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This page lists school buildings that have been established with the aid of the Turing Foundation. The Turing Foundation only builds a school when its exploitation and its quality of education have been guaranteed. Besides building schools, the Turing Foundation invests in school management and teacher training and other quality-of-education projects, and finances vocational training. For an overview of all our education projects, see our education web page.

Building projects
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin
Self-sufficient Vocational Training Center for women, Parakou, Benin, 2016-2019

Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 2017-2019

Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone
Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2013-2015

Progress at the building site of the technical school, Kambila, Mali, January 2012
Construction of a technical school in Kambila, Mali, 2010-2014

Vocational Training for girls - in progress, Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, 2014
Vocational training for girls, Kimpoko-Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2014-2015

The old school 'building', Fanta, Benin, 2014-2015
Construction of Primary School, Fanta, Benin, 2014-2015

Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012
Vocational training for supervisors after-school activities, Tillaberi, Niger, 2012-2013

Development of school, Kinshasa, D.R, Congo
Development of school in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2013-2014

Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013
Expansion of the secondary school, Gaongho, Burkina Faso, 2012-2013

Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013

Afbouw 2 lokalen CEG High School Sazué, Benin
Completing 2 classrooms CEG High School, Sazué, Benin, 2013

Improvement of quality of primary education in Benin, 2013
Construction of classrooms and quality improvement of primary education, Sakarou, Benin, 2013

Ecole Professionnelle d’Informatique Mucolim, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
Equipping information centre in Inkisi-Kisanu, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013

Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia
Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia, 2012-2013

Solar-powered computer lab, Liwale, November 2012, Tanzania
Solar-powered computer labs, Mbekenyera en Liwale, Tanzania, 2012-2013

The current situation in Sazué
Construction of a secondary school, Sazué, Benin, 2012-2013

Lessons have started downstairs, while a second floor is built on top of the school. Turing Project Visit, March 2012.
Construction of a new school, Mamfe, Cameroon, 2010-2012

Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso
Teacher houses with solar panels, Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso, 2012

School Breakfast, Marera primary School, Tanzania
Marera Primary School Project, Tanzania, 2012

Progress at the VTC building site, August 2011
Construction and equipment of a trade school in Chepchoina, Kenya, 2009-2011

Progress at the building site, Turing project visit, November 2010
Construction and equipment of a Vocational Training Centre, Bamako, Mali, 2009-2011

Progress of construction, July 2012, Djenné, Mali
Construction of a school for elementary and secondary education, Djenné, Mali, 2010-2013

Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso
Vocational education Sustainable Farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso, 2011

Medical school awaiting a roof, Kiliba, October 2010
Construction of a medical school in Kiliba, D.R. Congo, 2010-2011

Building and furnishing of the first part of Makaror Mixed Day Secondary School
Construction and furnishing of the Makaror Mixed Day Secondary Scvhool, Makaror, Kenya, 2011-2012

One of the other schools built by Le Pont in Benin
Teacher training and construction of a secondary school, Gbadagui, Benin, 2011-2012

Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu, D.R. Congo 2010-2011

Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali
Construction of a vocational school for women, Bandiagara, Mali, 2010-2011

First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011
Construction and equipment of the secondary school and teacher training, Kainam, Tanzania 2008-2010

Constructing teacher residences for Loita High School, Kenya
Construction of teacher residences for Loita High School in Entasekira, Kenya, 2010-2011

Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso
Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso, 2010

Income Generating Programma for Vocational Training, Kisumu, Kenia
Construction of an income generating lodge for vocational training, Kisumu, Kenia, 2010

Old situation in Gountoëto
Construction of new elementary school classrooms, Gountoëto, Benin, 2010

Lesson by Ex-Spinal Cord Lesion Patient in Bangladesh
Construction and equipment Primary School, Chittachong, Bangladesh, 2008-2010

The new Vovational Training Centre, Kisumu, January 2011
Construction and equipment for a new Vocational Training Centre, Kisumu, Kenya, 2009-2011

Old situation in Balandougou, Mali
Construction and equipment of a primary school in Balandougou, Mali, 2009

