef considers books a source of development and wants to encourage reading. To that end, the organisation spreads new English and French... more

Stichting Amsterdan-Bolgatanga
Educational tools en solar panels, Primary school, Dazungu, 2012
The Amsterdam-Bolgatanga Foundation wants to improve education in the poor Upper East region of Ghana, where an... more

SOS Kinderdorpen
Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme 2011
All over the world, SOS Kinderdorpen offers structural support to orphans and abandoned children. Over the past couple of years,... more

Aflatoun
Social and financial skills for children, 2009-2011
Aflatoun provides children between the ages of 6 and 14 with important social and economic skills by teaching them about rights... more

SmartKids
Grants for Talented Underprivileged Children 2008-2011
The SmartKids Foundation helps talented underprivileged children in Ghana to go to a reputable secondary school. The children are... more

ETC Foundation
Competency-based Teaching as part of vocational training, Kumasi en Tamale, 2010-2011
The ETC (Educational Training Consultants) Technical Training programme focuses on human... more

RECA Ghana
Forest conservation on small-scale cacao plantations, Wassa Amenfi District, 2009-2010
The Rural Environmental Care Association (RECA) focuses on the sustained use of land combined... more

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

Gered Gereedschap
Tools for technical vocational education, 2008-2009
500 volunteers of the Gered Gereedschap Foundation collect and recycle used tools and send them on request to development... more

Bebo Bakery
Vocational Programme Organic Food Production, Sanka, 2008-2009
The Bebo Bakery Foundation sets up a training centre for biological food production in Sanka, Ghana. 20 young women are trained to... more

GOAN
Sustainable Cocoa Production Eastern and Ashanti Region, 2008-2010
As in many other countries, the production of cocoa leads to serious deforestation and forest degradation in Ghana... more

Read To Grow
School Books for Developing Countries, 2007-2008
The Read to Grow Foundation collects second-hand recreational and school books and sends them to village schools in developing countries... more

Bebo Bakery
Construction and equipment of vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, 2007
De Stichting Bebo Bakery wil wees- en zwerfkinderen in Ghana, na een goede basisopleiding, een vak leren in kleine, zelfstandige ondernemingen... more

ToBe Worldwide
Construction of an Educational Resource Centre, Komenda, 2007-2008
ToBe Worldwide zet Educational Resource Centres op in achtergebleven gebieden in Ghana. De centra bieden kinderen van 6 to 15 jaar... more

See also: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, other countries...
Project details

Biblionef Nederland Founding of Biblionef Ghana, 2011-2013
Biblionef considers books a source of development and wants to encourage reading. To that end, the organisation spreads new English and French children's books in Africa and Asia, facilitates the publication of local children's books and sets up libraries. There are currently five Biblionef organisations in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, South-Africa and Surinam, spreading a total of 500,000 books annually. The Dutch Biblionef will be starting up a Biblionef organisation in Ghana which will focus on the spreading and publishing of children's books there.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 150,000 to this project, of which € 50.000 in 2012.

Update october 2012: Unfortunately Biblionef was not able to find sufficient funding to start this project. The contribution of the Turing Foundation has therefore been canceled.

Founding of Biblionef Ghana
Founding of Biblionef Ghana


Stichting Amsterdan-Bolgatanga Educational tools en solar panels, Primary school, Dazungu, Ghana, 2012
The Amsterdam-Bolgatanga Foundation wants to improve education in the poor Upper East region of Ghana, where an approximate 12.7% of people can read and write. The foundation has partnered with the local Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (CESRUD). Because a junior secondary school has been constructed, more classrooms are now available for their primary school as well. As a result, primary-school classes can now be smaller at 50 pupils per class. Before, only 6 classrooms were available for secondary and primary education as well as kindergarten; now there will be 12. There used to be no electricity and hardly any schoolbooks, either.

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will be donating € 7,500 for solar panels and educational tools for the primary school.

