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This page lists quality-of-education projects. The Turing Foundation also invests in school management and teacher training and schoolbuildings, and finances vocational training. For an overview of all our education projects, see our education web page.

Education quality projects
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2017

Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017

A young baker in front of her oven
Improving educational quality for young apprentices, Haho district, Togo, 2017

Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Good education for all, South Kivu plateau region, D.R. Congo, 2016-2019

Teacher Training Language Skills, 2015
Teacher Training - Meaningful Language Skills, Dogon area, Mali, 2016-2019

Quality Education with local co-investment in North West Region of Cameroon
Quality Education with local co-investment, North West Region, Cameroon, 2017-2019

Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso
Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso, 2017-2018

Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger
Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger, 2017-2019

Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinea, 2017-2018

'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa
'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2015-2018

Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger
Education programme, Tahoua district, Niger, 2015-2017

'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2016-2017

Girls in front of the new Junior Secondary School, constructed with the support of ActionAid. Kono District, Sierra Leone
Enhancing Quality Education in three rural primary schools, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016

Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger
Speed schools for 250 Adolescents, Dosso en Tillabéri, Niger, 2014-2016

Teacher training and a community led library, Bameli Village, Kameroen, 2015
Teacher training and a community-led library, Bameli Village, Cameroon, 2015-2016

Teacher Training Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone
Teacher Training Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016

Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Bukavu, Walungu, Kamituga, D.R. Congo
Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Kalehe, Kabare en Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2012-2015

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

Schoolbooks for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012
Schoolbook project for primary schools, Cameroon, 2013-2015

Accelerated learning programme for 900 children in the district of Ménaka, Mali
Accelerated educational programme for 900 children in Ménaka district, Mali, 2015-2016

Kianjau Primary School
Educational/Food Programme for 10,000 school children, Thika, Kenya, 2013-2015

Revolving library en teacher training, Bamessing, Kameroen
Revolving library and teacher training, Bamessing, Kameroen, 2014-2015

Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Liberia
Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Paynesville, Monrovia en Kakata, Liberia, 2013-2015

Speed school, Project visit Turing Foundation, Burkina Faso
Speed schools and teacher training, Burkina Faso, 2011-2014

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

School furniture for 16 schools, in Lubero, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013
School furniture for 16 schools in Lubero, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013

Refugees from the Central African Republic fetching water from the oldest well of Gbiti, Cameroon
Improvement of education at 8 primary schools, East and Adamawa Region, Cameroon, 2011-2013

Educating underprivileged children in Togo, 2013-2016
Education for 500 underprivileged children, Région Maritime, Togo, 2013

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

Classroom in Filingué, Niger
Educational Governance, Doutchi and Filingué, Niger, 2010-2012

Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger
20 Speed schools for 500 children, Dosso region, Niger, 2011-2012

Founding of Biblionef Ghana
Founding of Biblionef Ghana, 2011-2013

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

Progress at the construction site of the Bolgatanga primary school, Januari 2012
Educational tools en solar panels, Primary school, Dazungu, Ghana, 2012

School books for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012
School book project for primary schools, Northwest Cameroon, 2010-2012

Classroom in Sebele, D.R. Congo
Programme for tutoring teenagers in South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2010-2013

Teachers in training, Bukavu and Walungu, D.R. Congo
Better access to education for vulnerable children, Bukavu and Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2010-2011

WADEP teachers and kids, 2010
Social and financial skills for children, Ghana, 2009-2011

Installation of solar panels for one of the schools in Burkina Faso
Solar panels for four schools in Burkina Faso, 2010-2011

Speed school, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
Speed schools for 300 children, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011

CLASSWorks Programme, Kenia, Viafrica
Computer rooms for Secondary Schools in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda 2007-2010

One of the Turing Foundation busses for School on Wheels, Cameroon, Turing project Visit, March 2012
School on Wheels, Cameroon, 2008-2010

Stichting Weeshuis Sri Lanka
Educational Programme for Orphanage, Harumalgoda, Sri Lanka, 2009

Stichting Haashar, Pakistan
School Support Programme in the Upper Shiran Valley, Pakistan 2009-2010

Pupils in Balochistan, Pakistan
Improvement of education for 1,500 children in Balochistan, Pakistan 2007-2009

Rainbow Home, Calcutta
Education for 250 street children in Calcutta, India, 2007-2009

School Improvement Programme, Kenya
School Improvement Programme, Kenya, 2009-2010

IBISS
Education in the Slum Area of Vila Cruzeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 2007-2009

students of the computer courses 2008
Computer lessons, Philippines, 2007-2009

Kianjau Primary School
Educational/Food Programme for 1180 children of Several Primary Schools in Thika, Kenya, 2008-2009

Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
Educational projects Liliane Foundation 2009

Shalom Centre, Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia
Education for Aids Orphans and Street Children in Katutura, Namibia, 2007-2009

Computer Science, Doganovo, Bulgaria
Teaching programmes in children's homes, Doganovo and Roman, Bulgaria, 2007-2009

Inrichting van twee schoolbibliotheken in Kabul, Afghanistan
Furnishing two school libraries in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2009

Books for Tokokoe, Ghana
School Books for Developing Countries, 2007-2008

Pupils at the URDT Girls School (Uganda) learning agricultural techniques
Support for URDT Girls School, Kibaale, Uganda, 2008

Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
Educational projects Liliane Foundation 2007-2008

New school books arriving in Mae Sariang
Support for the schools in North-West Thailand, 2007-2008

Free meals at the Kianjau Primary School
Education and food programme for 550 children of the Kianjau Primary School, Kenya, 2007-2009

key facilities, Tanguiéta, Northern Benin
Support for education of handicapped children, Tanguiéta, Northern Benin, 2007

Kebba Jarju Memorial Nursery
Teaching material for primary school, Kombo North district, Gambia, 2007

The 'Ongera Ubumenye' educational project
Educational tools for 42 primary schools, Rwanda, 2007

Projectdetails
ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2017
ZOA supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters, in helping them to rebuild their livelihoods, like in east D.R. Congo. In the Fizi District of D.R. Congo, ZOA enables 960 children between the ages of 10 to 16 years to finish primary school in 3 years. It is a sequel to the successful education programme of 2010-2013 that was already supported by Turing. 3.488 Children too old to enrol within the normal school system, passed their exam and are able to enrol in a junior high school. The positive effects are visible in large parts of the area, but the need is still great in the four location of this project: Sebele, Fizi center Akomba (Katanga) and Mwanbungu (Baraka).

The Turing Foundation contributes €140,000 to this project, which is 50% of the total budget (€20,000 in 2017). see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo


Aide et Action International Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
The French education organisation Aide et Action is a major international player aiming to improve access to and quality of education in Guinea. It is improving education for 5,000 students at twenty schools in four rural communities in Boké and Kindia, by training teachers and increasing local involvement in the education system. 120 teachers are learning better teaching methods, and also how to develop a more positive towards girls. Local involvement in the education system is increased by formulating, selecting and implementing school projects together with local communities. In addition, these school projects directly contribute to better education by, for instancce, removing obstacles for girls.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 150,000 to this project (of which, € 25,000 in 2017). see also:
      Aide et Action International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Guinea
      Other teacher training projects
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017


BØRNEfonden Improving educational quality for young apprentices, Haho district, Togo, 2017
BØRNEFonden has many years of experience in getting more young people into work in West Africa. BØRNEfonden aims to increase 150 apprentices' job opportunities in Togo by improving the learning environment and training in their trade. BØRNEfonden teaches artisans how to provide a good internship. In addition, extra lesson modules are being added in the third (internship) year. Together with further support after training, this increases these young people's chance of getting a job.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €57,000 to this project (of which, €27,000 in 2017). see also:
      BØRNEfonden: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other vocational training projects
A young baker in front of her oven
A young baker in front of her oven


Children in Crisis Good education for all, South Kivu plateau region, D.R. Congo, 2016-2019
Children in Crisis (CIC) is a British NGO aiming to give children in some of the world's poorest countries education. CIC works in places where resources are sparse, education is needed for recovery, and it is too remote for others. Children in Crisis has been helping to improve systematically education in the South Kivu plateau region since 2007. Enrolment has subsequently increased by 11% at the 194 schools, and the pass rate has increased by 18%. This project is in its third phase and aims to further improve the quality of education and continue to increase access to education. An important part of this is improving teacher training at 30 secondary schools. This structurally improves the quality of new primary school teachers.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 towards this project, earmarked for improving the quality of education, of which €40,000 in 2017. see also:
      Children in Crisis: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo


Strichting Bloemendaal - DogonAssociation Dogon Initiative Teacher Training - Meaningful Language Skills, Dogon area, Mali, 2016-2019
A consortium of motivated organisations, including Stichting Bloemendaal-Dogon (SBD), provides assistance to the Dogon region. Together with its local partner Association Dogon Initiative (ADI), SBD is improving the quality of education at 45 schools by implementing the active and child-centred teaching method 'l'AMI'. The l'AMI approach works well in the local context and the topics fit with children's perceptions, so the teaching material is absorbed better. Forty teachers a year are trained how to use the method. Fifteen 'expert teachers' are being trained to guide other teachers on-the-job.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €45,000 towards this initiative, of which €15,000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher Training Language Skills, 2015
Teacher Training Language Skills, 2015