The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009
Construction of an educational institute in Yatenga, Burkina Faso, 2007-2009

Technical and vocational training in Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso
Technical and vocational training, Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso, 2009

The old school building of Agome Anedi - no lessons during the rainy season
Construction and equipment of a school in Agome Anedi, Togo, 2009

Inhabitants of Sinia, Democratic Republic of Congo
Construction of an ecological school in Sinia, D.R. Congo, 2009-2011

The old school building
Construction of two schools in Efa and Sofiè, Togo, 2009

The school in Kuma Konda
Extension and furnishing of a school in Kuma Konda, Togo, 2009

Vocational Training Centre, Februari 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
Construction of a vocational training centre in Nairobi, Kenia, 2008-2011

The new school under construction - november 2010
Construction of a primary school in Isitu, Tanzania, 2008-2012

School children in front of the new building, Turing project visit, November 2010
Construction of a primary school in N'goro, Mali, 2008-2009

Khon Kaen Primary School, Laos - old situation
Construction and equipment of a primary school in Sukuma, Laos, 2008-2009

Furaha Mixed Day Secondary School, Wajir, Kenya
Construction and equipment of secondary school library, renovation of vocational training building, Wajir, Kenya, 2008-2009

Construction of the primary school in Dangbo, Benin
Construction of a Primary School in Dangbo, Benin, 2008-2009

The first three new classrooms under construction
Construction and equipment of a primary school, Kisantu, D.R. Congo, 2008-2009

Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, july 2009
Construction Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, 2008-2009

Renovating the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni
Construction and renovation of the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni, Kenya, 2008

The new school in Mali, donated by the Turing Foundation
Construction of a school in Kenenkou, Mali, 2007-2008

The school in Togo
Enlargement of a school in Lomé, Togo, 2007-2008

Vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, Ghana
Construction and equipment of vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, Ghana, 2007

ToBe Educational Resource Centre, Ghana
Construction of an Educational Resource Centre, Komenda, Ghana, 2007-2008

Opening of the Maasschool in Atjeh, 30 August 2007
Construction and equipment of a primary school with teacher accommodation in Idi, Atjeh, 2007

The new school in Lombok
Construction and equipment of a school for street children, Lombok, Indonesia, 2007

Projectdetails
Hubi en Vinciane Self-sufficient Vocational Training Center for women, Parakou, Benin, 2016-2019
The Belgian Hubi & Vinciane Foundation supports regional development in the city of Parakou (central Benin) and its environs with projects in healthcare, economic (agricultural) development and education.

A vocational training centre in Parakou teaches 40 women a year how to process predominantly agricultural products into value-added products like juice or cosmetics. At present the number of trainees and sales during the programme generate insufficient revenue to make qualitative investments. The Hubi & Vinciane Foundation is helping the school build another classroom and improve its product processing facilities. The number of students is expected to grow to 100. The increased revenue is expected to lead to a positive annual result, which will enable the centre to fund small investments on its own in the future.

The Turing Foundation is donating 50,000 to this project (about 50% of the total budget, of which € 20,000 in 2017). see also:
      Hubi en Vinciane: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin


DISOP CamerounVIA Don Bosco Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 2017-2019
DISOP Cameroon is formalising the sandwich method of teaching in Cameroon. This involves alternating two weeks in the classroom with two weeks of practical experience. This means there is a continuous interchange between market needs and the training requirements, and training is better aligned with the market. Formalising the method in curricula, training and lobbying increases the value of the educational certificate and makes the schools eligible for state aid.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €120,000 towards this project, earmarked for the formalisation process and improving the quality of education, of which €50,000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon


Plan Nederland Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2013-2015
In Sierra Leone, the number of children receiving an education is extremely low, and especially girls are often not going to school at all. This research project set up by Plan Nederland will allow 1,500 children to receive quality education. One of the express goals of the project is to realize a 50% participation level for girls. The project consists of the building of a school, and trainings for 50 teachers, 75 government employees, and the school management. On top of that, parent committees will be founded, and the project will be creating local awareness on the importance of the education of children and girls in particular.