Progress at the construction site of the Bolgatanga primary school, Januari 2012
Progress at the construction site of the Bolgatanga primary school, Januari 2012


SOS KinderdorpenGOAN Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme, Ghana 2011
All over the world, SOS Kinderdorpen offers structural support to orphans and abandoned children. Over the past couple of years, the foundation has increasingly focused on establishing and improving job training, especially in Central and East Africa. The Turing Foundation has cooperated with SOS Kinderdorpen in the field of education before, in Burundi.

The Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme aims to improve the current social and food security of vulnerable children and adolescents in rural Ghana. Cooperating with GOAN and Avalon, 600 adolescents from the age of 13 are being trained in biological agricultural techniques, and young men and women from the age of 18 are being assisted in setting up their own farms. A great number of teachers are being trained for this purpose. They will be able to continue their activities in the future without any additional financial support.

The Turing Foundation supports the Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme in Ghana until 2011 by covering one-third (€ 60,000) of the vocational training costs. see also:
      SOS Kinderdorpen: other projects
      GOAN: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme, Ghana
Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme, Ghana


AflatounWADEP Social and financial skills for children, Ghana, 2009-2011
Aflatoun provides children between the ages of 6 and 14 with important social and economic skills by teaching them about rights and responsibilities, personal development, spending and saving, and planning and budgeting. The Foundation developed the "Aflatoun Curriculum," which aims to teach these skills through eight interactive workbooks that are suitable for children (offering song and dance as well as projects).

The Turing Foundation will finance the full project costs (€ 67,000, of which € 29.000 in 2011) involved in training teachers and providing teaching materials at 160 schools in Ghana until 2011. The project is implemented by the ngo WADEP (Women and Development Project).

WADEP teachers and kids, 2010
WADEP teachers and kids, 2010


SmartKids Grants for Talented Underprivileged Children, Ghana 2008-2011
The SmartKids Foundation helps talented underprivileged children in Ghana to go to a reputable secondary school. The children are recommended by a growing national network of teachers and are selected on the basis of their willingness to contribute to the development of their own country in their later lives.

In 2010, just like the last few years, the Turing Foundation invests € 10,000 in the growth of the number of 'SmartKids'.

SmartKids in Training in Ghana
SmartKids in Training in Ghana


ETC Foundation Competency-based Teaching as part of vocational training, Kumasi en Tamale, Ghana, 2010-2011
The ETC (Educational Training Consultants) Technical Training programme focuses on human resource development and capacity building in developing countries by improving technical training. In Ghana, the ETC will be training 238 teachers, from the teacher training institute for technical vocational training in Ghana, as well as from three vocational training centres in Kumasi and Tamale. Goal is to introduce modern teaching methods (competency-based teaching) in Ghana's vocational training institutes.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 35,000, covering about half of the project costs. see also:
      ETC Foundation: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Competency-based Teaching as part of vocational training, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana, 2010-2011
Competency-based Teaching as part of vocational training, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana, 2010-2011


RECA GhanaIUCN Nederland Forest conservation on small-scale cacao plantations, Wassa Amenfi District, Ghana, 2009-2010
The Rural Environmental Care Association (RECA) focuses on the sustained use of land combined with forest conservation. In the Ghanaian District Wassa Amenfi the organisation teaches 800 cacao farmers agro-forestry techniques in order to make their cacao production sustainable, so it no longer has a negative impact on the tropical rain forest. In addition, 100 women are trained in forest conservation and sustainable firewood collection.

The Turing Foundation adopts this IUCN project for a sum of € 41,000. The project will run until the end of 2010. see also: IUCN Nederland: other projects
Forest conservation on small-scale cacao plantations, Wassa Amenfi District, Ghana
Forest conservation on small-scale cacao plantations, Wassa Amenfi District, Ghana


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
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school


Gered Gereedschap Tools for technical vocational education, Ghana, 2008-2009
500 volunteers of the Gered Gereedschap Foundation collect and recycle used tools and send them on request to development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Every year, the foundation supplies over 100,000 tools and 1,000 sewing machines to the Third World. In this way, thousands of people are given the opportunity to learn a trade and to earn an income.