Knowledge for Children Quality Education with local co-investment, North West Region, Cameroon, 2017-2019
The Turing Foundation has been supporting Knowledge for Children with their book programme in Cameroon since 2009. The foundation teaches primary schools how to manage their stock of schoolbooks independently within three years, trains teachers to teach students better, and facilitates new community leaders to ensure good education in the long term. More than 100 schools have now completed this process. This project is focusing on a new group of 21 schools.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 75,000 towards this project (of which, € 25,000 in 2017). see also:
      Knowledge for Children: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
Quality Education with local co-investment in North West Region of Cameroon
Quality Education with local co-investment in North West Region of Cameroon


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

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 85,000 towards this project, earmarked for improving reading and teaching methods, of which € 53,000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso
Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso


Rain for the Sahel and Sahara Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger, 2017-2019
In the isolated north of Niger, RAIN, a small American organisation with two Nigerien offices, has been working with the local population to improve its future for 15 years. Education is one of its most important programmes, especially girls' education. RAIN uses a mentor programme to pair vulnerable children with women who help them remain at school. In exchange for their guidance, the female mentors receive assistance to improve their socioeconomic position in the form of savings and loans groups and improved livestock farming. With this extra income, the school mentor group can continue independently after four years.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 60,000 towards this project, of which, € 20,000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Niger
      Other teacher training projects
Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger
Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger


School-to-School International Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinea, 2017-2018
School-to-School International's Whole Child Model provides teaching, as well as health (food and hygiene), and stimulating an engaged community for a better future for the children. To improve education, School-to-School is working with the ministry of education to develop an improved curriculum and better instruction materials for mathematics in years 1 and 2 and for reading in years 3 and 4. Fifteen teachers and six head teachers are being trained during this process. Following this year, the curriculum will be extended to four other schools that School-to-School works with, and hopefully the government will also extend it to many other schools in Guinea.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €17,000 (40%) towards the training component. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Guinea
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée


Edukans 'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2015-2018
Edukans is a Dutch development organisation dedicated to education. The organisation has developed a training programme to teach teachers to give lessons in an active way, which increases the pupil's learning outcomes. Edukans is working with the Salvation Army and education NGOs in the D.R.Congo to introduce this teaching method to three teacher training colleges and twelve schools. A total of twelve teacher trainers and forty-eight primary school teachers are being trained to disseminate this method more widely and reach at least 4,000 students. The goal is for the teacher training colleges and NGOs to be able to independently carry out the training programme after three years. From the start the government has been involved, in order to get the method implemented on a national level.

The Turing Foundation is donating €150,000 to this project (about 40% of the total budget), of which €50,000 in 2017. see also:
      Edukans: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa
'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa


Concern Worldwide Education programme, Tahoua district, Niger, 2015-2017
Concern International is a humanitarian organisation with international offices in Ireland, Great Britain and the US and local teams in the twenty-five countries where it operates. Concern has been working in Niger since 2003. Concern is shifting its focus in Niger from building classrooms and facilities to improving teaching quality. Teaching materials are developed and teachers receive training to improve their teaching e.g. using video technology and mother tongue based education during the first school years. Concern encourages increased community and government involvement by setting up school management committees and by giving education inspectors guidance when carrying out their work. Together with schools, teachers and parents they formulate rules of conduct, in order to achieve a safe and egalitarian school environment.

The Turing Foundation is contributing a total of €150,000 (of which €50,000 in 2017). Furthermore, this contribution has been matched by another donor, doubling the amount. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Niger
      Other teacher training projects
Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger
Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger


War Child International 'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2016-2017
War Child aims to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people in conflict zones by promoting education, amongst others. In Walungu, in the east of DR Congo, War Child provides 3000 students in six primary schools with a good education in a safe and protective learning environment. A better learning environment reduces absenteeism and fewer children have to repeat year. War Child supports these six schools in their efforts to become what they call 'good schools'. School committees, teachers, students and parents together determine what makes their school a 'good school' and make a concrete action plan to achieve this.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €100,000 to this project (of which, €50,000 in 2017). see also:
      War Child International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo


Action Aid Sierra Leone Enhancing Quality Education in three rural primary schools, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016
Action Aid is an international development organisation that aims to improve access to and quality of education because it believes this as a fundamental human right. It operates in 45 countries, including Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone Action Aid is improving the quality of education for 850 children at three primary schools by training teachers in better teaching techniques with better teaching materials. School management is also being improved using trainings and by strengthening its position in relation to educational authorities. Girls are disadvantaged and often unsafe in and around school, which is being addressed by raising awareness on radio shows, organising specific workshops and setting up girls' clubs.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 95,000 to make this project possible (of which, € 20,000 in 2016). see also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
Girls in front of the new Junior Secondary School, constructed with the support of ActionAid. Kono District, Sierra Leone
Girls in front of the new Junior Secondary School, constructed with the support of ActionAid. Kono District, Sierra Leone


