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The Turing Foundation strives to offer children and young people the kind of education that can help them structurally, encourage their independence and autonomy, and enable them to contribute to their communities.

The Turing Foundation regards education as a means to offer people new opportunities in their lives in a constructive, structural and respectful way. Moreover, education benefits not only the individual, but also his environment and society as a whole. It can be seen as a sustainable method of poverty reduction.

We aim to increase the availability of quality education in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinee, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo. ranging from primary education (from the age of 6), to secondary education, to vocational training (as a specific area of interest). More information can be found in our application procedures for education.

Most recent projects:


Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo
October 2016
Vocational and entrepreneurial training in the slums of Lome, Togo, 2016-2019
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone
October 2016
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone
October 2016
Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Teacher Training Language Skills, january 2015
October 2016
Teacher Training Language Skills, Dogon area, Mali, 2016-2019
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016
October 2016
Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2016
Woord and Daad has been working in Burkina Faso with the local development organisation CREDO for many... more

Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
October 2016
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2016-2017
The French education organisation Aide et Action is a major international player aiming to improve access to and quality of education in... more

Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
October 2016
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2016-2017
ZOA supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters, in helping them to... more

A proud graduate receives her graduation certificate, Liberia, 2013
October 2016
Vocational Training for rural communities, River Cess, Liberia, 2016
Children in Crisis is an English NGO that sets up educational projects in conflict affected countries like D.R.... more

Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia
October 2016
Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia, 2016-2017
ZOA has been working in Liberia since 2003 to increase the local population's self-reliance in... more

A young baker in front of her oven
October 2016
Improving educational quality for young apprentices, Haho district, Togo, 2016-2017
BØRNEFonden (BF) has many years of experience in getting more young people into work in West... more

Girls in front of the new Junior Secondary School, constructed with the support of ActionAid. Kono District, Sierra Leone
October 2016
Enhancing Quality Education in three rural primary schools, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016
Action Aid is an international development organisation that aims to improve access to... more


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Project details:
Y CareYMCA Togo Vocational and entrepreneurial training in the slums of Lome, Togo, 2016-2019
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Y Care is de internationale tak van de jongerenorganisatie YMCA. Hun strategie tot 2020 focust op het creëren van werkgelegenheid voor jongeren in 15 kernlanden, waaronder Togo. Gezamenlijk met de lokale YMCA Togo biedt Y Care 280 jongeren een tweejarige vak- en vaardigheidstraining aan bij erkende werkplaatsen of een ondernemerstraject om de kans op een baan en inkomen te vergroten. Dit project is een onderdeel van een groter programma waarbij de inspraak van jongeren in ontwikkelingstrajecten van de overheid wordt vergroot en jongeren worden opgeleid om rampen in hun wijk zoals overstromingen en brand te beheersen.

De Turing Foundation doneert € 142.000, geoormerkt aan het werkgelegenheidsproject, waarvan € 60.000 in 2016/2017. see also:
      Y Care: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other vocational training projects
Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo
Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo


Action on Poverty Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Action on Poverty is een Engelse NGO met het doel werkgelegenheid te creëren voor achtergestelde groepen in vijf landen, waaronder Sierra Leone. De stichting ondersteunt de lokale organisatie Movement for Assistance and Promotion of Rural Communities (MAPCO) om 240 jongeren een vaktraining te geven. MAPCO rust lokale ambachtslieden uit met materiaal en gereedschap om hun vak aan gemiddeld 10 jongeren door te geven. Getrainde leden van 'Communitye Based Organisations' (CBO's) geven de jongeren bedrijfstraining, alfabetiseren waar nodig en geven toegang tot krediet via de fondsen die de CBO's in beheer hebben. Dit vergroot de kans op een duurzaam bestaan.

De Turing Foundation doneert € 96.000 aan dit project, geoormerkt voor de vaktrainingen, waarvan € 15.000 in 2016. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone


Tools To Work Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Sinds 1987 levert Tools to Work uit Teteringen gereviseerd gereedschap en machines aan beroepsopleidingen en startende ondernemers in ontwikkelingslanden. Hierdoor leren jong volwassenen een praktijkgericht vak om beter in hun levensonderhoud te kunnen voorzien. Drie beroepsonderwijsinstellingen in Sierra Leone krijgen ieder een container met gevraagde naaimachines, computers, gereedschap, printers en machines. Daarnaast worden 16 vakdocenten opgeleid hoe ze naaimachines kunnen repareren en onderhouden. Deze kennisoverdracht draagt bij aan de duurzaamheid van het initiatief.