The Turing Foundation finances the full project costs (€ 29,000) for collecting, recycling, packaging and sending tools and sewing machines to eight organisations and training centres in Ghana. The project entails one container shipment that is planned for July 2009. see also:
      Gered Gereedschap: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
An Earlier Shipment of Rescued and Refurbished Tools for the Ghana Young Artisan Movement
An Earlier Shipment of Rescued and Refurbished Tools for the Ghana Young Artisan Movement


Bebo Bakery Vocational Programme Organic Food Production, Sanka, Ghana, 2008-2009
The Bebo Bakery Foundation helps youth in Ghana to learn a profession, after a solid primary education, in small, independent, profitable businesses of different kinds. The foundation is now setting up a training centre in Sanka for organic food production in market gardening and fruit farming. A poultry farm is also set up, which will enable the training centre to be self-supportive. To begin with, 20 young women from the local relief centre are trained.

The Turing Foundation donates € 25,000, which amounts to 50% of the total project cost up until 2012. see also:
      Bebo Bakery: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Students under Training
Students under Training


GOANIUCN Nederland Sustainable Cocoa Production Eastern and Ashanti Region, Ghana, 2008-2010
The Ghana Organic Agriculture Network (GOAN) promotes nature-friendly and sustainable food production in Ghana. As in many other countries, the production of cocoa leads to serious deforestation and forest degradation in Ghana. Together with IUCN NL GOAN starts two pilot projects (in the Eastern region and the Ahanti region) to develop sustainable cocoa production, in such a way that the areas will form an important shield for several nearby forest reserves. The projects cover 2700 hectares and are directed at 1600 farmers.

The Turing Foundation funds this project, which runs until 2010 (€ 66,000). see also:
      GOAN: other projects
      IUCN Nederland: other projects
IUCN Project Sustainable Agriculture
IUCN Project Sustainable Agriculture


Read To Grow School Books for Developing Countries, 2007-2008
The Read to Grow Foundation collects English language recreational and school books and sends them to village schools in developing countries where books and information are scarce.

Read to Grow operates more and more successfully in the Netherlands and the UK. The Turing Foundation contributes € 32,000 in 2007 and 2008 to propagate the Read to Grow concept in other European countries. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Books for Tokokoe, Ghana
Books for Tokokoe, Ghana


Bebo Bakery Construction and equipment of vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, Ghana, 2007
The Bebo Bakery Foundation aims to teach orphans and vagrant children in Ghana a profession, after a solid basic education, in small, independent, profitable businesses of different kinds. The foundation holds out the prospect of being own boss. It encourages sound and modern primary education and vocational training. Apart from that it offers opportunities (for example in the form of micro-credits) to talented and enthusiastic starting entrepreneurs.

The Turing Foundation finances 50% of the construction and equipment of a workplace for the vocational programme in woodworking in Cape Coast (€ 25,000 in total). see also:
      Forse giften voor werk Bebo Bakery in Ghana
      Bebo Bakery: other projects
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, Ghana
Vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, Ghana


ToBe Worldwide Construction of an Educational Resource Centre, Komenda, Ghana, 2007-2008
ToBe Worldwide establishes Educational Resource Centres in underdeveloped parts of Ghana. The centres provide additional educational programmes in skills that are not part of the standard curriculum. Main aim is to produce an increase in school participation of children of 6 to 15 years of age, and to offer young people a broader field of vision of their own surroundings.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 50,000 to the construction of an Educational Resource Centre in the countryside of Komenda, Ghana, which provides additional educational programmes for 6 to 15 year-olds. see also: Other building projects
ToBe Educational Resource Centre, Ghana
ToBe Educational Resource Centre, Ghana