Stromme Foundation Speed schools for 250 Adolescents, Dosso en Tillabéri, Niger, 2014-2016
The Stromme Foundation is an international development organisation focused on microfinance and education. They operate in 12 countries across the world, including Niger, where - together with the local organisations ONEN and ATPF - they are setting up 10 Speed Schools (type 2) in Dosso and Tillabéri. These schools offer 13 and 14 year-old children, who have not had any schooling and are too old for primary education, the opportunity to have a secondary education. Six years of primary education are taught in two years of intensive schooling in small classes, after which the children are able to move on to secondary education.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 115,000 towards the establishment of 10 speed schools for 250 children, of which € 23,000 in 2016. see also:
      Stromme Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger
Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger


AgriDynamic Foundation Teacher training and a community-led library, Bameli Village, Cameroon, 2015-2016
The AgriDynamic Foundation is committed to improving school performance by training teachers and providing better teaching materials. After the good results of an earlier project supported by the Turing Foundation in Bamessing, AgriDynamic is expanding its activities to another village: Bameli. Establishing a library with all the necessary textbooks and training teachers will enable the 1,270 children from four primary schools to learn better. The availability of teaching materials and the use of more active teaching methods improve students' school performance, lowers the number of children who repeat a year and decreases dropout rates.

The Turing Foundation contributes €17,000 towards capacity building and training teachers 'on the job'. see also:
      AgriDynamic Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher training and a community led library, Bameli Village, Kameroen, 2015
Teacher training and a community led library, Bameli Village, Kameroen, 2015


Street Child Teacher Training Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016
Street Child is dedicated to make quality education available for the most vulnerable children in Sierra Leone, and so far they have reached 20,000 children in 30 locations throughout the country already. By training 100 teachers and building 20 basic educational facilities in 60 communities in the northern region of Tambakha, the foundation will reach 4,000 children. The teacher trainee programme/course takes three years to complete, and leads to a government qualification.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 90,000 (25% of the total budget). see also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher Training Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone
Teacher Training Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone


War Child International Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Kalehe, Kabare en Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2012-2015
War Child is devoted to giving children who have experienced war a peaceful future. War Child wants 3,000 children aged between 11-14 years old in the conflict-ridden district of East Kivu to pass their national exams as soon as possible. To that end, teachers, directors and school inspectors are being trained to improve the quality of education, and schoolbooks and teaching material are being purchased. The organisation will also be setting up child-friendly revenue-generating activities to pay for the children's tuition.

From 2012-2015, the Turing Foundation will be donating a total of € 105,000 to the project. see also:
      War Child International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Bukavu, Walungu, Kamituga, D.R. Congo
Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Bukavu, Walungu, Kamituga, D.R. Congo


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 building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone
Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone


Knowledge for Children Schoolbook project for primary schools, Cameroon, 2013-2015
Knowledge for Children supports rural schools in Northwest Cameroon in setting up a proper book collection as well as a teacher training for the effective use of books in education. A book fund is also being realized, so the schools will be able eventually to manage and add to the book collection themselves. Knowledge for Children wants to improve the level of education for primary-school pupils (6-14 years old). After a very successful first phase, Knowledge for Children wants to accelerate the expansion of the program so by 2015, 200 schools have access to books. In the meantime, teachers and teaching assistants are offered on-the-job trainings, and a pilot involving two mobile libraries will be started.

The Turing Foundation previously donated € 90,000 to the successful first phase of the project, and supports the next three years with € 90.000 (€20.000 of which in 2015). see also:
      Knowledge for Children: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
Schoolbooks for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012
Schoolbooks for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012


Stichting Vluchteling Accelerated educational programme for 900 children in Ménaka district, Mali, 2015-2016
Netherlands Refugee Foundation (Stichting Vluchteling) gives refugees emergency aid, supports repatriation and helps with reconstruction, including in the field of education. Unrest in Ménaka in northern Mali has deprived 8,000 children of education. The project's Accelerated Learning Programme is enabling 900 children to learn the course material they have missed in a short time and then to participate in regular education in the 2015-16 academic year. 210 members of school management committees are being trained and supported to perform their role well, 30 learning centres have been made available by the communities and 30 teachers are being trained to be able to give these children the learningNetherlands Refugee Foundation programme.

