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Below is a list of older Turing Foundation education projects. More recent projects can be found on our education page.

Previous Education Projects:
Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Bukavu, Walungu, Kamituga, D.R. Congo
October 2015
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.... more

Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone
October 2015
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... more

Schoolbooks for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012
June 2015
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... more

Accelerated learning programme for 900 children in the district of Ménaka, Mali
March 2015
Accelerated educational programme for 900 children in Ménaka district, Mali, 2015-2016
Netherlands Refugee Foundation (Stichting Vluchteling) gives refugees emergency aid, supports... more

Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou
March 2015
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... more

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

Progress at the building site of the technical school, Kambila, Mali, January 2012
October 2014
Construction of a technical school in Kambila, Mali, 2010-2014
The Mali Foundation, in association with its local partner Solisa, will set up a basic technical school to provide... more

Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, November 2012, D.R. Congo
July 2014
Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, D.R. Congo, 2012-2015
Sympany (formerly known as "Humana") is one of the largest clothing collectors of the Netherlands. Using the... more

DEDRAS Vocational education, Benin, 2012-2015
July 2014
Vocational education, Benin, 2012-2015
In Benin, Woord & Daad is working with local organisation DEDRAS. DEDRAS wants to offer youths vocational education tailored to the current... more

Vocational Training for girls - in progress, Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, 2014
April 2014
Vocational training for girls, Kimpoko-Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2014-2015
Christian Aid and the local NGO Fraternité Père Maurice D'Hoore are setting up a training... more

Revolving library en teacher training, Bamessing, Kameroen
April 2014
Revolving library and teacher training, Bamessing, Kameroen, 2014-2015
To help improve school results, the AgriDynamic Foundation arranges better teaching materials and facilities... more

Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali
April 2014
Material for female vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali, 2014-2015
Tools to Work revises quality goods in the Netherlands and passes on its knowledge so local communities can revise... more

The old school 'building', Fanta, Benin, 2014-2015
April 2014
Construction of Primary School, Fanta, Benin, 2014-2015
The Le Pont Foundation is active in Benin and sets up projects concerning education, healthcare, water and sanitation. Every... more

Two girls who have set up their own businesses after their ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012
April 2014
Vocational training for 100 youths, Cameroon, 2012-2014
Free a Girl (formerly "Stop Child Abuse") and its local partner ASSEJA offer vocational education to 100 underprivileged... more

Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Liberia
January 2014
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... more

Technical trainings, Togo, 2012-2014
January 2014
Job placement programs for underprivileged women, Lomé, Togo, 2012-2014
The R.C. Maagdenhuis Foundation supports small-scale projects initiated by the local community in developing... more

technische opleidingen, Togo
January 2014
Technical vocational trainings, Lomé, Togo, 2012-2014
The R.C. Maagdenhuis Foundation supports small-scale projects that have been initiated by the local community in developing... more

Speed school, Project visit Turing Foundation, Burkina Faso
October 2013
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... more

Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012
October 2013
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... more

A lesson in clockreading, Pio Institute, Bwamanda, D.R. Congo
October 2013
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... more

Development of school, Kinshasa, D.R, Congo
October 2013
Development of school in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2013-2014
The Dutch Tosangana Foundation was founded by and for Congolese women. In collaboration with local... more

Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013
October 2013
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... more

Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso
July 2013
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... more

Afbouw 2 lokalen CEG High School Sazué, Benin
July 2013
Completing 2 classrooms CEG High School, Sazué, Benin, 2013
The Le Pont Foundation is focused on the improvement of the overall living conditions in Benin. The foundation sets up... more

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

Technical school in Kara, Togo 2013
March 2013
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... more

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

Refugees from the Central African Republic fetching water from the oldest well of Gbiti, Cameroon
March 2013
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... more

Educating underprivileged children in Togo, 2013-2016
January 2013
Education for 500 underprivileged children, Région Maritime, Togo, 2013
Belgian organization IDAY wants underprivileged children in Africa to have access to high-quality education.... more

Improvement of quality of primary education in Benin, 2013
January 2013
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... more

Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013
January 2013
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... more

Car electronics and bodywork training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
January 2013
Vocational training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2012-2013
The Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (SKN) supports local NGO ATTous in offering technical vocational... more

Gered Gereedschap Foundation
November 2012
Tools for three training organizations in Benin, 2012-2014
Gered Gereedschap ("Rescued Tools") collects and fixes used tools and sends them to developing-aid projects in Africa,... more

Classroom in Filingué, Niger
November 2012
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... more

Ecole Professionnelle d’Informatique Mucolim, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
August 2012
Equipping information centre in Inkisi-Kisanu, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013
The Bambale Foundation is focused on education, agriculture, and healthcare in D.R. Congo. In Inkisi-Kisantu,... more

Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger
August 2012
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... more

Founding of Biblionef Ghana
August 2012
Founding of Biblionef Ghana, 2011-2013
Biblionef considers books a source of development and wants to encourage reading. To that end, the organisation spreads new English and French... more

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

Vocational Training and job creation in Kinshasha, Uvira and Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo
June 2012
Vocational Training and job creation in Kinshasha, Uvira and Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013
Tools to Work offers young people work experience by involving them in the... more

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

Solar-powered computer lab, Liwale, November 2012, Tanzania
June 2012
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... more

The current situation in Sazué
June 2012
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... more

Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo
June 2012
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... more

Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011
March 2012
Free school meals on four schools, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, 2012
Burkina Faso is on the brink of a famine. Stichting WOL and local partner DSF have set up the Zoodo educational... more

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

School books for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012
March 2012
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... more

Classroom in Sebele, D.R. Congo
March 2012
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

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

Lessons have started downstairs, while a second floor is built on top of the school. Turing Project Visit, March 2012.
March 2012
Construction of a new school, Mamfe, Cameroon, 2010-2012
LiveBuild, in association with United Action for Children (UAC), wants to set up a high-quality school in Mamfe. UAC has... more

Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso
January 2012
Teacher houses with solar panels, Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso, 2012
The AFOS Foundation is dedicated to improving the life standard in developing countries, with a focus on... more

