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Projects in Kenya
The Nature Conservancy
Protecting marine resources by scaling up sustainable businesses, Northern Kenya, 2017-2021
The American conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy is working in northern... more

Macheo Children's Centre
Educational/Food Programme for 10,000 school children, Thika, 2013-2015
The Macheo Children's Centre in Thika, Kenya supports several primary schools by providing... more

Build Africa
Education Quality Improvement Programme, Machakos, Mwala and Gilgil district, 2011-2013
Build Africa focuses on education and income-generating programmes in Kenya and Uganda. In... more

VSO
Upgrading five vocational training centres, 2010-2012
VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) sends professional experts to developing countries to share their knowledge with local... more

Kids in Kenia
Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia, 2012-2013
Kids in Kenia was founded to support local initiatives in the field of education in Kenya. The foundation supports... more

Ujima Foundation
Vocational training for underprivileged youths, 2011-2012
The Ujima Foundation offers vocational trainings to underprivileged youths that take care of their younger siblings, in... more

Teachers 4 Teachers
Teacher training and school leaders' course, Southeast Kenya, 2012
Twice a year, Teachers4Teachers organizes trainings by Dutch educational professionals meant for principals,... more

Elimu Mount Elgon
Construction and equipment of a trade school in Chepchoina, 2009-2011
The Elimu Mount Elgon Foundation facilitates educational initiatives in the Mount Elgon Region in Kenya. As... more

Terre des Hommes
Teacher Training, Kenia en Tanzania, 2010-2011
In Kenya and Tanzania, Terre des Hommes is working with local partners to improve the quality of secondary education at government... more

Afri-can Foundation
Afri-car Academy, Kisumu, 2011
The Afri-Can Foundation and local organisations BIG Ltd and Pandipieri Centre set up a technical training centre for underprivileged youths in Kisumu... more

Gered Gereedschap
Tools for twelve technical training centres, Western Kenya, 2011
Gered Gereedschap (Salvaged Tools) collects and repairs used tools, and ships them to development projects in... more

Welzijn Wajir
Construction and furnishing of the Makaror Mixed Day Secondary Scvhool, Makaror, 2011-2012
The Welzijn Wajir Foundation supports the very poorest population of Wajir (North-eastern... more

ILIDP
Vocational Education for the Loita Maasai, Narok South District, 2010-2011
This projects makes make high-quality and relevant education more easily accessible for the Loita Maasai in the Narok district... more

Viafrica
Computer rooms for Secondary Schools in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda 2007-2010
Viafrica helps secondary schools to offer their students ICT education, and to ensure a well-educated middle class. Schools must take... more

ANPPCAN
Technical vocational training, Rongo district, 2010-2011
Edukans, in association with the Kenyan NGO ANPPCAN, is doing a 3-year project aimed at an improved accessibility to... more

Mill-Hill College
Construction of teacher residences for Loita High School in Entasekira, 2010-2011
For several years now, Mill-Hill College in Goirle has been supporting the development of Loita... more

NairoBits
ICT Vocational Training Programmes, Nairobi, Kenia, 2009-2010
NairoBits is a Digital Design School in Kenya's capital Nairobi, founded by Butterfly Works. NairoBits is currently... more

Ujima Foundation
Construction of an income generating lodge for vocational training, Kisumu, Kenia, 2010
The Ujima Foundation offers vocational education for underprivileged children of Nakuru and... more

Red een Kind
Vocational Education in Mai Mahiu, 2009-2010
The Red een Kind Foundation supports children in developing countries who suffer from poverty, discrimination, disasters or illnesses by... more

ILIDP
Vocational Education for the Loita Maasai, Narok South District, 2009
In Kenya, the Edukans Foundation works together with local organisation ILIDP to improve the accessibility of... more

Net4Kids
School Improvement Programme, 2009-2010
Net4Kids supports the School Improvement Programme in Kenya, launched by the organisation International Child Support. Representatives from... more