De Turing Foundation doneert € 37.000 aan dit project, waarvan € 23.000 in 2016. see also:
      Tools To Work: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects
Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone
Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone


Strichting Bloemendaal - DogonAssociation Dogon Initiative Teacher Training Language Skills, Dogon area, Mali, 2016-2019
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Een consortium van een aantal gedreven organisaties waaronder Stichting Bloemendaal-Dogon) zet zich in voor het Dogon gebied. Samen met de lokale uitvoeringsorganisatie Association Dogon Initiative verbetert de stichting het kwaliteit van onderwijs op 45 scholen door het implementeren van een actieve en kind-gecentreerde lesmethode 'L'AMI'. L'AMI heeft een aanpak die aansluit van de lokale context en onderwerpen die aansluiten bij de belevingswereld van kinderen waardoor de leerstof beter wordt opgenomen. Jaarlijks worden veertig leraren getraind hoe ze de methode kunnen toepassen. Vijftien 'expert-leraren' worden opgeleid om collega-leerkrachten in de geïsoleerde regio 'on-the-job' te begeleiden.

De Turing Foundation doneert € 45.000 (30%) aan dit initiatief, waarvan € 5.000 in 2016. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other teacher training projects
Teacher Training Language Skills, january 2015
Teacher Training Language Skills, january 2015


Woord en DaadCREDO Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2016
Woord and Daad has been working in Burkina Faso with the local development organisation CREDO for many years. Turing has previously supported their projects, and they have had good results. CREDO improves educational opportunities and employment opportunities for young Burkinabè by providing vocational training and employment guidance. 719 young people are enrolled at two vocational schools for a three year course in electrical installation, steel construction masonry, industrial services, metalworking or hairdressing. Each year a short, three-month technical or agricultural training courses is given to 150 young people who already work, in order to improve their skills. The job placement organisation SPEDE helps one hundred young people per year find a job.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 120,000 to this project. see also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects
Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016
Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016


Aide et Action International Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2016-2017
The French education organisation Aide et Action is a major international player aiming to improve access to and quality of education in Guinea. It is improving education for 5,000 students at twenty schools in four rural communities in Boké and Kindia, by training teachers and increasing local involvement in the education system. 120 teachers are learning better teaching methods, and also how to develop a more positive towards girls. Local involvement in the education system is increased by formulating, selecting and implementing school projects together with local communities. In addition, these school projects directly contribute to better education by, for instancce, removing obstacles for girls.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 150,000 to this project (of which, € 50,000 in 2016). see also:
      Aide et Action International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Guinea
      Other teacher training projects
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017


ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2016-2017
ZOA supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters, in helping them to rebuild their livelihoods, like in east D.R. Congo. In the Fizi District of D.R. Congo, ZOA enables 960 children between the ages of 10 to 16 years to finish primary school in 3 years. It is a sequel to the successful education programme of 2010-2013 that was already supported by Turing. 3.488 Children too old to enrol within the normal school system, passed their exam and are able to enrol in a junior high school. The positive effects are visible in large parts of the area, but the need is still great in the four location of this project: Sebele, Fizi center Akomba (Katanga) and Mwanbungu (Baraka).

The Turing Foundation contributes €140,000 to this project, which is 50% of the total budget (€45,000 in 2016). see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo


Children in CrisisFAWE Vocational Training for rural communities, River Cess, Liberia, 2016
Children in Crisis is an English NGO that sets up educational projects in conflict affected countries like D.R. Congo, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. With partner organization FAWE, Children in Crisis offers literacy courses and vocational trainings - including hairdressing, tailoring, pastry making - to 2,730 young adults. The training last four months. After completion, alumni will be supported by the vocational training centre for another two years so they can set up their own businesses. By 2016, there will be 17 training centres across the region.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 150,000 to the project (approximately 20 percent of the project costs), € 50,000 of which will be donated in 2016. 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 Liberia
      Other vocational training projects
A proud graduate receives her graduation certificate, Liberia, 2013
A proud graduate receives her graduation certificate, Liberia, 2013


ZOA VluchtelingenzorgSHIFSD Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia, 2016-2017
ZOA has been working in Liberia since 2003 to increase the local population's self-reliance in education, water and sanitation, and food security. ZOA and its partner organisation SHIFSD are using this project to meet the pressing need of local young people for vocational education, which will enable them to generate an income. 400 young people from Monrovia do a one year course in construction or car and motor mechanics. Half of them also learns reading, writing and basic arithmetic.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €100,000 towards this project (of which, €50,000 in 2016). This is 50% of the total budget. see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      SHIFSD: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia


BØRNEfonden Improving educational quality for young apprentices, Haho district, Togo, 2016-2017
BØRNEFonden (BF) has many years of experience in getting more young people into work in West Africa. BF aims to increase 150 apprentices' job opportunities in Togo by improving the learning environment and training in their trade. BF teaches artisans how to provide a good internship. In addition, extra lesson modules are being added in the third (internship) year. Together with further support after training, this increases these young people's chance of getting a job.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €57,000 to this project (of which, €30,000 in 2016). see also:
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other vocational training projects
A young baker in front of her oven
A young baker in front of her oven


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

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


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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 towards this project, earmarked for improving the quality of education, of which €50,000 in 2016. see also:
      Children in Crisis: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo


ZOA VluchtelingenzorgWoord en DaadSHIFSD Strengthening a vocational training project, Liberia, 2016
In 2016 the Turing Foundation approved a contribution towards ZOA's vocational training project, which will train 400 young people in Monrovia, Liberia. On our advice ZOA contacted Woord en Daad and they have signed a collaboration agreement. Woord en Daad is sharing its knowledge and experience in the field of vocational education and is helping ZOA and its local implementation partner, SHIFSD, integrate this into the project. Woord en Daad's involvement, in turn, is helping them to get to know the local Liberian context and take the next step in its ambition to extend its work to this country.