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

School Breakfast, Marera primary School, Tanzania
January 2012
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... more

Teacher training in Far North Region, Cameroon
January 2012
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... more

Progress at the VTC building site, August 2011
November 2011
Construction and equipment of a trade school in Chepchoina, Kenya, 2009-2011
The Elimu Mount Elgon Foundation facilitates educational initiatives in the Mount Elgon Region in... more

vocational training centre CPAEC under construction, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010
November 2011
ICT vocational training CPAEC, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010-2012
The Zod Neere Foundation set up a vocational training centre for underprivileged youngsters in Ouagadougou. The... more

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

Progress at the building site, Turing project visit, November 2010
November 2011
Construction and equipment of a Vocational Training Centre, Bamako, Mali, 2009-2011
The Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (SKN) is building a new vocational centre at the heart... more

Progress of construction, July 2012, Djenné, Mali
November 2011
Construction of a school for elementary and secondary education, Djenné, Mali, 2010-2013
The Djenné Foundation focuses on education, the arts, and culture in the city of Djenné,... more

Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso
July 2011
Vocational education Sustainable Farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso, 2011
In Gbomboro in the northwest of Burkina Faso, Heifer and partner organisation Asudec will establish a... more

Teachers in training, Bukavu and Walungu, D.R. Congo
July 2011
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... more

Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
July 2011
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... more

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

Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011
July 2011
Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
The WOL Foundation built the Zoodo educational complex in Ouahigouya, the capital of the province of Yatenga in Burkina Faso.... more

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

Four girls who have set up their own clothing business after two years of ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012
March 2011
Vocational training for 100 youths, Cameroon, 2011
Stop Kindermisbruik (No Child Abuse) and its local partner ASSEJA want to offer vocational training to 100 underprivileged... more

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

Medical school awaiting a roof, Kiliba, October 2010
March 2011
Construction of a medical school in Kiliba, D.R. Congo, 2010-2011
Focus on Education, in association with the local NGO Fondation Chirezi, wants to set up an intermediate vocational... more

WADEP teachers and kids, 2010
March 2011
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... more

Building and furnishing of the first part of Makaror Mixed Day Secondary School
January 2011
Construction and furnishing of the Makaror Mixed Day Secondary Scvhool, Makaror, Kenya, 2011-2012
The Welzijn Wajir Foundation supports the very poorest population of Wajir... more

Installation of solar panels for one of the schools in Burkina Faso
January 2011
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... more

One of the other schools built by Le Pont in Benin
January 2011
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... more

Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
January 2011
Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania, 2009-2011
At the Jobortunity Training Centre in Arusha, underprivileged youths can enrol in a one-year training that prepares them... more

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

Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu
October 2010
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... more

Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali
October 2010
Construction of a vocational school for women, Bandiagara, Mali, 2010-2011
The Women and Labour Market Foundation (VAM) is a center of expertise for women's vocational schools. The... more

SmartKids in Training in Ghana
October 2010
Grants for Talented Underprivileged Children, Ghana 2008-2011
The SmartKids Foundation helps talented underprivileged children in Ghana to go to a reputable secondary school. The children are... more

CPMA Vocational training, Bamako, Turing project visit, November 2010
July 2010
Modern Teaching Equipment for vocational training centre CPMA, Bamako, Mali, 2010-2011
The Centre Professionel Mécanique Auto (CPMA) for vocational training in car engineering, will... more

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

Speed school, province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
July 2010
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... more

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

First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011
July 2010
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 children in Tanzania. Kamitei supplies facilities and goods, but also training... more

One of the Turing Foundation busses for School on Wheels, Cameroon, Turing project Visit, March 2012
July 2010
School on Wheels, Cameroon, 2008-2010
School on Wheels takes children to school, and teachers to children. Apart from reading and writing, children are taught practical skills and competences that they... more

Teacher Training solar energy at 6 technical schools, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
May 2010
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... more

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

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

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

Slums in Rio de Janeiro
May 2010
Emergency aid in the Slum Area of Vila Cruzeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 2010
The IBISS Foundation supports the most marginalized groups of Brazil. In the slums, children are hardly stimulated to go to school... more

Gereedschap voor Technisch Onderwijs, Tanzania
March 2010
Tools for technical vocational education, Tanzania, 2010
The Foundation for Refurbished Tools (Gered Gereedschap) collects and refurbishes tools and dispatches these to development... more

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

Extra classrooms and teacher training, Bona, Burkina Faso
January 2010
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... more

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

Old situation in Gountoëto
January 2010
Construction of new elementary school classrooms, Gountoëto, Benin, 2010
The Le Pont Foundation is active in Benin in the field of education, health care, water and sanitation. In... more

Stichting Weeshuis Sri Lanka
January 2010
Educational Programme for Orphanage, Harumalgoda, Sri Lanka, 2009
The Sri Lanka Orphanage Foundation develops an orphanage in Harumalgoda, Sri Lanka for 300 orphans. Many of them... more

Stichting Haashar, Pakistan
January 2010
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... more

Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania
October 2009
Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania, 2009-2010
Dorcas Hulp Nederland has set up a vocational training centre in the poor, rural outskirts of the city of Arusha. In 2009 the... more

Lesson by Ex-Spinal Cord Lesion Patient in Bangladesh
October 2009
Construction and equipment Primary School, Chittachong, Bangladesh, 2008-2010
GlobalCare4All retrains spinal cord lesion patients to become teachers - a profession they are still able to practise - thereby meeting an enormous need. 130 children... more

Pupils in Balochistan, Pakistan
October 2009
Improvement of education for 1,500 children in Balochistan, Pakistan 2007-2009
This Save the Children project will, among other things, provide ten schools with educational materials, trainings for teachers,... more

Rainbow Home, Calcutta
October 2009
Education for 250 street children in Calcutta, India, 2007-2009
A so-called 'Rainbow Home' is being realized in the Loreto Sealdah Day School in Calcutta. It accommodates 250 street children, and provides them with food, education,... more