The Turing Foundation will be donating € 145,000 towards the realization of quality education for 1,500 children (€ 45,000 in 2015). see also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone
Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone


Stichting MaliSolisa Construction of a technical school in Kambila, Mali, 2010-2014
The Mali Foundation, in association with its local partner Solisa, will set up a basic technical school to provide some prospect beside primary education in an area where there is no secondary education whatsoever. The object is to school underprivileged youths for trades that are needed in the area. Trainings will consist of 3, 6, and 12-month modules.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 40.000 in 2010 for the construction of the technical school. see also:
      Stichting Mali: other projects
      Solisa: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other vocational training projects
Progress at the building site of the technical school, Kambila, Mali, January 2012
Progress at the building site of the technical school, Kambila, Mali, January 2012


Christian Aid DRC Vocational training for girls, Kimpoko-Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2014-2015
Christian Aid and the local NGO Fraternité Père Maurice D'Hoore are setting up a training centre in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, so every year 150 underprivileged girls can attend a vocational training programme. The project is part of a more wide-scale programme involving several other partners. Reaching a total of 6,000 girls, it will stimulate the informal educational sector in D.R. Congo. Motivation among the girls is high, because for many it is the only chance for a better future.

In 2014, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 40,000 for the construction and furnishing of the training centre. see also:
      Christian Aid DRC: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational Training for girls - in progress, Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, 2014
Vocational Training for girls - in progress, Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, 2014


Le Pont Construction of Primary School, Fanta, Benin, 2014-2015
The Le Pont Foundation is active in Benin and sets up projects concerning education, healthcare, water and sanitation. Every year, Le Pont builds a school with help of the local community, who is responsible for part of the finance and workforce concerning construction and maintenance. This particular project involves a school in Fanta, a small village in the Comé province, in the south of Benin. Half of the 200 school children is taught in an open construction made of posts and straw. The construction of three 'real' classrooms will contribute to better education for this group of children.

Previously, the Turing Foundation already sponsored Le Pont for the construction of four other schools in Benin, and will contribute € 12,000 for the realization of the Fanta primary school. see also:
      Le Pont: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
The old school 'building', Fanta, Benin, 2014-2015
The old school "building", Fanta, Benin, 2014-2015


Oxfam NovibMouvement des Compagnons Educateurs Vocational training for supervisors after-school activities, Tillaberi, Niger, 2012-2013
Oxfam Novib is an international organization that has made Niger one of their focus countries, because it's receiving relatively little developing aid. With the help of local partner MCE, Oxfam Novib wants to improve the quality of education in the Tillaberi region. Part of the program involves training youths who haven't been able to finish their education for whatever reason to become supervisors at after-school activities. The training offers them a chance for a better future, and school children get the chance to learn skills in the field of agriculture and cattle breeding, which will prepare them for their lives after school. MCE wants to expand this successful concept to other parts of Niger.

In 2012 and 2013, the Turing Foundation will donate a total of € 50,000 (€ 25.000 in 2013) for the vocational training for 160 supervisors, and towards making the after-school activities at ten schools financially independent. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Niger
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012
Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012


Tosangana Development of school in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2013-2014
The Dutch Tosangana Foundation was founded by and for Congolese women. In collaboration with local organisations Anomes and Les Millénaires they want to improve the level of education in Kinshasa. Currently they are working on the realisation of a multi-purpose centre for preschool, elementary school, and vocational education.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 15,000 towards construction of the roof, so 350 children can attend elementary school every year. see also: Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Development of school, Kinshasa, D.R, Congo
Development of school, Kinshasa, D.R, Congo


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 projects in focus country Burkina Faso
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 projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso


Le Pont Completing 2 classrooms CEG High School, Sazué, Benin, 2013
The Le Pont Foundation is focused on the improvement of the overall living conditions in Benin. The foundation sets up water and hygiene, education, and healthcare projects. The Turing Foundation has already contributed to the building of a school by the Le Pont Foundation three times before, including three classrooms for the CEG High School in Sazué. In 2012, the Sazué community started on the construction of an annex consisting of two classrooms, but due to a lack of funds they haven't been able to finish the building.