Afri-can Foundation
Construction and equipment for a new Vocational Training Centre, Kisumu, 2009-2011
Together with local organisations BIG Ltd and Pandipieri Centre, Afri-Can Foundation (formerly... more

Undugu Society Kenya
Informal Skills Training Program, Nairobi, 2008-2010
The Edukans Foundation works on vocational and practically-oriented education for youth in Nairobi in a profession that they choose themselves and that they will later be able to practise independently. After that, they will apprentice themselves to... more

Macheo Children's Centre
Educational/Food Programme for 1180 children of Several Primary Schools in Thika, 2008-2009
The Macheo Children's Centre in Thika, Kenya supports several primary schools by providing... more

ChildsLife
Construction of a vocational training centre in Nairobi, Kenia, 2008-2011
The mission of ChildsLife International is to improve the lives of needy children in developing countries.... more

Red een Kind
Vocational training in Mai Mahiu, 2008
Red een Kind supports children in developing countries who are confronted with poverty, discrimination, disasters or diseases by means of... more

Welzijn Wajir
Construction and equipment of secondary school library, renovation of vocational training building, Wajir, 2008-2009
The Stichting Welzijn Wajir (Welfare Wajir Foundation) supports... 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

Twiga
Construction and renovation of the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni, 2008
The Twiga Foundation focuses on education in Msambweni, Kenya and contributes to quality... more

Macheo Children's Centre
Education and food programme for 550 children of the Kianjau Primary School, 2007-2009
The Macheo Children's Centre in Thika, Kenya runs a children's home, and supports the nearby Primary School. Everyone in the slum of Kiandutu can... more

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

The Nature ConservancyThe Northern Rangelands Trust Protecting marine resources by scaling up sustainable businesses, Northern Kenya, 2017-2021
The American conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy is working in northern Kenya with the Kenyan conservation organisation Northern Rangelands Trust. Their common goal is to achieve socio-economic development with local communities and to conserve nature and biodiversity. They are doing so with the OceansWORKS programme, which generates more revenue for fishermen from sustainable fisheries by teaching better fishing techniques and buying outboard motors allowing them to fish beyond fish nurseries. This will lessen the pressure on the coastal area, which is abundant in adolescent fish species. Fishermen will thus be able to catch large mature fish at sea. Intermediaries in the fishery industry have also been bypassed, increasing the fishermen's margins. The fishermen get a better price and they will be able to repay the cost of purchasing outboard motors within 10 years.

The Turing Foundation is making this possible with a contribution of € 143,000 (of which € 90,000 in the form of a ten-year interest-free loan).

Fish drying in the sun where there are no buyers and no storage facilities. This often leads to high post-harvest losses and low prices.
Fish drying in the sun where there are no buyers and no storage facilities. This often leads to high post-harvest losses and low prices.


Macheo Children's Centre Educational/Food Programme for 10,000 school children, Thika, Kenya, 2013-2015
The Macheo Children's Centre runs a children's home in Thika, and supports several primary schools in surrounding slums. This program provides all pupils of these schools with a simple, free meal, and donates school uniforms to the very poorest of children. The daily, nutritious meal has led to an increase of the number of pupils as well as a significant improvement of school results at the schools involved. Macheo wants to continue the program in 2013-2015 and provide the current total of 9,000 school children with free meals. The organization then wants to expand to be able to reach 10,000 children.

For the next three years the Turing Foundation will donate €87,699 (€30,000 in 2014). It's been stipulated the contribution of Macheo increase annually, whereas that of the Turing Foundation will decrease every year. see also:
  Welcome to Macheo (vimeo)
      Macheo Children's Centre: other projects
Kianjau Primary School
Kianjau Primary School


Build Africa Education Quality Improvement Programme, Machakos, Mwala and Gilgil district, Kenya, 2011-2013
Build Africa focuses on education and income-generating programmes in Kenya and Uganda. In Central Kenya, Build Africa works at more than 20 rural schools to improve the quality of education by means of school management and teacher training, improvement of infrastructure and supply of study materials.