Vocational Training: Carpentry, Mai Mahiu, Kenya
July 2009
Vocational Education in Mai Mahiu, Kenya, 2009-2010
The Red een Kind Foundation supports children in developing countries who suffer from poverty, discrimination, disasters or... more

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

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

The new Vovational Training Centre, Kisumu, January 2011
July 2009
Construction and equipment for a new Vocational Training Centre, Kisumu, Kenya, 2009-2011
Together with local organisations BIG Ltd and Pandipieri Centre, Afri-Can... more

UAF dimplomas 2008
July 2009
Foundation for Refugee Students UAF, 2007-2009
The UAF supports refugees and asylum seekers with a higher education in their further training and in finding work by means of providing money, advice and supervision. Around 300 UAF-students will graduate... more

Informal Skills Training Programma, Turing project visit 2009
July 2009
Informal Skills Training Program, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008-2010
The Edukans Foundation works on vocational and practically-oriented education for youth in Nairobi in a profession that they choose themselves and that they will later be able to practise independently. After that, they will apprentice themselves to... more

IBISS
July 2009
Education in the Slum Area of Vila Cruzeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 2007-2009
The IBISS Foundation supports the most marginalized groups of Brazil. In the slums, children are hardly stimulated to go to school... more

students of the computer courses 2008
July 2009
Computer lessons, Philippines, 2007-2009
Zone One Tondo Organisation (ZOTO) is a popular movement which helps poor people of the Philippines aged 10 to 24, with education as well as... more

Old situation in Balandougou, Mali
April 2009
Construction and equipment of a primary school in Balandougou, Mali, 2009
The Dutch Mali Foundation and its regular Malinese partner Solisa support the local people in the hills... more

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

Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
April 2009
Educational projects Liliane Foundation 2009
The Liliane Foundation provides direct, small-scale and tailor-made help to handicapped children in... more

The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009
April 2009
Construction of an educational institute in Yatenga, Burkina Faso, 2007-2009
The WOL Foundation is building an educational institute in Burkina Faso to further develop vocational training for rural youngsters in the region, and to prevent a relapse into illiteracy... more

Shalom Centre, Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia
April 2009
Education for Aids Orphans and Street Children in Katutura, Namibia, 2007-2009
Stichting Pappa ensures that a group of 80 AIDS orphans and street children in Windhoek can go to school... more

Computer Science, Doganovo, Bulgaria
April 2009
Teaching programmes in children's homes, Doganovo and Roman, Bulgaria, 2007-2009
The Foundation Kindertehuizen Bulgarije supports five children's homes near Sofia, where 400 children... more

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

The old school building of Agome Anedi - no lessons during the rainy season
January 2009
Construction and equipment of a school in Agome Anedi, Togo, 2009
Having collaborated with Les Compagnons Ruraux on nature conservation before, under the supervision of this... more

Beroepsonderwijs voor kansarme jongeren in Dhaka, Bangladesh
January 2009
Vocational training for underprivileged young people in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009
The Vialisa Foundation's aim is to offer a more hopeful perspective to the underprivileged youth in... more

Inhabitants of Sinia, Democratic Republic of Congo
January 2009
Construction of an ecological school in Sinia, D.R. Congo, 2009-2011
The Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation protects animals threatened with extinction. One of its projects is the... more

Inrichting van twee schoolbibliotheken in Kabul, Afghanistan
January 2009
Furnishing two school libraries in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2009
The Paymaan Foundation provides structural educational support to children in Afghanistan. Apart from financing the... more

The old school building
January 2009
Construction of two schools in Efa and Sofiè, Togo, 2009
The R.C. Maagdenhuis Foundation supports locally initiated small-scale projects in developing countries. A network of local... more

The school in Kuma Konda
January 2009
Extension and furnishing of a school in Kuma Konda, Togo, 2009
Having collaborated with Les Compagnons Ruraux on nature conservation before, under the supervision of this Togolese... more

Students at work in the Vocational Training Centre in Nyakabiga, Burundi
October 2008
Improvement of vocational training in Nyakabiga, Burundi, 2007-2008
SOS Children's Villages is particularly known for the special 'villages' they have built in more than 100 countries, where orphans can... more

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

The new school under construction - november 2010
October 2008
Construction of a primary school in Isitu, Tanzania, 2008-2012
Connect International supports small-scale sustainable self-help projects of local organisations in developing... more

School children in front of the new building, Turing project visit, November 2010
October 2008
Construction of a primary school in N'goro, Mali, 2008-2009
The Dutch Mali Foundation and its permanent Malinese partner Solisa together support the community living in the hills... more

An Earlier Shipment of Rescued and Refurbished Tools for the Ghana Young Artisan Movement
October 2008
Tools for technical vocational education, Ghana, 2008-2009
500 volunteers of the Gered Gereedschap Foundation collect and recycle used tools and send them on request to development... more

Khon Kaen Primary School, Laos - old situation
October 2008
Construction and equipment of a primary school in Sukuma, Laos, 2008-2009
Child's Dream helps underprivileged children in the Mekong region by improving the social circumstances and... more

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

Furaha Mixed Day Secondary School, Wajir, Kenya
October 2008
Construction and equipment of secondary school library, renovation of vocational training building, Wajir, Kenya, 2008-2009
The Stichting Welzijn Wajir (Welfare Wajir Foundation)... more

A Basic Child Development, Kameroen
July 2008
Teacher Training Underprivileged Youth, Manyu Division, Cameroon 2008
The remote province of Manyu Division in Cameroon has an urgent lack of qualified teachers. The ABCD Foundation pays for the tuition of underprivileged... more

Construction of the primary school in Dangbo, Benin
July 2008
Construction of a Primary School in Dangbo, Benin, 2008-2009
The Le Pont Foundation constructs schools in Benin that are provided with teachers by the government and are run on parental contributions. In 2008 a new primary school for 100 children... more

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

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

The first three new classrooms under construction
May 2008
Construction and equipment of a primary school, Kisantu, D.R. Congo, 2008-2009
The Bambale Foundation focuses on education, agriculture and health care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The foundation is now building durable educational facilities... more

