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

Teacher training projects
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon, 2016-2019

Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon
Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon, 2016-2018

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

Vocational training for 250 young people, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Vocational training for 250 young people, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018

Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 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

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

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

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

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

Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou
Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou, Benin, 2015-2016

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

A lesson in clockreading, Pio Institute, Bwamanda, D.R. Congo
Improvement of primary and vocational education, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013

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

Technical school in Kara, Togo 2013
Technical school, Kara, Togo, 2013

Education Quality Improvement Programme, Kenia
Education Quality Improvement Programme, Machakos, Mwala and Gilgil district, Kenya, 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

Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013
Vocational teacher training at 2 schools, Parakou, Benin, 2013

VSO vocational training, Kenya, 2010-2012
Upgrading five vocational training centres, Kenya, 2010-2012

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

Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2010-2012

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

School leaders' course, Southeast Kenya
Teacher training and school leaders' course, Southeast Kenya, 2012

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

Teacher training in Far North Region, Cameroon
Teacher training in Northern Cameroon, 2010-2012

New teaching tools, Kenia en Tanzania
Teacher Training, Kenia en Tanzania, 2010-2011

Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2011

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

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

Teacher Training solar energy at 6 technical schools, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Teacher Training solar enegry systems, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011

Improving quality of primary education and vocational training, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo
Improvement of primary and vocational education, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo, 2010

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

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

Projectdetails
Babungo Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon, 2016-2019
The Dutch foundation Babungo has been committed to improving health care and education in the Babungo valley in Cameroon for the last eight years. It provides, among other things, the annual school fees for 274 disadvantaged children. This project includes not only school fees for 20 motivated young people at the technical school, but also training for 20 local artisans by a qualified teacher. They learn how to give pupils a good internship. This increases the exchange between the 'market' and the course, which will improve the quality of the course.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €22,500 (50% of the total budget) towards this project (of which €4,500 in 2017). see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other vocational training projects
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon


IECD Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon, 2016-2018
The French development organisation Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) was established in 1988 with the aim of teaching people skills to further their own development and contribute to society. IECD helps the local organisation Coordination Nationale des Ecoles Familiales Agricoles au Cameroun (CNEFAC) independently run the Family Farm Schools (FFS), which were set up by IECD.

In two years 700 young people from rural areas have completed the one-year or three-year sustainable agriculture training course at one of the twenty FFSs. The students learn about sustainable farming techniques and management skills at school, which they then apply in practice at 300 farms and agricultural businesses.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 (20% of the budget) towards this project, of which €15,000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other vocational training projects
Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon
Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon


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
Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo


Knowledge for Children Quality Education with local co-investment, North West Region, Cameroon, 2017-2019
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Turing ondersteunt Knowledge for Children sinds 2009 met hun boekenprogramma in Kameroen. De stichting begeleidt basisscholen zodat ze na drie jaar een (les)boekenbestand zelfstandig kunnen beheren, ze traint leerkrachten om de leerlingen beter te laten leren en faciliteert nieuwe leiders uit de gemeenschap om goed onderwijs op lange termijn te borgen. Inmiddels hebben ruim 100 scholen dit traject doorlopen. Dit project betreft een nieuwe groep van 21 scholen.

De Turing Foundation doneert € 75.000 aan dit project (waarvan € 25.000 in 2017). see also:
      Knowledge for Children: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
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
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Association Soeur Emmanuelle (Asmae) is een Franse ontwikkelingsorganisatie met een focus op onderwijs en kinderen. Asmae werkt in Burkina Faso samen met de lokale organisatie ICCV. Ze willen van 3.360 leerlingen op zes scholen in de buitenwijken van Ouagadougou de leerresultaten verbeteren door het leren lezen binnen en buiten de scholen leuker en beter te maken. 45 leerkrachten krijgen middelen en kennis over betere leesmethodes, overheidsinstanties worden betrokken en een bieb en leesclubs worden opgezet met hulp van mensen uit de gemeenschap.