Up to and including 2013, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 130,000 to the training activities (€ 40,000 of which will be donated in 2013). see also: Other teacher training projects
Education Quality Improvement Programme, Kenia
Education Quality Improvement Programme, Kenia


VSO Upgrading five vocational training centres, Kenya, 2010-2012
VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) sends professional experts to developing countries to share their knowledge with local organisations, so these can do their work more effectively. In Kenya, VSO will be working on the quality and relevance of vocational training at five vocational training centres. Over a period of three years, teachers and school management will be trained, the new government curriculum will be implemented, and the centres will be working towards a better offer of internship placements.

From 2010-2012, the Turing Foundation contributes € 120,000 to this cause (€ 40.000 of which in 2012). see also:
      VSO: other projects
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
VSO vocational training, Kenya, 2010-2012
VSO vocational training, Kenya, 2010-2012


Kids in Kenia Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia, 2012-2013
Kids in Kenia was founded to support local initiatives in the field of education in Kenya. The foundation supports the Vitsangalaweni primary school in the poor Kwali district in Southeast Kenya. Kids in Kenia improves the quality of education by providing clean drinking water, classrooms, teacher training, sanitary fittings, textbooks and school furniture. Parents have constructed four temporary loam-and-wood classrooms for the Vitsangalaweni primary school, but two of them are too unsafe, due to which classes are now being taught in the open air. As part of the total improvement of the school, Kids in Kenia wants to construct four safe classrooms.

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will be donating € 15,000 to this project. see also:
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia
Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia


Ujima Foundation Vocational training for underprivileged youths, Kenya, 2011-2012
The Ujima Foundation offers vocational trainings to underprivileged youths that take care of their younger siblings, in Nakuru and Kisumu. They are trained for jobs in the hospitality sector (hotels, restaurants, etc.). For the long-term funding of Kisumu's vocational training programme, a tourist lodge was built in Kindisi, on the shore of Lake Victoria. According to the business plan, the programme should be able to be funded entirely from the lodge's revenues within a few years. In Nakuru, Ujima already proved such a plan is feasible.

The Turing Foundation contributed € 15,000 to the project in 2011, and provides a € 15,000 loan guarantee for 2012. see also:
      Ujima Foundation: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Ujima Vocational Training, Kenya
Ujima Vocational Training, Kenya


Teachers 4 Teachers Teacher training and school leaders' course, Southeast Kenya, 2012
Twice a year, Teachers4Teachers organizes trainings by Dutch educational professionals meant for principals, teachers and educational officials in Kenya. The training's aim is to contribute to teachers' professional skills, so as to improve education as well as stimulate children's performance at school. The foundation is also developing a two-year training for principals to be taught at the Shanzu Teacher Training College in Mombasa.

The Turing Foundation already supported this program in 2011 and will increase its contribution to € 88,740 for 2012. This amount will cover 50% of training costs for two years, for both teachers and school managers. see also: Other teacher training projects
School leaders' course, Southeast Kenya
School leaders' course, Southeast Kenya


Elimu Mount Elgon Construction and equipment of a trade school in Chepchoina, Kenya, 2009-2011
The Elimu Mount Elgon Foundation facilitates educational initiatives in the Mount Elgon Region in Kenya. As part of a larger school complex the foundation supports the establishment of a vocational training school (2 classrooms, 4 teachers' lodgings, 4 instruction rooms, facilities and equipment). This school will offer technical training in agriculture and horticulture, woodwork, metalwork, electrical engineering and domestic science to 180 students.