Pupils at the URDT Girls School (Uganda) learning agricultural techniques
February 2008
Support for URDT Girls School, Kibaale, Uganda, 2008
The Ugandan 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... more

Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
February 2008
Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, 2008
Young Africa offers support in the education of underprivileged young people between 15 and 25 years of age. Repro-ducible model projects... more

Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, july 2009
February 2008
Construction Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, 2008-2009
PrivaServe increases the independence and autonomy of the rural population in developing countries.... more

Renovating the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni
November 2007
Construction and renovation of the Milalani Primary School, Msambweni, Kenya, 2008
The Twiga Foundation focuses on education in Msambweni, Kenya and contributes to quality... more

Thanks to a prosthesis, these children can now go to school
November 2007
Educational projects Liliane Foundation 2007-2008
The Liliane Foundation provides direct, small-scale and tailor-made help to handicapped children in... more

Batik, Tie & Dye in the Kuloro Skills Centre
November 2007
Kuloro Skills Training Centre, Gambia, 2007-2008
Net4Kids funds a training centre in Kuloro, Gambia, which provides training for 100 young people in skills such as batik, tie & dye, sewing, soap making, preparing food... more

New school books arriving in Mae Sariang
November 2007
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 North-West Thailand, where 25,000 underprivileged children... more

The new school in Mali, donated by the Turing Foundation
September 2007
Construction of a school in Kenenkou, Mali, 2007-2008
The Dutch Mali Foundation supports the population in the vicinity of Bamako in Mali. One of its projects is the construction of a secondary school with a capacity of 200 to 300 pupils... more

Art room for vocational training Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, Juli 2008
September 2007
Practical Textile Training Room and Art Room for Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, 2007-2009
The STOOM Foundation supports the improvement of the Barronschool, which is the sole vocational school in Moengo. At this moment, the 450 pupils lack the classrooms and... more

The school in Togo
July 2007
Enlargement of a school in Lomé, Togo, 2007-2008
The Een School in Togo Foundation built a private 'model school' for 300 children in Lomé, Togo. The school offers education for children between 6 and... more

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

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

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

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March 2007
Construction of a vocational training campus, Pakistan, 2007-2008
The Pakistan Development Foundation offers easily accessible vocational education and training, and provides assistance in starting... more

Opening of the Maasschool in Atjeh, 30 August 2007
January 2007
Construction and equipment of a primary school with teacher accommodation in Idi, Atjeh, 2007
De Stichting Zicht Op Toekomst richt zich op scholenbouw in Indonesië, in gebieden waar de infrastructuur verwoest is. In Atjeh, waar de tsunami van 2002... more

The new school in Lombok
2006
Construction and equipment of a school for street children, Lombok, Indonesia, 2007
De stichting Peduli Anak bouwt drie opvanghuizen en een school voor straatkinderen op het eiland Lombok in Indonesië. 144 straatkinderen... more

key facilities, Tanguiéta, Northern Benin
2006
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,... more

Kebba Jarju Memorial Nursery
2006
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... more

The 'Ongera Ubumenye' educational project
2006
Educational tools for 42 primary schools, Rwanda, 2007
To improve the quality of and participation (of especially girls) in education, and to improve quality by teacher refresher courses... more


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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


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 teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou
Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou


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


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

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


SympanyHPP Congo Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, D.R. Congo, 2012-2015
Sympany (formerly known as "Humana") is one of the largest clothing collectors of the Netherlands. Using the proceeds from the clothing sales, the organisation finances projects in (southern) Africa. This specific project is aimed at women in the Kinabwa neighbourhood in Kinshasa's poor municipality Limete. In collaboration with local organisation HPPC, Sympany wants to increase the self-reliance of 675 women through a three-year training programme, consisting of a literacy course and vocational training including an apprenticeship and job coaching to become tailors, beauticians/hairdressers, bakers/pastry cooks, or city gardeners. The programme is partly in its start-up phase. Should implementation be successful, the project's supposed to become a long-term training programme.

The Turing Foundation donates € 75,000 to the project, € 25.000 of which in 2014. see also:
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, November 2012, D.R. Congo
Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, November 2012, D.R. Congo


Woord en DaadDEDRAS ONG Vocational education, Benin, 2012-2015
In Benin, Woord & Daad is working with local organisation DEDRAS. DEDRAS wants to offer youths vocational education tailored to the current labour market. Each year, DEDRAS wants to train 385 youths in the fields of metal, construction, automotive, sewing and agriculture. Trainings are available in three locations: Parakou, Nikki, and Perere. The courses include an apprenticeship and coaching, and the vocational training facility has a Job & Business service centre for apprenticeship and labour market mediation.

The Turing Foundation will be donating a total of € 125,000 for the realisation of three years of vocational education (€ 50.000 in 2014). see also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other vocational training projects
DEDRAS Vocational education, Benin, 2012-2015
DEDRAS Vocational education, Benin, 2012-2015


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

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


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


Tools To WorkVAM Material for female vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali, 2014-2015
Tools to Work revises quality goods in the Netherlands and passes on its knowledge so local communities can revise and maintain them themselves. In doing so, they provide tools and machines (computers, bicycles, sewing and knitting machines, and woodworking tools) for small businesses and vocational education centres in developing countries. Tools to Work will be providing 120 bicycles and 30 sewing machines and complementary tool sets for a female vocational school in Bandiagara (built with help of the Turing Foundation). The donation will allow 100 women to learn how to make and fix clothes and make a living that way. On top of that, 14 women will be trained to revise and maintain the machinery and tools, which will earn them money as well.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 20,000 for revision and shipment of the bicycles and sewing machines, as well as for the local training. see also:
      Tools To Work: other projects
      VAM: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other vocational training projects
Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali
Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali


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

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


Free a GirlASSEJA Vocational training for 100 youths, Cameroon, 2012-2014
Free a Girl (formerly "Stop Child Abuse") and its local partner ASSEJA offer vocational education to 100 underprivileged youths every year. The training consists of 3 months of theory combined with a 6-month to 2-year apprenticeship-based training with existing businesses (duration dependent on the trade). Trainings are offered in 5 cities: Yaoundé, Maroua, Bertoua, Bamenda and Ambam. The most popular courses are silk-screen printing, painting, tailoring, hairdressing/aesthetics, restaurant/pastry making and computer graphics. From previous experience, it turns out that 80% of teenagers that finish their training (on average, there's a 5% dropout rate) start their own self-supporting businesses. The other 20% generally has a good chance of remaining with the small businesses they were trained at.