An €11,500 contribution of the Turing Foundation pays for a new roof, windows and doors, and a new floor. see also:
      Le Pont: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
Afbouw 2 lokalen CEG High School Sazué, Benin
Afbouw 2 lokalen CEG High School Sazué, Benin


Hubi en Vinciane Construction of classrooms and quality improvement of primary education, Sakarou, Benin, 2013
The Hubi en Vinciane Foundation strives to improve the standard of living of the people living in the Borgou department in Benin. The foundation invests in the quality of education by building 3 extra classrooms for a school in Sakarou. That way, children can attend classes in the same classroom throughout the year. It will also mark the end of the chaotic and packed classrooms at the school.

The Turing Foundation will donate € 18,000 for the construction of 3 classrooms. see also:
      Hubi en Vinciane: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
Improvement of quality of primary education in Benin, 2013
Improvement of quality of primary education in Benin, 2013


BambaleAssociation Coopérative d'épargne et de Crédits de Producteurs Bambale Equipping information centre in Inkisi-Kisanu, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013
The Bambale Foundation is focused on education, agriculture, and healthcare in D.R. Congo. In Inkisi-Kisantu, Bambale wants to start and equip an Information & Training centre. Eventually, the foundation wants to integrate computers into basic and vocational education, train teachers, and organise courses for adults and entrepreneurs. Local people will also have access to the centre's facilities. The Turing Foundation will be funding the purchase of 12 computers, the training of administrators, the realisation of computer courses, and the training of teachers and students.

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will be contributing € 10,000 to the project. see also:
  Documantaire over Bambale in D.R. Congo
      Bambale: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects
Ecole Professionnelle d’Informatique Mucolim, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
Ecole Professionnelle d’Informatique Mucolim, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo


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 teacher training projects
Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia
Construction of four classrooms, Kwale district, Kenia


Ukengee Foundation Solar-powered computer labs, Mbekenyera en Liwale, Tanzania, 2012-2013
The Ukengee foundation is creating solar-powered computer labs at secondary schools in the Lindi district in Tanzania. Following a successful pilot at two secondary schools in 2009, it is now the foundation's goal to equip 35 computer labs at secondary schools in Lindi over the next 10 years. Ukengee also takes care of maintenance and teacher training. The foundation wants to improve the quality of all secondary education in the Lindi district. The computer labs are open to the local community and are also used for non-students. The Turing Foundation will contribute to the realization of two computer labs, one in Mbekenyera (875 students), and one in Liwale (623 students). Including these two new labs, Ukengee will reach a total of 8,000 people.

The Turing Foundation will donate a total of € 30,000 for the realization of the two computer labs in Mbekenyera and Liwale. see also: Other teacher training projects
Solar-powered computer lab, Liwale, November 2012, Tanzania
Solar-powered computer lab, Liwale, November 2012, Tanzania


Le Pont Construction of a secondary school, Sazué, Benin, 2012-2013
The Le Pont foundation is active in the field of education, healthcare, water and sanitation in Benin. The Turing Foundation has already funded the construction of a school by the Le Pont foundation three times before. Now, Le Pont wants to construct a secondary school in Sazué, train its teachers, offer school lunches to improve the children's concentration, and lay out school gardens.

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 15,000 to the project. see also:
      Le Pont: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other teacher training projects
The current situation in Sazué
The current situation in Sazué


Live BuildUnited Action for Children Construction of a new school, Mamfe, Cameroon, 2010-2012
LiveBuild, in association with United Action for Children (UAC), wants to set up a high-quality school in Mamfe. UAC has already realised a similar school in Buea, with smaller classes, quality education, information on HIV and Aids, vocational training, tutoring and computer training. School results of the Buea school are among the best of its area. The school in Mamfe wants to match that success level.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 25.000 in 2010 for the construction of the school in Mamfe. see also:
      Live Build: other projects
      United Action for Children: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
Lessons have started downstairs, while a second floor is built on top of the school. Turing Project Visit, March 2012.
Lessons have started downstairs, while a second floor is built on top of the school. Turing Project Visit, March 2012.