By contributing € 40,000 the Turing Foundation will fund half of the building and furnishing costs of the school. Building started in November 2010. see also:
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Progress at the VTC building site, August 2011
Progress at the VTC building site, August 2011


Terre des Hommes Teacher Training, Kenia en Tanzania, 2010-2011
In Kenya and Tanzania, Terre des Hommes is working with local partners to improve the quality of secondary education at government schools. Teachers are being trained in modern teaching methods, exam methods and the subjects mathematics, geography, chemistry and English. In Kenya 100 teachers will be trained over a period of 4 years, starting with two-day modules throughout the year that are repeated and elaborated on every year. In Tanzania, 40 teachers will be trained every year during a three-week summer course.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 27,000 to the project.

Update july 2011: The project's outcome has been disappointing. In Mara, Tanzania for example, only 20 teachers have been trained instead of 40, and teacher training in Turkana, Kenya were given by local teachers instead of professionals from Nairobi. As a result, the costs have turned out to be lower than was previously expected, so our donation has been lowered from € 27,000 to € 11,284. see also: Other teacher training projects
New teaching tools, Kenia en Tanzania
New teaching tools, Kenia en Tanzania


Afri-can Foundation Afri-car Academy, Kisumu, Kenya, 2011
The Afri-Can Foundation and local organisations BIG Ltd and Pandipieri Centre set up a technical training centre for underprivileged youths in Kisumu in Western Kenya. The vocational training centre offers a practical two-year car mechanic training for 30 to 60 youths a year. The centre is expected to be financially self-supporting after two years, with income being generated from the training workshop. Until then, support is needed to cover the current costs.

In 2011, the Turing Foundation will contribute a one-time amount of € 5,000 to cover the current costs of the new training centre. The Turing Foundation previously supported the construction of the centre by donating € 16,500. see also: Afri-can Foundation: other projects
Afri-car Academy, Kisumu, June 2011
Afri-car Academy, Kisumu, June 2011


Gered Gereedschap Tools for twelve technical training centres, Western Kenya, 2011
Gered Gereedschap (Salvaged Tools) collects and repairs used tools, and ships them to development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America on request. Every year, the foundation provides over 100,000 tools and 1,000 sewing machines to third world countries. This way, thousands of people are offered a chance to learn a trade and earn an income.

In 2011, the Turing Foundation will finance the full project costs (€ 37,000) for the collection, recycling, packaging, and shipping of tools and sewing machines for twelve training centres and organisations in Western Kenya. see also:
      Gered Gereedschap: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Tools for technical vocational education, Western Kenya, 2011
Tools for technical vocational education, Western Kenya, 2011


Welzijn Wajir Construction and furnishing of the Makaror Mixed Day Secondary Scvhool, Makaror, Kenya, 2011-2012
The Welzijn Wajir Foundation supports the very poorest population of Wajir (North-eastern Kenya) and surroundings, especially concerning education, healthcare and food supply. In Makaror, the foundation wants to set up a new secondary school that will provide affordable and high-quality education. Previously, the Welzijn Wajir Foundation also founded the Furaha Secondary School. This school was transferred to the educational authorities after a few years and currently operates independently of the Welzijn Wajir Foundation, boasting good exam results.

In 2011, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 34,000 for the school's construction costs. see also:
      Welzijn Wajir: other projects
      Other building projects
Building and furnishing of the first part of Makaror Mixed Day Secondary School
Building and furnishing of the first part of Makaror Mixed Day Secondary School


ILIDPEdukans Vocational Education for the Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya, 2010-2011
In Kenya, the Edukans Foundation and local organization ILIDP strive to make high-quality and relevant education more easily accessible for the Loita Maasai in the Narok South district. Every six months, forty youths are trained in professions like wood-, leather- and metalworking, tailoring, bricklaying, car mechanics, tour guiding and driving. Where possible, trainings are given within the community through apprenticeship.