The Turing Foundation already supported this activity back in 2011 and will increase its contribution to a total of € 150,000 for the project until 2014 (50% of training costs). In 2011, the program exceeded all expectations with regards to the number of applications, so ASSEJA decided to assign more than one youth to each trainer. A total of 105 girls and 40 boys have enrolled in the program. It's currently being looked into whether the overcrowding affects the programs' quality, but it doesn't seem to. The boys are especially motivated and there are hardly any dropouts. see also:
      Free a Girl: other projects
      ASSEJA: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other vocational training projects
Two girls who have set up their own businesses after their ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012
Two girls who have set up their own businesses after their ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012


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


Stichting Het R.C. MaagdenhuisCAGED Job placement programs for underprivileged women, Lomé, Togo, 2012-2014
The R.C. Maagdenhuis Foundation supports small-scale projects initiated by the local community in developing countries. There's a network of advisors on the spot to inform on the feasibility of the projects as well as monitor their development. Through local organization CAGED, the Maagdenhuis Foundation organizes job placement programs in Lomé for women with a technical expertise. For example, they'll be supported in finding a local job with good prospects for the future, or starting their own business in the field of technique. The women will receive extra technical training, and they will be taught commercial skills, entrepreneurship and how to do an interview.

The Turing Foundation will donate a total of € 30,000 to the project. see also:
      Stichting Het R.C. Maagdenhuis: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other vocational training projects
Technical trainings, Togo, 2012-2014
Technical trainings, Togo, 2012-2014


Stichting Het R.C. MaagdenhuisCEFOP Technical vocational trainings, Lomé, Togo, 2012-2014
The R.C. Maagdenhuis Foundation supports small-scale projects that have been initiated by the local community in developing countries. There's a network of advisors on the spot to inform on the feasibility of the projects as well as monitor their development. Through the technical vocational training CEFOP, the Maagdenhuis Foundation supports talented, underprivileged teenagers from 14 years old who wouldn't be able to pay for the training otherwise. Upon graduation, they can start working right away.

The Turing Foundation will donate a total of € 10,000 to this training program for underprivileged youths (€ 4.000 in 2014). see also:
      Stichting Het R.C. Maagdenhuis: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other vocational training projects
technische opleidingen, Togo
technische opleidingen, Togo


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


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 teacher training 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 teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
A lesson in clockreading, Pio Institute, Bwamanda, D.R. Congo
A lesson in clockreading, Pio Institute, Bwamanda, D.R. Congo


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

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


Zeewolde WerelddorpADDG Expansion of the secondary school, Gaongho, Burkina Faso, 2012-2013
Zeewolde Werelddorp is dedicated to improve the lives of people from Gaongho in Burkina Faso, a municipality Zeewolde has a friendly relationship with. In collaboration with the developmental organization l'Association pour le Développement du Département de Gaongho (ADDG) they want to expand the municipality's only secondary school from 4 to 8 classrooms, including a storage room, administrative office and solar panels to be able to offer education to twice as many children as is currently possible. They also want to improve exam results by offering extra classes and homework nights (with light generated by the solar panels).

The Turing Foundation contributed € 30,000, covering 1/3 of the project's costs. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other building projects
Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013
Children in one of the new classrooms, Gaongho, december 2013


ASAP Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013
The Association for Small African Projects (ASAP) focuses on the improvement of the well-being of inhabitants of 9 poor villages in Western Burkina Faso. In 2011, teachers from the villages and their surrounding areas will receive refresher courses and will be taught new teaching methods. On top of that, the elementary school in the village of Toungana (40 miles east of Bobo Dioulasso) will be equipped with three extra classrooms, teacher houses, toilets and school furniture. Construction activities will be spread over 3 years. Educational authorities have committed to providing an extra teacher every year.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 45,000 (€ 10.000 in 2013), covering 100% of the teacher training and 50% of construction costs. see also:
      ASAP: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso


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

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


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


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 teacher training projects
      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). see also: Other teacher training projects
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
      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


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 teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013
Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013


SKNATTous Vocational training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2012-2013
The Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (SKN) supports local NGO ATTous in offering technical vocational education to deprived girls in Ouagadougou at the Centre Féminin d'Initiation et Apprentissage à la Mécanique. Every year, 130 girls in the ages of 13-21 are being trained in either car electronics, bodywork (dent removal, spraying), clothing design/sewing, or electrical engineering.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 23,000 (of which € 12.000 in 2013) for tools and teaching material for the car electronics and bodywork trainings, and career guidance for graduated girls. see also:
      SKN: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects
Car electronics and bodywork training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Car electronics and bodywork training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


Gered Gereedschap Tools for three training organizations in Benin, 2012-2014
Gered Gereedschap ("Rescued Tools") collects and fixes used tools and sends them to developing-aid projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on request. Every year, the foundation supplies developing countries with over 100,000 tools, enabling thousands of people to learn a trade and make a living.