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 projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso
Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso


Rhotia Valley Marera Primary School Project, Tanzania, 2012
In Tanzania, the Rhotia Valley Foundation offers shelter for 36 orphans in three family homes, and uses a tourist lodge as an environment for a learning and employment project generating income for the family homes. The foundation also focuses on the improvement of the quality of education at Marera primary School, teaching 430 children. In 2011, school buildings have been renovated, school books were purchased, and teachers were trained how to implement laptops in education in light of the One Laptop per Child program. For 2012, extra teaching material is needed. The school would also like to offer a school breakfast and invest in a vegetable garden and livestock, the profit of which can be used for the realization of the school breakfast.

The Turing Foundation will be supporting both the school breakfast and investments in the vegetable garden and livestock with a contribution of € 15,000 in 2012. see also: Other teacher training projects
School Breakfast, Marera primary School, Tanzania
School Breakfast, Marera primary School, Tanzania


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 vocational training projects
Progress at the VTC building site, August 2011
Progress at the VTC building site, August 2011


SKNENDA Mali Construction and equipment of a Vocational Training Centre, Bamako, Mali, 2009-2011
The Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (SKN) is building a new vocational centre at the heart of the Malinese capital Bamako, together with the local organisation ENDA Mali. The centre will offer one- and multi-year vocational training programmes in the field of wood- and metalworking, car mechanics, shoemaking, fabric dyeing, et cetera.

The Turing Foundation contributed € 40,000 in 2009 to the construction and equipment of this new vocational centre, which hopes to open its doors in September 2010. see also:
      SKN: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other vocational training projects
Progress at the building site, Turing project visit, November 2010
Progress at the building site, Turing project visit, November 2010


Stichting Djenné Construction of a school for elementary and secondary education, Djenné, Mali, 2010-2013
The Djenné Foundation focuses on education, the arts, and culture in the city of Djenné, Mali. In close cooperation with the local NGO community and the educational institutions, the foundation wants to set up an exemplary school that offers both elementary and secondary education for a total of 300 children. Education will be bilingual (Bambara and French) and classes will consist of no more than 50 students. Teachers will be trained yearly. The school's vocational training will consist of short courses (textile-, wood- and metalworking).

The Turing Foundation contributes € 20,000 for the realization of the school that is to open its doors in 2011. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other vocational training projects
Progress of construction, July 2012, Djenné, Mali
Progress of construction, July 2012, Djenné, Mali


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 projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso
Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso


Focus on EducationFondation Chirezi Construction of a medical school in Kiliba, D.R. Congo, 2010-2011
Focus on Education, in association with the local NGO Fondation Chirezi, wants to set up an intermediate vocational school for health care with a capacity of 150 students a year. The school will offer a 3-year nurse training, after which graduates can start working at local health centres and small rural medical clinics. The school targets underprivileged boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 20.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 35.000 to the project (€ 10.000 in 2011, when the project ends). see also:
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects
Medical school awaiting a roof, Kiliba, October 2010
Medical school awaiting a roof, Kiliba, October 2010


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
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


Le Pont Teacher training and construction of a secondary school, Gbadagui, Benin, 2011-2012
In Benin, the Le Pont Foundation takes an active part in improving education, healthcare, water and sanitation. Previously, the Turing Foundation contributed to Le Pont Foundation's construction of two primary schools. Now, Le Pont wants to set up a secondary school in Gbadagui, as well as train 80 schoolmasters in school management, pedagogy and administration.