In 2009, the Turing Foundation contributed € 35,000 to the project, and will extend its support by contributing € 18,000 in 2010. see also:
      ILIDP: other projects
      Edukans: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya, 2010-2011
Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya, 2010-2011


Viafrica Computer rooms for Secondary Schools in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda 2007-2010
Together with several partners in the educational sector, the Viafrica Foundation supports educational organisations in Africa in ICT use and management. Via their programme CLASSworks (Computer Learning and Sustainable Support Works) it assists schools in setting up, using and managing suitable computer rooms, trains teachers and helps schools in managing their hard- and software. At present, Viafrica supports more than 75 schools in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. 30 new school projects will be launched this year.

Like the past years, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 40,000 towards Viafrica's projects in 2010.

CLASSWorks Programme, Kenia, Viafrica
CLASSWorks Programme, Kenia, Viafrica


ANPPCANEdukans Technical vocational training, Rongo district, Kenya, 2010-2011
Edukans, in association with the Kenyan NGO ANPPCAN, is doing a 3-year project aimed at an improved accessibility to relevant and decent education. Education in the Rongo district is poorly developed and there is hardly any vocational training being offered. Part of the project involves the realization of student-teacher schooling posts for 130 youths, so they can learn a trade.

In 2010 and 2011, the Turing Foundation will contribute a total of € 68,000 to the project. see also:
      Edukans: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Technical vocational training, Rongo district, Kenya
Technical vocational training, Rongo district, Kenya


Mill-Hill College Construction of teacher residences for Loita High School in Entasekira, Kenya, 2010-2011
For several years now, Mill-Hill College in Goirle has been supporting the development of Loita High School in Entasekira, Kenya. This Maasai region is short on schools, which is why in 2006, on the initiative of the local community and with financial aid from the Netherlands, the first high school was founded. Loita High School currently has 160 students that have 4 classrooms at their disposal. In order to attract and retain good teachers, teacher residences are needed. Mill-Hill College is bringing in funds to realize the construction of a number of plain residences.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 25,000. see also:
      Weblog Mill Hill bezoek Kenia
      Other building projects
Constructing teacher residences for Loita High School, Kenya
Constructing teacher residences for Loita High School, Kenya


NairoBitsButterfly Works ICT Vocational Training Programmes, Nairobi, Kenia, 2009-2010
NairoBits is a Digital Design School in Kenya's capital Nairobi, founded by Butterfly Works. NairoBits is currently being managed on site and offers training programs in web design and job hunting skills to hundreds of youngsters from the Nairobi slums. Similar initiatives have followed in the wake of NairoBits' success, such as ZanziBits in Tanzania.

Like last year, the Turing Foundation will donate € 27,000 to the NairoBits Vocational Training Program. see also: Other vocational training projects
Butterfly Works, Nairobi, Turing project visit 2009
Butterfly Works, Nairobi, Turing project visit 2009


Ujima Foundation Construction of an income generating lodge for vocational training, Kisumu, Kenia, 2010
The Ujima Foundation offers vocational education for underprivileged children of Nakuru and Kisumu who need to provide for younger brothers and sisters. The young students are trained to find jobs in the hospitality sector (hotels, restaurants, et cetera). In order to defray the costs of this vocational training programme of Kisumu in the long term, a tourist lodge is being constructed on the banks of Lake Victoria. The business plan shows that the profits from the lodge can already cover the costs of the programme within a few years. In Nakuru, the Ujima Foundation has already proven that this can be done.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation contributes € 30,000 to the construction of the lodge. see also:
      Ujima Foundation: other projects
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Income Generating Programma for Vocational Training, Kisumu, Kenia
Income Generating Programma for Vocational Training, Kisumu, Kenia


Red een Kind Vocational Education in Mai Mahiu, Kenya, 2009-2010
The Red een Kind Foundation supports children in developing countries who suffer from poverty, discrimination, disasters or illnesses by offering them education, vocational training and HIV/Aids education.

The foundation provides vocational education to 325 underprivileged young boys and girls from slums and disadvantaged areas in Mai Mahiu, Kenya, which is situated in one of the poorest and most turbulent parts of Kenya, near the city of Nakuru. Children can enter one-year training programmes in the field of woodworking, leather-working, sewing, external care or computer skills. After their training, students are assisted in finding a job, or in starting their own business.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 70,000 to the project costs for 2009 and 2010.