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will pay for the project costs (€ 37,500) for the collection, recycling, packaging and shipping of tools and sewing machines to three training centres in Benin. The shipment will provide three vocational training centres with 90 sewing machines, 107 tool sets and various workshop machines. see also:
      Gered Gereedschap: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other vocational training projects
Gered Gereedschap Foundation
Gered Gereedschap Foundation


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


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

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


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


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

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


Tools To Work Vocational Training and job creation in Kinshasha, Uvira and Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013
Tools to Work offers young people work experience by involving them in the repairing of goods for developing countries. Through Tools to Work, we support the revision, transport, clearance, receipt and use of machines and materials for three vocational training programmes. All products for all three programmes are shipped in a single transport.
  • SRDA/Uvira, D.R. Congo, 2012: Through local NGO SRDA in Uvira, we contribute to the delivery of 32 treadle sewing machines for training cooperation (women mostly), a 3-shear plough and a contribution for the construction of a workshop with sleeping area for young men. Trainings are currently done in the open air, mostly. Goal: working towards the training of 100 youths a year.
  • HHCA/Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2012: Through local NGO HHCA in Kinshasa, we're constructing a classroom and setting up a vocational training programme/ work experience placement for orphans and children of families living in the area. The project will start by training 50 older youths from the orphanage to be joiners, tailors, plumbers, or electricians. To that end, 25 sewing machines and 20 toolboxes are required, which can be supplied via this transport.
  • VTC/Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo: Through local NGO VTC in Bandundu-Ville, we're supporting an existing vocational training programme/ work experience placement providing technical education for 102 youths in the field of carpentry, joining, metallurgy, bricklaying, and agriculture. Right now, there's need for heavier machinery, an expansion of their computer training, and bicycles for teachers and bicycle taxis, for example. In total, we'll provide 45 computers, 65 toolboxes, 16 machines to equip the school, 70 bicycles, and 20 sewing and knitting machines in order to train an extra 100 young people every year.
In 2012, the Turing Foundation will be donating € 30,000 to provide these three vocational training programmes with training materials in a single transport. see also:
      Tools To Work: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational Training and job creation in Kinshasha, Uvira and Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo
Vocational Training and job creation in Kinshasha, Uvira and Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo


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

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


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

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


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

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 15,000 to the project. see also:
      Le Pont: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training 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
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo


WOLDSF Free school meals on four schools, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, 2012
Burkina Faso is on the brink of a famine. Stichting WOL and local partner DSF have set up the Zoodo educational complex in Ouahigouya, the capital of Burkina Faso's Yatenga province. Yatenga has been suffering from little rain, due to which the local population has only been able to harvest a third of the total amount of food that is needed. As a result, children are going to school on an empty stomach and the number of malnourished children is rapidly increasing. To prevent these children from having to stay home from school in 2012, which would be detrimental to the overall level of education, the Turing Foundation will be helping out by providing free school meals at four schools for a period of one year.

On top of the € 32,500 grant that was already provided for free lunches for the pupils of the Zoodo complex, the Turing Foundation will make an extra one-time contribution of € 18,600 to that end. see also:
      WOL: other projects
      DSF: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011
Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011


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


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

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


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

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


AFOS Teacher houses with solar panels, Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso, 2012
The AFOS Foundation is dedicated to improving the life standard in developing countries, with a focus on Burkina Faso. In collaboration with the Burkina development aid agency Association Femmes de ZENA they want to complete the facilities of a Rakissé-Toêghin elementary school by adding a school kitchen and two teacher homes, as well as equipping six teacher homes with solar panels to generate light. Aim of the extra facilities for teachers is to have them stay on at the school for an extended period of time.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 17,500 to the project. see also:
      AFOS: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other building projects
Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso
Primary school in Rakissé-Toêghin, Burkina Faso


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

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


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
      Other teacher training 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
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher training in Far North Region, Cameroon
Teacher training in Far North Region, Cameroon


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

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


Zod Neere NederlandPUM - Netherlands Senior Experts ICT vocational training CPAEC, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010-2012
The Zod Neere Foundation set up a vocational training centre for underprivileged youngsters in Ouagadougou. The centre (CPAEC - Centre Professionnel d'Apprentissage et d'Echanges Culturels) will open its doors come October 2010 and will be offering several vocational training courses: bronze, batik, leatherworking, carpentry, bricklaying, cutter and ICT (administration and technical support). The ICT training will consist of a two to three-year training, including an internship placement and can admit up to 270 students a year.

The Turing Foundation reserved € 19,000 in 2010 for the furnishing of the computer rooms for the ICT training. Currently, Zod Neere is working on gathering sufficient funds to open the school in 2012. see also:
      Turing Foundation en PUM (Magazine Zomer 2011)
      PUM - Netherlands Senior Experts: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects
vocational training centre CPAEC under construction, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010
vocational training centre CPAEC under construction, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


HeiferASUDEC Vocational education Sustainable Farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso, 2011
In Gbomboro in the northwest of Burkina Faso, Heifer and partner organisation Asudec will establish a community school for vocational education on sustainable farming, as part of a broader sustainable development programme. Every three years, the school will train 60 young people, and help former students set up their own farming businesses. The target group are youths aged 15 and up who have enjoyed no (or very little) education. After three years, the school is expected to be able to generate sufficient funds to cover their own costs.

In 2011, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 40,000 (30% of the costs for the school's first three years). see also:
      Heifer: other projects
      ASUDEC: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso
Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso


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


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 teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Teacher Training Electricity & Renewable Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


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

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

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


WOLDSF Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, 2010-2011
The WOL Foundation built the Zoodo educational complex in Ouahigouya, the capital of the province of Yatenga in Burkina Faso. Their goal is to high quality provide (vocational) education for rural youth and to prevent youth from relapsing into illiteracy due to lack of proper further education.

The Turing Foundation has supported this project before by donating € 150,000 for the realization of school buildings and vocational training classrooms. This time, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 32,500 to provide all students with a free lunch during the whole of 2010 and 2011. see also:
      WOL: other projects
      DSF: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011
Free school meals, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, January 2011


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

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


Stop KindermisbruikASSEJAFree a Girl Vocational training for 100 youths, Cameroon, 2011
Stop Kindermisbruik (No Child Abuse) and its local partner ASSEJA want to offer vocational training to 100 underprivileged youths, The trainings will consist of 3 months of theory and an apprentice-based training of 6 months up to 2 years (depending on the trade) at small existing businesses. The program will be offered in four cities: Yaoundé, Maroua, Bertoua and Ebolowa. The most popular trades are silk-screen printing, painting, tailoring, hairdressing/aesthetics, restaurant/pastry making and computer graphics. From previous experience, it turns out that 80% of teenagers that finish their training (on average, there's a 5% dropout rate) start their own self-supporting businesses. The other 20% generally has a good chance of remaining with the small businesses they were trained at.