In 2011, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 14,000 to the project. see also:
      Le Pont: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other teacher training projects
One of the other schools built by Le Pont in Benin
One of the other schools built by Le Pont in Benin


Bambale Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu, D.R. Congo 2010-2011
The Bambale Foundation focuses on education, agriculture and health in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Kisantu, the foundation wants to renovate the school building and expand the Institut Technique Médicale de Kintanu, a medical vocational nurse training. The school management will also be trained on organizational and business economical skills.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 33,000 to these activities. see also:
      Bambale: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu


VAM Construction of a vocational school for women, Bandiagara, Mali, 2010-2011
The Women and Labour Market Foundation (VAM) is a center of expertise for women's vocational schools. The foundation wants to keep the idea of women's vocational schools alive by offering short, part-time trainings, individual coaching, follow-up and day care. In Bandiagara, Mali, VAM works closely with the local NGO community and educational authorities to set up a vocational school for women aged fifteen and over. A total of 150 women will be trained every year, as well as coached in their quest for work, or with the start of their own business.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 30,000 for the school's construction, the first courses of which will start in March of 2011. see also:
      VAM: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other vocational training projects
Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali
Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali


Kamitei Construction and equipment of the secondary school and teacher training, Kainam, Tanzania 2008-2010
The Kamitei Foundation invests in primary and secondary education for rural youths in Tanzania. Kamitei provides facilities and goods, but also offers trainings and incentives for teachers, help with budgeting and planning, et cetera.

Like previous years, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 30,000 to the building and furnishing of the first secondary school in Kainam, Tanzania as well as teacher training (making up around 30% of the project's budget). see also: Other teacher training projects
First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011
First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011


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
Constructing teacher residences for Loita High School, Kenya
Constructing teacher residences for Loita High School, Kenya


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 projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other teacher training projects
Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso
Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso


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 vocational training projects
Income Generating Programma for Vocational Training, Kisumu, Kenia
Income Generating Programma for Vocational Training, Kisumu, Kenia


Le Pont Construction of new elementary school classrooms, Gountoëto, Benin, 2010
The Le Pont Foundation is active in Benin in the field of education, health care, water and sanitation. In 2010, Le Pont will construct three extra classrooms for the existing elementary school in Gountoëto, which serves 260 pupils. The community is actively involved and does not only contribute financially, but also supplies workers for the construction activities.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation donates € 11,500 towards the construction of the classrooms. see also:
      Le Pont: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
Old situation in Gountoëto
Old situation in Gountoëto


GlobalCare4All Construction and equipment Primary School, Chittachong, Bangladesh, 2008-2010
The GlobalCare4All Foundation supports spinal cord lesion patients in a rehabilitation centre in Chittachong, Bangladesh. Moreover, ex-patients are trained to become teachers. They thereby meet an urgent need and are able to build a life. The pilot project has been accomplished successfully. The foundation now plans to construct and equip a retraining centre and primary school, offering retraining programmes and education free of charge to 130 children.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 20,000 to this project in 2009, on top of last year's € 40,000.

Lesson by Ex-Spinal Cord Lesion Patient in Bangladesh
Lesson by Ex-Spinal Cord Lesion Patient in Bangladesh


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 vocational training projects
The new Vovational Training Centre, Kisumu, January 2011
The new Vovational Training Centre, Kisumu, January 2011


Stichting MaliSolisa Construction and equipment of a primary school in Balandougou, Mali, 2009
The Dutch Mali Foundation and its regular Malinese partner Solisa support the local people in the hills surrounding the city of Bamako, and seek, among others, to set up primary education for both boys and girls. In 2007 and 2008 the Turing Foundation financed the construction of several schools by the foundation. The current project is the construction of a primary school in Balandougou, using the same concept as before (3 classrooms, furniture, educational materials, latrines, and a sports field).

With € 20,000 the Turing Foundation covers roughly half the building and furnishing costs of the new school. see also:
      Stichting Mali: other projects
      Solisa: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
Old situation in Balandougou, Mali
Old situation in Balandougou, Mali


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 projects in focus country Burkina Faso
The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009
The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009


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 projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      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


LCR Construction and equipment of a school in Agome Anedi, Togo, 2009
Having collaborated with Les Compagnons Ruraux on nature conservation before, under the supervision of this Togolese organisation the Turing Foundation will help replace the self-built school in Agome Anedi by a new building comprising of three classrooms, a canteen and latrines. The school is also being provided with furnishings and educational materials.