The Turing Foundation contributes €50,000 for project materials and training. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other teacher training projects
Accelerated learning programme for 900 children in the district of Ménaka, Mali
Accelerated learning programme for 900 children in the district of Ménaka, Mali


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


AgriDynamic Foundation Revolving library and teacher training, Bamessing, Kameroen, 2014-2015
To help improve school results, the AgriDynamic Foundation arranges better teaching materials and facilities in Cameroon. After a successful pilot at a primary school in Bamessing, AgriDynamic has decided to scale to 6 other primary schools. By setting up a revolving library, 1760 children will have access to teaching materials. 32 teachers will be trained to teach actively and interactively. In doing so, the foundation expects better school results (an 80% graduation rate rather than 60%) and fewer dropouts (5% instead of 20%).

The Turing Foundation contributes € 10,500 for teaching materials and training. see also:
      AgriDynamic Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
Revolving library en teacher training, Bamessing, Kameroen
Revolving library en teacher training, Bamessing, Kameroen


Save the Children NederlandTHINK Liberia Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Paynesville, Monrovia en Kakata, Liberia, 2013-2015
Liberia is one of the focus countries of Save the Children. After years of emergency relief, the foundation is now working on structural education and health programs. For this project, Save the Children and local NGO THINK want to offer 900 underprivileged girls an accelerated two-year program, after which they'll able to continue a formal (vocational) education. To this end, special drop-in centers will be set up and 30 teachers will be trained.

The Turing Foundation will donate a total of € 100,000 (€ 50.000 in 2014) so that the program can be made available to 900 girls. see also:
      Save the Children Nederland: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other teacher training projects
Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Liberia
Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Liberia


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

Up to and including 2014, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 100,000 to the project (€ 35.000 in 2013), which will cover 50% of the costs for the CREDO speed schools and teacher training. see also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other teacher training projects
Speed school, Project visit Turing Foundation, Burkina Faso
Speed school, Project visit Turing Foundation, Burkina Faso


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
      Other building projects
Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013
Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013


Save the Children Nederland School furniture for 16 schools in Lubero, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013
In the Lubero region in North Kivu, D.R. Congo, Save the Children is carrying out a five-year programme focused on creating better access to safe and high-quality education. Activities include the foundation of teacher training centres, setting up a compact education programme for children who haven't enjoyed any previous schooling, refurbishing old school buildings and training school management committees. Schools will also be provided with teaching material and school furniture.

In the years 2011-2013, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 85,000 to the project (50% of school furniture), € 25.000 of which in 2013. see also:
      Save the Children Nederland: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
School furniture for 16 schools, in Lubero, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013
School furniture for 16 schools, in Lubero, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013


UN High Commission for RefugeesCameroon Red CrossUNICEF Improvement of education at 8 primary schools, East and Adamawa Region, Cameroon, 2011-2013
Since 2007, the border of Cameroon's East Region has been host to over 100,000 refugees from the Central African Republic. In collaboration with the Cameroon Red Cross and Plan International Cameroon, the UN High Commission for Refugees wants to improve education at 8 primary schools open to both locals and refugees. The program involves training new teachers, improving school buildings, providing furniture and teaching material, and will focus especially on access to education for girls.

Up to and including 2013, the Turing Foundation contributes € 120,000 to this project. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
Refugees from the Central African Republic fetching water from the oldest well of Gbiti, Cameroon
Refugees from the Central African Republic fetching water from the oldest well of Gbiti, Cameroon


IDAYLe Ronier Education for 500 underprivileged children, Région Maritime, Togo, 2013
Belgian organization IDAY wants underprivileged children in Africa to have access to high-quality education. With the help of local organization Le Rhonier, IDAY wants to improve education in 15 villages, as well as make sure all children attend school, even those who are forced to live on the streets. Underprivileged children are placed in foster care (often with their own families). The foster families are granted a loan in kind, provided the children attend class. There are currently 450 children going to school who didn't before. At the same time, the quality of education at schools is being improved by investing in teaching material, and in the training and salaries of teachers.

The Turing Foundation will be donating € 30,000 in 2013 towards the education of 450 underprivileged children. see also: Other projects in focus country Togo
Educating underprivileged children in Togo, 2013-2016
Educating underprivileged children in Togo, 2013-2016


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
      Other building projects
Improvement of quality of primary education in Benin, 2013
Improvement of quality of primary education in Benin, 2013


Aide et Action International Educational Governance, Doutchi and Filingué, Niger, 2010-2012
In the Niger departments of Dogondoutchi and Filingué, French NGO Aide et Action is dedicating itself to the improvement of the quality of education in seventeen rural areas. The past ten years the focus has been on infrastructural improvements, educational tools and teacher training. By now, pass rates of schools involved exceed the national average by over 10 per cent. With a new, three-year project, the NGO wants to realize second-chance education for children between the ages of eight and fourteen, increase the number of girls at elementary schools, and establish an increase in community involvement concerning school management.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 150,000 to these activities (€ 50.000 in 2012). see also:
      Aide et Action International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Classroom in Filingué, Niger
Classroom in Filingué, Niger


Stromme FoundationRAEDD 20 Speed schools for 500 children, Dosso region, Niger, 2011-2012
The Strømme Foundation and partner organisation RAEDD are setting up so-called 'speed schools in Niger. These schools offer children in the ages of 9-12 who haven't had any previous education a chance to join elementary education yet. The speed schools offer the first three years of elementary school in a nine-month period of intensive education for classes with a maximum of 25 children. After the nine-month course, children can take up regular elementary education.