In 2011, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 38,000 to the project (50% of training costs). see also:
      ASSEJA: other projects
      Free a Girl: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other vocational training projects
Four girls who have set up their own clothing business after two years of ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012
Four girls who have set up their own clothing business after two years of ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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
      Other teacher training projects
One of the other schools built by Le Pont in Benin
One of the other schools built by Le Pont in Benin


Jobortunity Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania, 2009-2011
At the Jobortunity Training Centre in Arusha, underprivileged youths can enrol in a one-year training that prepares them for a career in tourism. The centre opened in September 2009 with a teacher training (Training of Youth Programme). In October 2010, 40 students were the first to complete the training. The training centre is developing income-generating activities to limit their future dependence on donors.

Following last year's contribution, the Turing Foundation will once again contribute € 25,000 in 2011. see also: Other vocational training projects
Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

SmartKids in Training in Ghana
SmartKids in Training in Ghana


CPMAPUM - Netherlands Senior Experts Modern Teaching Equipment for vocational training centre CPMA, Bamako, Mali, 2010-2011
The Centre Professionel Mécanique Auto (CPMA) for vocational training in car engineering, will be expanding with a four-year degree at Brevet de Technicien level (standard technician's certificate). To that end, PUM will provide training on modern car engineering for teachers and development of a new curriculum. Additionally, the school is in need of modern teaching equipment.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 35,500 for the purchase of modern teaching equipment. see also:
      Turing Foundation en PUM (Magazine Zomer 2011)
      PUM - Netherlands Senior Experts: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other vocational training projects
CPMA Vocational training, Bamako, Turing project visit, November 2010
CPMA Vocational training, Bamako, Turing project visit, November 2010


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

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


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


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
      Other teacher training projects
First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011
First graduation secondary school Kainam, September 2011


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


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 teacher training projects
      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


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

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


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

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


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 teacher training projects
      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


IBISS Emergency aid in the Slum Area of Vila Cruzeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 2010
The IBISS foundation stands up for Brazil's most underprivileged groups. Children in slums are either hardly stimulated to attend school or are not given the chance to. The Preparar Vila Cruzeiro project by IBISS in Rio de Janeiro's notorious slum changed that. IBISS managed to offer all children a basic education so they could be sent to school.

From 2007-2009, the Turing Foundation contributed the full costs of € 150,000 to the Preparar Vila Cruzeiro project. Although Brazil is no longer part of our geographical focus, since Rio de Janeiro's favelas have been gravely affected by the recent floods of April 2010, it has been decided to grant a one-time emergency donation of € 10,000 in order to save the successful youth centre Espaço IBISS in Vila Cruzeira. see also: IBISS: other projects
Slums in Rio de Janeiro
Slums in Rio de Janeiro


Gered Gereedschap Tools for technical vocational education, Tanzania, 2010
The Foundation for Refurbished Tools (Gered Gereedschap) collects and refurbishes tools and dispatches these to development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America on demand. Every year, the foundation provides Third-World countries with over 100,000 tools and around 1,000 sewing machines. Thousands of people are thus given a chance to learn a trade and earn a living.

In 2010, The Turing Foundation will finance the entire project costs (€ 37.000) covering the collecting, recycling, packaging and shipping of tools and sewing machines to eight different training centres and organisations in Tanzania. see also:
      Gered Gereedschap: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Gereedschap voor Technisch Onderwijs, Tanzania
Gereedschap voor Technisch Onderwijs, Tanzania


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


Dorcas Hulp Nederland Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania, 2009-2010
Dorcas Hulp Nederland has set up a vocational training centre in the poor, rural outskirts of the city of Arusha. In 2009 the centre started with the training of the first 50 pupils. The aim is that, from 2012, 150 pupils will receive training at the centre every year without the need of further external funding. The government will take care of the salaries of the teachers.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 35,000 to the costs for 2009 and 2010. see also: Other vocational training projects
Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania
Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania


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

The Turing Foundation contributes € 20,000 to this project in 2009, on top of last year's € 40,000. see also: Other building projects
Lesson by Ex-Spinal Cord Lesion Patient in Bangladesh
Lesson by Ex-Spinal Cord Lesion Patient in Bangladesh


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


UAF Foundation for Refugee Students UAF, 2007-2009
The UAF supports refugees and asylum seekers with a higher education in their further training and in finding work by means of providing money, advice and supervision. For students who rightly claim a refugee status as mentioned in article 1 of the Geneva convention on Refugees the acceptance procedure of the UAF allows them to start their training without having to wait for their residence permit. Approximately 300 UAF-students graduate yearly.

Just like the past few years, the Turing Foundation donates € 50,000 to the UAF in 2009. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other projects in focus country Guinea
UAF dimplomas 2008
UAF dimplomas 2008


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

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


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


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

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


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


WOLDSF Construction of an educational institute in Yatenga, Burkina Faso, 2007-2009
The WOL Foundation is building an educational institute in Burkina Faso to further develop vocational training for rural youngsters in the region, and to prevent them from relapsing into illiteracy as a consequence of a lack of suitable secondary education. The experimental school and knowledge centre is being built in Ouahigouya, the capital of the province of Yatenga.

The Turing Foundation has committed € 150,000 for half of the construction and equipment costs of this educational institute, not only for the primary and secondary education buildings, but also for the practical training rooms, the multi media centre, the computer rooms and the canteen. The ambition is to finish construction in 2009. see also:
      Nieuwsbrief uit Yatenga mei 2009
      Beroepsonderwijs in Burkina Faso weer een stap dichterbij
      Turing Foundation draagt 150.000 Euro bij aan bouw onderwijscomplex
      Nieuwsbrief uit Yatenga okt 2007
      Grote sponsor voor project van stichting WOL
      WOL: other projects
      DSF: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other building projects
The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009
The new Zoodo college buildings in Yatenga, 2009


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


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 teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Technical and vocational training in Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso
Technical and vocational training in Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso


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

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


Vialisa Vocational training for underprivileged young people in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009
The Vialisa Foundation's aim is to offer a more hopeful perspective to the underprivileged youth in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Vialisa offers refresher courses, training and support to young people between the ages of 15 and 22 who have never or hardly ever been to school. The Foundation also mediates in helping them take the next step towards further (vocational) training or onto the job market.