The Turing Foundation will cover all the costs (€44,000) that go toward building and furnishing the new school. see also:
      LCR: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
The old school building of Agome Anedi - no lessons during the rainy season
The old school building of Agome Anedi - no lessons during the rainy season


Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation Construction of an ecological school in Sinia, D.R. Congo, 2009-2011
The Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation protects animals threatened with extinction. One of its projects is the establishment of a nature reserve (Boyoma Sanctuary) on an island in the River Congo, near the village of Sinia. None of the children in this village ever attended a school, since there were no schools in the surrounding area. At the request of the local authorities, the foundation is building a primary school which can accommodate 180 pupils - to be extended later to 360 pupils. Ecology is part of the educational programme.

The Turing Foundation finances the full construction costs of this school (€ 40,000). see also: Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Inhabitants of Sinia, Democratic Republic of Congo
Inhabitants of Sinia, Democratic Republic of Congo


Stichting Het R.C. MaagdenhuisARBES Construction of two schools in Efa and Sofiè, Togo, 2009
The R.C. Maagdenhuis Foundation supports locally initiated small-scale projects in developing countries. A network of local advisors provides recommendations on the projects' feasibility and monitors their progress. Collaborating with ARBES, a local organisation, and with parents and pupils closely involved the Foundation builds schools in rural areas. ARBES operates in the Agou prefecture near Kpalimé.

By contributing met € 35.000 the Turing Foundation will finance half of the building costs of two schools in Efa and Sofié. see also:
      Stichting Het R.C. Maagdenhuis: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
The old school building
The old school building


LCR Extension and furnishing of a school in Kuma Konda, Togo, 2009
Having collaborated with Les Compagnons Ruraux on nature conservation before, under the supervision of this Togolese organisation the Turing Foundation will help extend the school in Kuma Konda with additional classrooms, a canteen and latrines. The school is also being provided with educational materials.

The Turing Foundation will finance all the costs (€27,000) that go toward building and furnishing the extension. see also:
      LCR: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
The school in Kuma Konda
The school in Kuma Konda


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 vocational training projects
Vocational Training Centre, Februari 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
Vocational Training Centre, Februari 2011, Nairobi, Kenya


Connect International Construction of a primary school in Isitu, Tanzania, 2008-2012
Connect International supports small-scale sustainable self-help projects of local organisations in developing countries. The foundation is establishing a school in the Tanzanian village of Isitu, including a water supply, a vegetable garden and a tree plantation. In addition, it launches a three-year programme to improve the operation of the school and the quality of education.

The Turing Foundation finances two thirds of the construction and the interior of the school and the programme cost up to and including 2010 (€ 30,000 in total).

The new school under construction - november 2010
The new school under construction - november 2010


Stichting MaliSolisa Construction of a primary school in N'goro, Mali, 2008-2009
The Dutch Mali Foundation and its permanent Malinese partner Solisa together support the community living in the hills around the town of Bamako in Mali, and try to set up institutions of primary education, for both boys and girls. On an earlier occasion, the Turing Foundation already financed the construction of a school by this foundation. This time, the Mali Foundation constructs a primary school for 300 pupils in the village of N'goro, Mali, in accordance with the concept used before (including three classrooms, school furniture, teaching materials, latrines and a sports field).

By donating € 25,000, the Turing Foundation finances approximately two thirds of the costs of construction and equipment for this new school. see also:
      Stichting Mali: other projects
      Solisa: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
School children in front of the new building, Turing project visit, November 2010
School children in front of the new building, Turing project visit, November 2010


Child's Dream Foundation Construction and equipment of a primary school in Sukuma, Laos, 2008-2009
Child's Dream helps underprivileged children in the Mekong region by improving the social circumstances and the level of education. In the village of Sukuma, Laos, the foundation takes care of the construction and equipping of a primary school. The school will have twelve classrooms to house its 776 pupils and 22 teachers. The teachers will be trained in modern teaching methods.

By donating € 39,000, the Turing Foundation finances half of the construction and interior costs of the new school.