Update 2010: Unfortunately, the number of young children reached in 2008 and 2009 was so much lower than targeted that we have decided to cancel support for this project in 2010. see also:
      Red een Kind: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational Training: Carpentry, Mai Mahiu, Kenya
Vocational Training: Carpentry, Mai Mahiu, Kenya


ILIDPEdukans Vocational Education for the Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya, 2009
In Kenya, the Edukans Foundation works together with local organisation ILIDP to improve the accessibility of qualitatively adequate and relevant vocational education for the Loita Maasai in the Narok South District. 140 young boys and girls can attend existing 'village polytechnics' in subjects and skills that suit the lifestyle and culture of the Loita Maasai pastoralists: stock breeding, production of diary products and marketing cows. Apart from that, crop growing, building and carpentry will be offered.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 35,000 to this project. see also:
      ILIDP: other projects
      Edukans: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya
Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya


Net4KidsInternational Child Support School Improvement Programme, Kenya, 2009-2010
Net4Kids supports the School Improvement Programme in Kenya, launched by the organisation International Child Support. Representatives from schools and communities work together in this programme to ensure good quality education. Centres are set up which offer supporting study materials to teachers and students and advice on school infrastructure, school furniture and teacher training programmes.

By donating € 26,180, the Turing Foundation adopts the full programmes for the districts of Busia and Teso in Western Kenya at 9 primary schools, 3 secondary schools and 1 vocational institution. see also: Net4Kids: other projects
School Improvement Programme, Kenya
School Improvement Programme, Kenya


Afri-can Foundation Construction and equipment for a new Vocational Training Centre, Kisumu, Kenya, 2009-2011
Together with local organisations BIG Ltd and Pandipieri Centre, Afri-Can Foundation (formerly known as VCAA) is setting up a technical training centre for underprivileged youngsters in Kisumu, Western Kenya. The centre will be offering a practice-based two-year training programme in car mechanics, and will cater for 30 young boys and girls annually.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 16.500 towards the construction and equipment of this new training centre. see also:
      Afri-can Foundation: other projects
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
The new Vovational Training Centre, Kisumu, January 2011
The new Vovational Training Centre, Kisumu, January 2011


Undugu Society KenyaEdukans Informal Skills Training Program, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008-2010
The Edukans Foundation in Kenya works together with the local organisation Undugu Society Kenya (USK) on vocational and practically-oriented education for youth in and around Nairobi. The students (street kids of 15 to 20 years old) receive practical training in a profession that they choose themselves and that they will later be able to practise independently. After that they apprentice themselves to small entrepreneurs, who in turn are also trained in supervising this type of youth. In 2008 USK wants to have 1,000 students attend a vocational training through this system of learning and working.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 150,000 to this program, which runs until 2010. see also:
      Edukans: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Informal Skills Training Programma, Turing project visit 2009
Informal Skills Training Programma, Turing project visit 2009


Macheo Children's Centre Educational/Food Programme for 1180 children of Several Primary Schools in Thika, Kenya, 2008-2009
One of the projects of the Macheo Children's Centre is to develop a children's home in Thika. Apart from that, it supports the nearby Kianjau Primary School. Everyone in the slum of Kiandutu can attend this school, as long as they wear the prescribed school uniform. However, not every one can afford this uniform, or even afford to come to school every day. A school day often means a day without a meal. This project therefore offers uniforms to all the children and enables the school to cook a simple, free meal for all its pupils every day.