The Turing Foundation will contribute €12,500 to Vialisa's activities in 2009. see also: Other vocational training projects
Beroepsonderwijs voor kansarme jongeren in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Beroepsonderwijs voor kansarme jongeren in Dhaka, Bangladesh


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


SOS Kinderdorpen Improvement of vocational training in Nyakabiga, Burundi, 2007-2008
SOS Children's Villages ensures that orphans and children left without parental care can grow up in a family, regardless of their religion, descent or skin colour. In the villages, the children live with their 'own' SOS-mother, together with brothers and sisters. Health care and social guidance, but also education and training play a vital role. During the last few years, the foundation has therefore worked intensively on the establishment and improvement of vocational schools, especially in Central and East Africa.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 100,000 to a project that aims to improve the quality of education in 2008 at the Vocational Training Centre in Nyakabiga, Burundi, and to make it more easily accessible to underprivileged young people. see also:
      SOS Kinderdorpen: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Students at work in the Vocational Training Centre in Nyakabiga, Burundi
Students at work in the Vocational Training Centre in Nyakabiga, Burundi


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

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


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

The Turing Foundation finances two thirds of the construction and the interior of the school and the programme cost up to and including 2010 (€ 30,000 in total). see also: Other building projects
The new school under construction - november 2010
The new school under construction - november 2010


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

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


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

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


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

By donating € 39,000, the Turing Foundation finances half of the construction and interior costs of the new school. see also: Other building projects
Khon Kaen Primary School, Laos - old situation
Khon Kaen Primary School, Laos - old situation


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

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


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

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


ABCD Teacher Training Underprivileged Youth, Manyu Division, Cameroon 2008
The remote province of Manyu Division in Cameroon has an urgent lack of qualified teachers. The ABCD (A Basic Child Development) pays for the tuition fees of underprivileged children who are talented and who have a desire to become teachers. After having finished the teacher training with the support of ABCD, students promise to teach in their home province for a period of at least three years.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 27,500 to the training of teachers in the coming years. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
A Basic Child Development, Kameroen
A Basic Child Development, Kameroen


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


Young Africa Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, 2008
Young Africa offers support in the education and development of underprivileged young people between 15 and 25 years of age. The foundation preferably initiates reproducible model projects. The Young Africa Skills Center offers vocational training in a region which has very little qualitatively good educational possibilities.

By donating € 50,000, the Turing Foundation finances the interior of a new classroom block and half of the operating costs of the Young Africa Skills Center in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe for 2008. see also: Other vocational training projects
Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe


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

The Turing Foundation contributes € 50,000 in 2008 to the construction and interior of the MICS (Macha Innovative Community School) and the adjacent teachers' accommodation. see also: Other building projects
Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, july 2009
Macha Innovative Community School, Macha, Zambia, july 2009


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

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


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


Net4Kids Kuloro Skills Training Centre, Gambia, 2007-2008
In Kuloro, Gambia Net4Kids supports a training centre in cooperation with the local organisation Kaira Nyining Program Area. The Kuloro Skills Training Centre has room for 100 pupils, who can be trained in skills such as batik, tie & dye, sewing, soap making, preparing food and baking bread.

By contributing € 16,000, the Turing Foundation pays for the centre's equipment, furniture, apparatus, teaching materials and solar panels and for the salaries of all staff during the first year (four teachers, a caretaker and a night-watchman). After the starting year, the centre will be able to support itself. The Turing Foundation also finances the construction and the equipment of the bakery. see also:
      Net4Kids: other projects
      Other vocational training projects
Batik, Tie & Dye in the Kuloro Skills Centre
Batik, Tie & Dye in the Kuloro Skills Centre


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


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

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


Stoom Practical Textile Training Room and Art Room for Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, 2007-2009
The STOOM Foundation supports the improvement of schools in the Surinamese district of Marowijne. One of their projects is the improvement of the Barronschool, which is the sole vocational school in Moengo. At this moment, the institution lacks the educational tools and the classrooms to offer its 450 pupils proper education.

By contributing € 20,000, the Turing Foundation funds half of the building costs of an art room for the Architecture/Engineering department, and the full costs of the practical training room for the Textile programme. see also: Other vocational training projects
Art room for vocational training Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, Juli 2008
Art room for vocational training Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, Juli 2008


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


PDF Construction of a vocational training campus, Pakistan, 2007-2008
The Pakistan Development Foundation has as its goal to help underprivileged young people and reverse the poverty spiral by offering easily accessible vocational education and training, and by providing assistance in starting a career. The PDF will build a vocational training campus, which makes education available to underprivileged young people from the slums of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The Turing Foundation supports the construction of an accommodation (€ 50,000) for the air conditioning and refrigeration department on the campus to be built.

Update 2008: Unfortunately this project had to be cancelled due to governance problems at the Pakistan partner organisation. see also:
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Zicht op Toekomst Construction and equipment of a primary school with teacher accommodation in Idi, Atjeh, 2007
The Z.O.T. Foundation carries out aid programmes in Indonesia. The organisation focuses especially on the construction of schools in areas where the infrastructure was destroyed - in Atjeh, for example, which is a region that suffered greatly from the 2002 tsunami and the military conflicts of the past few years.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 50,000 to the construction and equipment of Maasschool 2, a primary school and teachers' accommodation in Idi, Atjeh (Indonesia). see also: Other building projects
Opening of the Maasschool in Atjeh, 30 August 2007
Opening of the Maasschool in Atjeh, 30 August 2007


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

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


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



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