De Turing Foundation doneert € 85.000 aan dit project, geoormerkt voor de verbeterde les- en leesmethode, waarvan € 53.000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      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
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
In het geïsoleerde noorden van Niger werkt RAIN, een kleine Amerikaanse organisatie met twee Nigerijnse kantoren, al 15 jaar met de lokale bevolking aan een betere toekomt. Een belangrijk programma is onderwijs, met name gericht op meisjes. Via een mentorprogramma koppelt RAIN kwetsbare kinderen aan vrouwen die hen helpen op school te blijven. De vrouwelijke mentors worden in ruil voor hun begeleiding ondersteund om hun sociaaleconomische positie te verbeteren via spaar- en leengroep en verbeterde vee(geiten)houderij. Met deze extra inkomsten kan de onderwijsmentorgroep na vier jaar zelfstandig blijven bestaan.

Turing draagt € 60.000 bij aan dit initiatief, waarvan € 20.000 in 2017. see also: Other projects in focus country Niger
Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger
Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger


Christian Aid DRC Vocational training for 250 young people, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Chistian Aid has been working in Sierra Leone for more than 20 years with a local team of 24 people and local organisations like the national NGO Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD). The organisations have a similar approach: they enable people to improve their own situation.

This project will enable 250 young adults in Kono district to receive vocational training. They will be given a training place of their choice at existing workshops in Gbense, Tankoro and Fiama. Practitioners at these workshops are being taught training techniques. This project enables young people to develop a sustainable occupation and offers them an alternative to insecure and deplorable work in mines.

The Turing Foundation is donating € 75,000 to this project (about 50% of the total budget, of which € 25,000 in 2017). see also:
      Christian Aid DRC: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational training for 250 young people, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Vocational training for 250 young people, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018


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 building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon


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
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
'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
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
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, 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 €5,000 in 2016. see also: Other projects in focus country Mali
Teacher Training Language Skills, january 2015
Teacher Training Language Skills, january 2015


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, € 50,000 in 2016). see also:
      Aide et Action International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Guinea
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017


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
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


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
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
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
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
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
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
Accelerated learning programme for 900 children in the district of Ménaka, Mali
Accelerated learning programme for 900 children in the district of Ménaka, Mali


Hubi en Vinciane Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou, Benin, 2015-2016
The Hubi & Vinciane Foundation supports regional development around the city of Parakou (central Benin) through projects in health, economic (agricultural) development and education. Since its inception six years ago, Hubi & Vinciane has supported two teacher training schools. In part thanks to a grant from the Turing Foundation in 2013, the quality of education was improved for 550 students in 2013. This final investment in better facilities means that the number of students can be increased to 800. Which puts both schools on a sustainable financial footing, and they are no longer dependent on foreign donors. In addition, there will be more qualified teachers at schools, which will improve pupils' education.

The Turing Foundation contributes €19,000 towards this project, which covers 50% of the total budget. see also:
      Hubi en Vinciane: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other vocational training projects
Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou
Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou


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


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 building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012
Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012


Congodorpen Improvement of primary and vocational education, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013
Congodorpen wants to contribute to recovering and setting up education in the north of the Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo. During a previous three-year phase of the project, the quality of education was improved at 22 schools (6 elementary schools, 11 secondary schools and 5 vocational institutes. They are now expanding the project to 27 schools and 5 literacy centres reaching a total 15,000 students. Training is offered to improve school management and supervision as well as the skills of the teaching staff. Teaching material is also provided, and school buildings are renovated if necessary.

Up to and including 2014, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 105,000 to the project (€ 30,000 of which in 2013). see also:
      Congodorpen: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects
A lesson in clockreading, Pio Institute, Bwamanda, D.R. Congo
A lesson in clockreading, Pio Institute, Bwamanda, D.R. Congo


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


SOS Kinderdorpen Technical school, Kara, Togo, 2013
SOS-Kinderdorpen helps orphans and abandoned children in developing countries find loving families to grow up with. Worldwide, SOS Kinderdorpen has set up 105 local vocational training centers where youths can work on becoming financially independent. To help Kara youth, the foundation has opened a technical school offering 3-year technical vocational trainings. Every teacher that’s hired will be receiving a week of extra training in pedagogy and other skills. The school can admit a total of 245 students.