In 2011-2012, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 69,000 to the establishment of 20 speed schools, of which € 27.000 in 2012.. see also:
      Stromme Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger
Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger


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

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

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

Founding of Biblionef Ghana
Founding of Biblionef Ghana


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 building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Solar-powered computer lab, Liwale, November 2012, Tanzania
Solar-powered computer lab, Liwale, November 2012, Tanzania


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

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

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


Knowledge for Children School book project for primary schools, Northwest Cameroon, 2010-2012
Knowledge for Children supports rural schools in Northwest Cameroon by building up a decent book stock and effectively using books as an instructional tool in education. A book fund will also be set up in order for the schools to eventually manage and supplement the book stock themselves. With its activities, Knowledge for Children aims at improving the level of education for primary school children between the ages of 6 and 14.

The Turing Foundation contributes about € 90.000 to this project, of which € 30.000 in 2012. see also:
      Knowledge for Children: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
School books for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012
School books for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012


ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg Programme for tutoring teenagers in South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2010-2013
ZOA Refugee Care wants to offer primary education in 3 years to youths from returnee families who missed one or more years of primary education. This mainly concerns orphans, ex-child soldiers, child victims of abuse, exploitation or poverty. Existing education centres in D.R. Congo will be supported in their implementation of a tutoring programme for 3,300 youths, for a period of 3 years. Education officials as well as the school inspection will be trained to supervise the programme.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 105.000 to this project, of which € 30.000 in 2012. see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Classroom in Sebele, D.R. Congo
Classroom in Sebele, D.R. Congo


War Child International Better access to education for vulnerable children, Bukavu and Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2010-2011
In South Kivu, War Child strives for better access to education for vulnerable children. D.R. Congo knows a great shortage of qualified teachers. Therefore, War Child trains teachers associated with the provincial educational authorities in a wide range of subjects: the national curriculum, modern teaching methods, safety at school, psychosocial wellbeing, school management and supervising methods. For a period of 2 years then, the teacher trainers will train the teachers, parents' councils and the school managements of 16 schools in Bukavu and Walungu harbouring 4800 children. On top of that, teaching material will be distributed, school furniture will be provided and small infrastructural improvements (such as toilets, repairs) will be done.

Just like last year, the Turing Foundation donates € 40,000 to cover half of the project costs. see also:
      War Child International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Teachers in training, Bukavu and Walungu, D.R. Congo
Teachers in training, Bukavu and Walungu, D.R. Congo


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

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

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


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

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 16,500 to the project. see also:
      AFOS: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Installation of solar panels for one of the schools in Burkina Faso
Installation of solar panels for one of the schools in Burkina Faso


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

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute a total of € 25,000 to this project in the province of Kadiogo. see also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Speed school, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
Speed school, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 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


One MenUnited Action for Children School on Wheels, Cameroon, 2008-2010
One Men's School on Wheels project, in association with United Action for Children, dedicates itself to alternative education aimed at competence development and vocational training for children between the ages of 6 and 13. School on Wheels brings children to school and teachers to children. Besides reading and writing, School on Wheels also wants to teach the children practical skills and competences they will need to survive in their own communities, such as extra vocational training that will enable them to find jobs as electricians, ICT professionals, carpenters or painters.

Up to and including 2010, the Turing Foundation will be co-financing this project so it can expand to reach 6,000 children in Mamfe, Kousseri and Kumba (€ 150,000, of which € 50,000 in 2010). see also:
      United Action for Children: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
One of the Turing Foundation busses for School on Wheels, Cameroon, Turing project Visit, March 2012
One of the Turing Foundation busses for School on Wheels, Cameroon, Turing project Visit, March 2012


Weeshuis Sri Lanka Educational Programme for Orphanage, Harumalgoda, Sri Lanka, 2009
The Stichting Weeshuis Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Orphanage Foundation) develops an orphanage in Harumalgoda, Sri Lanka for 300 orphans. Many of them became orphans as a direct consequence of the tsunami in 2004. The foundation also offers an educational programme for these children and 350 others who live in the vicinity of the orphanage. The programme aims to offer the children an education that suits the market and the country's needs. As of the end of 2008 the orphanage can house 200 children.