Khon Kaen Primary School, Laos - old situation
Khon Kaen Primary School, Laos - old situation


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
Furaha Mixed Day Secondary School, Wajir, Kenya
Furaha Mixed Day Secondary School, Wajir, Kenya


Le Pont Construction of a Primary School in Dangbo, Benin, 2008-2009
The Le Pont Foundation constructs schools in Benin, that are provided with teachers by the government and are run on parental contributions. The success of the concept on the long run fully depends on financial contributions by parents and their assistance in the construction process. In 2008 the foundation constructs a new primary school in Dangbo for 100 children.

The Turing Foundation donates € 11,500 towards the construction of this school. see also:
      Nieuwsbrief over opening Dangbo school (Le Pont)
  Opening school Dangbo Honmé (Benin TV)
      Le Pont: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
Construction of the primary school in Dangbo, Benin
Construction of the primary school in Dangbo, Benin


Bambale Construction and equipment of a primary school, Kisantu, D.R. Congo, 2008-2009
The Bambale Foundation focuses on education, agriculture and health care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The foundation is now building durable educational facilities for 279 underprivileged children in Kisantu. In the evenings these facilities will also be used for adult education.

In 2008 the Turing Foundation contributes € 28,250 to the construction and interior of this school. see also:
      Bambale: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
The first three new classrooms under construction
The first three new classrooms under construction


PrivaServe FoundationMacha Works Construction Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, 2008-2009
The PrivaServe Foundation increases the independence and autonomy of the rural population in developing countries.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 50,000 in 2008 to the construction and interior of the MICS (Macha Innovative Community School) and the adjacent teachers' accommodation.

Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, july 2009
Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, july 2009


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
Renovating the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni
Renovating the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni


Stichting MaliSolisa Construction of a school in Kenenkou, Mali, 2007-2008
The Dutch Mali Foundation and its permanent Malinese partner Solisa together support the population living in the hills around the city of Bamako in Mali. One of their projects is the construction of a secondary school in the village of Kenenkou, which will accommodate 200 to 300 pupils. The only educational institute within a few hours' traveling distance is a dilapidated primary school, where 350 children now receive primary education in no more than three classrooms.

With a contribution of € 35,000, the Turing Foundation sponsors the complete building and the equipment of the new school. see also:
      Stichting Mali: other projects
      Solisa: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
The new school in Mali, donated by the Turing Foundation
The new school in Mali, donated by the Turing Foundation


Een School in Togo Enlargement of a school in Lomé, Togo, 2007-2008
The Een School in Togo Foundation built a private 'model school' for 300 children in Lomé, Togo. Since September 2004, the school offers education for children between 6 and 16 years of age. The foundation's aim is to achieve high quality education, not only by providing additional lessons for pupils, but also by offering continuous refresher courses for teachers.

By contributing € 22,000, the Turing Foundation funds half of the costs of enlarging the school with new classrooms and a library, meaning that it can in the future accommodate 500 pupils. see also:
      Een School in Togo: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
The school in Togo
The school in Togo


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 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.

ToBe Educational Resource Centre, Ghana
ToBe Educational Resource Centre, Ghana


Zicht op Toekomst Construction and equipment of a primary school with teacher accommodation in Idi, Atjeh, 2007
The Z.O.T. Foundation carries out aid programmes in Indonesia. The organisation focuses especially on the construction of schools in areas where the infrastructure was destroyed - in Atjeh, for example, which is a region that suffered greatly from the 2002 tsunami and the military conflicts of the past few years.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 50,000 to the construction and equipment of Maasschool 2, a primary school and teachers' accommodation in Idi, Atjeh (Indonesia).

Opening of the Maasschool in Atjeh, 30 August 2007
Opening of the Maasschool in Atjeh, 30 August 2007


Peduli Anak Construction and equipment of a school for street children, Lombok, Indonesia, 2007
The Peduli Anak Foundation is devoted to street children on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The foundation plans to build three relief centres (for 40 children per house) and a school. The institute will able to house 144 (former) street children at the most. Apart from a reception centre for street children, approximately 50 primary and secondary jobs will be created after full implementation of the project.

The Turing Foundation takes care of the costs for the construction and equipment of the school (€ 25,000). see also: Turing Foundation Donates School
The new school in Lombok
The new school in Lombok