In 2013, the Turing Foundation will be donating € 30,000 to guarantee the batch of students of 2013. see also:
      SOS Kinderdorpen: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other vocational training projects
Technical school in Kara, Togo 2013
Technical school in Kara, Togo 2013


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

Up to and including 2013, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 130,000 to the training activities (€ 40,000 of which will be donated in 2013).

Education Quality Improvement Programme, Kenia
Education Quality Improvement Programme, Kenia


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
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


Hubi en Vinciane Vocational teacher training at 2 schools, Parakou, Benin, 2013
The Hubi en Vinciane Foundation strives to improve the standard of living of the people living in the Borgou department in Benin. In the area surrounding Parakou, only 12 percent of teachers has a qualification. Since all teachers are sure of a job and receive a fixed government salary, many young people want to become teachers. The training consists of a year of classes and a one-year internship. For 2013, Hubi and Vinciane plan to invest in two teacher trainings by paying for extra training for current teachers, scholarships for underprivileged youths, libraries, and school furniture and teaching materials. By doing so, Benin can look forward to approximately 550 new qualified teachers every year that can get started right away.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 20,000 to the improvement of the quality of 2 teacher trainings. see also:
      Hubi en Vinciane: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013
Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013


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

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


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

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will be donating € 15,000 to this project. see also: Other building projects
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 building 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 building projects
The current situation in Sazué
The current situation in Sazué


Children in Crisis Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2010-2012
Children in Crisis is a British NGO that works on educational projects in post-conflict zones such as D.R. Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 172 head masters and 1034 teachers will be trained, school curricula will be developed and teaching materials will be spread in the coming few years, all this to structurally improve the level of education and school results.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 120,000 to the project (€ 40.000 in 2012). see also:
      How the teachers of hope I met in the Congo were brutally killed (The Observer)
      Children in Crisis: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo


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
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


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

The Turing Foundation already supported this program in 2011 and will increase its contribution to € 88,740 for 2012. This amount will cover 50% of training costs for two years, for both teachers and school managers.

School leaders' course, Southeast Kenya
School leaders' course, Southeast Kenya


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 building projects
School Breakfast, Marera primary School, Tanzania
School Breakfast, Marera primary School, Tanzania


VSO Teacher training in Northern Cameroon, 2010-2012
VSO sends out vocational specialists to developing countries in Africa and Asia who can share their knowledge and experience with local organisations, helping them to do their work in a more efficient way. The project that will run in Northern Cameroon for the coming three years means that four specialists will develop training modules for teachers, headmasters, parents' councils and civil servants serving education. Moreover, several activities are organised to make education more accessible to girls.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 90,000 (€ 30,000 in 2012). see also:
      VSO: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
Teacher training in Far North Region, Cameroon
Teacher training in Far North Region, Cameroon


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

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

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

New teaching tools, Kenia en Tanzania
New teaching tools, Kenia en Tanzania


Centre Kram NgoyETC Foundation Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2011
The Kram Ngoy Centre is a vocational training centre in Phnom Penh where 100 youths a year are trained to be electricians. The centre is currently short on qualified teachers. In the next two years, the ETC Technical Training Programme will be training eight people in didactics and up-to-date technical knowledge regarding electricity and renewable energy. New teaching material is also being developed for the Kram Ngoy Centre.

In 2010 and 2011, the Turing Foundation covers about 40% of all project costs (€ 47,635, of which € 22.635 in 2011). see also:
      ETC Foundation: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


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 building 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 building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu


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 building projects
First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011
First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011


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

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 15,400. see also:
      ETC Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects
Teacher Training solar energy at 6 technical schools, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Teacher Training solar energy at 6 technical schools, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso


Congodorpen Improvement of primary and vocational education, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo, 2010
Congodorpen contributes to the recovery and building up of education in the Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo. During a three-year project, 22 schools will be working on educational improvement (6 primary schools, 11 secondary schools and 5 vocational training institutes). There will be trainings to improve school management and teacher skills. Teaching material will be distributed as well and where needed, school buildings will be renovated.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 30,000. see also:
      Congodorpen: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects
Improving quality of primary education and vocational training, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo
Improving quality of primary education and vocational training, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo


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


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 building 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