Just like the last two years, the Turing Foundation takes on the cost of these educational activities in 2009 (€ 50,000,- a year).

Stichting Weeshuis Sri Lanka
Stichting Weeshuis Sri Lanka


Haashar Nederland School Support Programme in the Upper Shiran Valley, Pakistan 2009-2010
The Haashar Foundation of the Netherlands supports victims of the earthquake of 8 October 2005 in Northern Pakistan. The School Support Programme helps children in the area to return to school, by paying for tuition fees, school uniforms and teaching materials as long as their parents are still dealing with the financial consequences of the earthquake. The project offers support to 2,000 pupils between 6 and 15 years of age in ten different schools. Moreover, the project offers training programmes for teachers, environmental education and helps to establish parents' councils.

Just like last year, the Turing Foundation finances approximately two thirds (€ 40,000) of the running costs.

Stichting Haashar, Pakistan
Stichting Haashar, Pakistan


Save the Children Nederland Improvement of education for 1,500 children in Balochistan, Pakistan 2007-2009
Save the Children Nederland is active in Pakistan, where it strives to improve the quality of education, and to make education more easily accessible to girls. The objectives of the project are to provide ten schools with basic tools, to train teachers, to set up parents' councils and to build additional classrooms. Moreover, two primary schools will be upgraded to model schools for secondary education.

By donating € 150,000, the Turing Foundation subsidises the full costs of the project from 2007 until the end of 2009. see also: Save the Children Nederland: other projects
Pupils in Balochistan, Pakistan
Pupils in Balochistan, Pakistan


Partnership FoundationLoreto Sealdah Education for 250 street children in Calcutta, India, 2007-2009
The Partnership Foundation is devoted to providing accommodation for street children in India in existing school buildings. The Loreto Sealdah Day School in Calcutta serves as a model for this strategy. It is a high-quality private school for 1,500 girls. A so-called 'Rainbow Home' is being created in this school. The home can accommodate 250 street children and provides them with food, education, medical care and loving support.

Since 2007, the Turing Foundation covers the full educational costs of the project, amounting to € 56,000 in 2009.

Rainbow Home, Calcutta
Rainbow Home, Calcutta


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


IBISS Education in the Slum Area of Vila Cruzeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 2007-2009
The IBISS Foundation stands up for the most marginalised groups in Brazil. In the slums children are hardly stimulated to go to school, or do not get the chance to do so. With the Preparar Vila Cruzeiro project in the infamous slum area of Rio de Janeiro IBISS tries to change this. On the renovated third floor of the IBISS building hundreds of children are received and educated or prepared to enter into a normal school.

The Turing Foundation adopted this project in 2007 and in 2009 again finances the full project cost of € 50,000. see also: IBISS: other projects
ZOTO Computer lessons, Philippines, 2007-2009
Zone One Tondo Organisation (ZOTO) is a popular movement, established in 1970, which offers help to the poor people of the Philippines between 10 and 24 years of age, in various fields: from education to technical support or financial support for the costs of living.

The Turing Foundation paid for the computer equipment, and finances ZOTO computer courses for 300 young people until the end of 2009 (€ 36,000 in total).

students of the computer courses 2008
students of the computer courses 2008


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


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

Just like last year, the Turing Foundation donates € 150,000 to the Liliane Foundation in 2009 for help to children in the field of education. With this amount, the Liliane Foundation will be able to help more than 3,000 children in Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. see also:
      Liliane Fonds: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school


Pappa Education for Aids Orphans and Street Children in Katutura, Namibia, 2007-2009
Stichting Pappa operates through the Child Development Foundation and ensures that a group of 80 AIDS orphans and street children in Katutura, Windhoek (the largest township of Namibia) are educated at a school in their vicinity or at the school that was established by the foundation itself in 2007.

The Turing Foundation has supported this project since 2007 and pays half of the educational cost in 2009 (€ 10,000).

Shalom Centre, Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia
Shalom Centre, Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia


Kindertehuizen Bulgarije Teaching programmes in children's homes, Doganovo and Roman, Bulgaria, 2007-2009
The Stichting Kindertehuizen Bulgarije (Foundation for Children's Homes in Bulgaria) supports five children's homes in the vicinity of Sofia, housing 400 (mostly Roma) children in total. The foundation assists the children's homes in renovation projects and helps them to provide food, clothing, linen, medical care and education.

In the years 2007 to 2009, the Turing Foundation donates a total of € 40,000 to educational programmes (for example in English, computer science, and sewing) for children and young people in the children's homes of Doganovo and Roman.