The Turing Foundation already supported this education/food programme of the Kianjau Primary School in 2007. In 2008, the programme will be extended to 1180 pupils of the Kianjau and Athena Primary Schools in Thika. The Turing Foundation contributes € 40,000 to the project for these two schools in 2008. Furthermore, the Turing Foundation contributes € 12,000 to the building of vegetable greenhouses, allowing the school to become independent of funding in the future. see also: Macheo Children's Centre: other projects
Kianjau Primary School
Kianjau Primary School


ChildsLife Construction of a vocational training centre in Nairobi, Kenia, 2008-2011
The mission of ChildsLife International is to improve the lives of needy children in developing countries. On the outskirts of the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, the foundation is establishing a vocational training centre for 120 pupils (offering masonry, carpentry, dressmaking, hair dressing and office administration programmes).

The Turing Foundation finances half (€ 40.000) of the construction costs of this training centre, which will consist of four classrooms, four practical training rooms, an office and a shop. see also:
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational Training Centre, Februari 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
Vocational Training Centre, Februari 2011, Nairobi, Kenya


Red een Kind Vocational training in Mai Mahiu, Kenya, 2008
Red een Kind supports children in developing countries who are confronted with poverty, discrimination, disasters or diseases by means of education, vocational training and HIV/Aids education. In Kenya, the foundation offers vocational training programmes to 325 underprivileged children from slums and disadvantaged areas in Mai Mahiu, located in one of the poorest and most restless parts of Kenya, near the town of Nakuru. The programmes offered are one-year courses in the field of carpentry, leather-working, clothes making, external care and computer skills. After their training, pupils are assisted in finding a job or in launching a business.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 40,000 to the project costs for 2008. see also:
      Red een Kind: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational carpentry training - Red een Kind Foundation, Kenya
Vocational carpentry training - Red een Kind Foundation, Kenya


Welzijn Wajir Construction and equipment of secondary school library, renovation of vocational training building, Wajir, Kenya, 2008-2009
The Stichting Welzijn Wajir (Welfare Wajir Foundation) supports the poorest community in and around Wajir (North-Eastern Kenya), especially in the field of education, health care, food supply and welfare. With respect to education, the foundation particularly focuses on the construction of schools and, recently, also on training.

The Turing Foundation finances the complete construction and equipping of the library of the Furaha Mixed Day Secondary School (€ 20,000) and the renovation of a workshop for vocational education of the Wajir High School (€ 11,000). see also:
      Welzijn Wajir: other projects
      Other building projects
Furaha Mixed Day Secondary School, Wajir, Kenya
Furaha Mixed Day Secondary School, Wajir, Kenya


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 Cameroon
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other projects in focus country Mali
Books for Tokokoe, Ghana
Books for Tokokoe, Ghana


Twiga Construction and renovation of the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni, Kenya, 2008
The Twiga Foundation focuses on education in the Msambweni area of Kenya. They contribute to quality improvement in education. Furthermore, the foundation subsidises tuitions of children who have the ability to go to university.

The Turing Foundation financed 50% of the costs of building and renovating 16 classrooms of the Milalani School in Msambweni, Kenya (€ 32,000) and school furniture for 500 pupils. see also:
      Milalani Primary School
      Other building projects
Renovating the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni
Renovating the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni


Macheo Children's Centre Education and food programme for 550 children of the Kianjau Primary School, Kenya, 2007-2009
One of the projects of the Macheo Children's Centre in Thika, Kenya is to run a children's home. Apart from that it supports the nearby Kianjau Primary School. Everyone in the slum of Kiandutu can attend this school, as long as they wear a school uniform. However, the poorest children do not have enough money to pay for the uniform. Moreover, they cannot afford to go to school every day, since they will have to choose between the school and a meal. Therefore, this project provides uniforms to all and enables the school to offer a simple, free meal to all its pupils every day.

The Turing Foundation finances this education and food programme for the 550 children of the Kianjau Primary School in the year 2007, and has also committed to fund 50% of programme costs for 2008 and 33% of the costs for 2009 (€ 62,000 in total). see also:
      Nieuwe klaslokalen voor Kianjau primary school
      Macheo Children's Centre: other projects
Free meals at the Kianjau Primary School
Free meals at the Kianjau Primary School