Computer Science, Doganovo, Bulgaria
Computer Science, Doganovo, Bulgaria


Paymaan Furnishing two school libraries in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2009
The Paymaan Foundation provides structural educational support to children in Afghanistan. Apart from financing the adoption of street children and orphans, the Foundation furnishes school libraries in Kabul by providing book cases, books, computers and various other materials.

The Turing Foundation will cover all the costs (€13,000) for furnishing of a library in two schools in Kabul.

Inrichting van twee schoolbibliotheken in Kabul, Afghanistan
Inrichting van twee schoolbibliotheken in Kabul, Afghanistan


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

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


URDT Support for URDT Girls School, Kibaale, Uganda, 2008
The Uganda Rural Development & Training programme (URDT) trains people in the district of Kibaale, Uganda, who have to live on less than $1 per day. The URDT Girls School offers training programmes for 240 talented girls from poor families.

The Turing Foundation allocates a sum of € 50,000 to this school in 2008.

Pupils at the URDT Girls School (Uganda) learning agricultural techniques
Pupils at the URDT Girls School (Uganda) learning agricultural techniques


Liliane Fonds Educational projects Liliane Foundation 2007-2008
The Liliane Foundation provides direct, small-scale and tailor-made help to handicapped children and young people in developing countries. In many cases, the Liliane Foundation helps those children to go to school. What especially appeals to the Turing Foundation is that the Liliane Foundation in this way offers opportunities to children who cannot be helped by any other educational relief organisation, because their needs are too small-scaled. Often, these needs concern one single child in a location where education is available despite poverty, but of which the child cannot make use because of its handicap.

The Turing Foundation donates € 300,000 in total to the Liliane Foundation for help to children in the field of education in 2008 and 2009. With this amount, the Liliane Foundation will be able to help more than 3,000 children. see also: Liliane Fonds: other projects
Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school


Samsara Support for the schools in North-West Thailand, 2007-2008
The Samsara Foundation organises concrete and small-scaled projects for the improvement of education in the district of Mae Sariang in North-West Thailand. In that area, 25,000 underprivileged children receive education in 178 different schools. The children live in poor mountain villages of the Karen and Hmong hill tribes. Some of them stay in the dormitories of their school for the larger part of the year, because their home village is more than a day's journey away from the school.

The Turing Foundation donates € 22,000 to a project of the Samsara Foundation for the purchase of school books for the 15 poorest school in the districts of Mae Sariang, Mae Lanoi and Sop Moei, and for the construction of dormitories, canteens including kitchens and toilets for the two most isolated schools of Thailand (the Cho Si Deu Nua School and the Huay Muang School).

New school books arriving in Mae Sariang
New school books arriving in Mae Sariang


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


Liliane Fonds Support for education of handicapped children, Tanguiéta, Northern Benin, 2007
The Liliane Foundation provides direct, small-scale and tailor-made help to handicapped children and young people in developing countries. In many cases, the Liliane Foundation helps those children to go to school. What especially appeals to the Turing Foundation is that the Liliane Foundation in this way offers opportunities to children who cannot be helped by any other educational relief organisation, because their needs are too small-scaled.

The Turing Foundation donates € 250,000 to the Liliane Foundation in 2007 for basic facilities (in locations such as Tanguiéta, North-Benin) and educational aid for approximately 1,300 children. see also:
      Turing Foundation helpt kinderen in Benin
      Liliane Fonds: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
key facilities, Tanguiéta, Northern Benin
key facilities, Tanguiéta, Northern Benin


Kebba Jarju Memorial Nursery Teaching material for primary school, Kombo North district, Gambia, 2007
The Kebba Jarju Memorial Nursery is a primary school in a village in the Kombo North district of Gambia. It has over 120 pupils. The school was one time established by a small group of former residents of the village who had started a new life in Great-Britain. The school does not receive any government financial support and is therefore fully dependent on the tuitions of the pupils and of private donations.

In 2007, the Turing Foundation sponsors the purchase of teaching materials and sports equipment (€ 1.400).

Kebba Jarju Memorial Nursery
Kebba Jarju Memorial Nursery


Eglise Épiscopale de Rwanda Educational tools for 42 primary schools, Rwanda, 2007
The Église Épiscopale de Rwanda carries out the 'Ongera Ubumenye' educational project in the district of Nyamagabe in the Southern province of Rwanda. The main aim of the project is to improve the quality of and participation (of especially girls) in education. Quality will be improved by teacher refresher courses. The 42 primary schools involved in the project lack basic educational tools such as school desks, blackboards, chalks, notebooks and pencils.

The Turing Foundation pays for half of these educational tools in 2007 (€ 10.000).

The 'Ongera Ubumenye' educational project
The 'Ongera Ubumenye' educational project