The Turing Foundation is contributing 50% towards the costs of support by Woord en Daad, €5,000. see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      SHIFSD: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other vocational training projects
Strengthening a vocational training project, Liberia
Strengthening a vocational training project, Liberia


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

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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 (20% of the budget) towards this project, of which €15,000 in 2016. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon
Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon


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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €22,500 (50% of the total budget) towards this project (of which €9,000 in 2016). see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon


Tools for Self Reliance Sustainable livelihood for 150 unemployed youth in Bo City, Sierra Leone, 2016-2017
Tools for Self Reliance is a British organisation whose purpose is to increase employment in Africa by providing young people with a training course and a starter kit of refurbished tools. The organisation has been working in Sierra Leone for a long time with the local organisation Craftshare, which has its own training centre. 150 young people in Bo City are being given a one-year vocational training course in one of eight selected occupations. After the training course all alumni are given a starter kit so they can begin right away in their field of expertise.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €19,500 (85% of the budget) to make this project possible, of which, €10,000 in 2016. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects
Tailoring Trainees, Sierra Leone
Tailoring Trainees, Sierra Leone


Y CareYMCA Liberia Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia 2016-2018
Y Care is the international arm of the youth organisation YMCA. This foundation has been working in Liberia for more than 30 years and helps young people start a business or find work. In partnership with YMCA Liberia, Y Care provides 250 young people from a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Monrovia with entrepreneurship training. One hundred of them first do vocational training for between nine and twelve months. These 250 young people then train another 450 young people in entrepreneurial skills like business management, marketing and finance. The graduates receive guidance for one to two years. It is expected that 65% of these young people will be able to secure an income of at least USD 50 a month.

The Turing Foundation is donating €129,000 towards this project (about 50% of the total project costs), of which €44,000 in 2016. see also:
      Y Care: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia


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

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


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

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

The Turing Foundation is donating € 75,000 to this project (about 50% of the total budget, of which € 40,000 in 2016). see also:
      Christian Aid DRC: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational training for 250 young people, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Vocational training for 250 young people, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018


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

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

The Turing Foundation is donating 50,000 to this project (about 50% of the total budget, of which € 20,000 in 2016). see also:
      Hubi en Vinciane: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin


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

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


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

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


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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €100,000 to this project (of which, €50,000 in 2016). see also:
      War Child International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo


Edukans 'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2016-2018
Edukans is a Dutch development organisation dedicated to education. The organisation has developed a training programme to teach teachers to give lessons in an active way, which increases the pupil's learning outcomes. Edukans is working with the Salvation Army and education NGOs in the D.R.Congo to introduce this teaching method to three teacher training colleges and twelve schools. A total of twelve teacher trainers and forty-eight primary school teachers are being trained to disseminate this method more widely and reach at least 4,000 students. The goal is for the teacher training colleges and NGOs to be able to independently carry out the training programme after three years. From the start the government has been involved, in order to get the method implemented on a national level.

The Turing Foundation is donating €150,000 to this project (about 40% of the total budget), of which €50,000 in 2016. see also:
      Edukans: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa
'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa


Concern Worldwide Education programme, Tahoua district, Niger, 2016-2017
Concern International is a humanitarian organisation with international offices in Ireland, Great Britain and the US and local teams in the twenty-five countries where it operates. Concern has been working in Niger since 2003. Concern is shifting its focus in Niger from building classrooms and facilities to improving teaching quality. Teaching materials are developed and teachers receive training to improve their teaching e.g. using video technology and mother tongue based education during the first school years. Concern encourages increased community and government involvement by setting up school management committees and by giving education inspectors guidance when carrying out their work. Together with schools, teachers and parents they formulate rules of conduct, in order to achieve a safe and egalitarian school environment.

The Turing Foundation is contributing a total of €150,000 (of which €50,000 in 2016). Furthermore, this contribution has been matched by another donor, doubling the amount. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Niger
      Other teacher training projects
Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger
Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger


Kanthari Kanthari education, Cameroon, 2016
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Kanthari is een leiderschapsprogramma van 7 maanden voor mensen die tegenslag hebben overwonnen en gedreven zijn om sociale verbetering te brengen in de wereld. De Kanthari opleiding geeft deelnemers de vaardigheden, methodes en ideeën om wereldwijd sociale projecten op te zetten. Sinds de eerste opleiding in 2013 zijn er 70 sociale projecten wereldwijd gelanceerd en 20 in de opstartfase. De geselecteerde deelnemers ontvangen een beurs dat het grootste deel van de opleidingskosten dekt. De Turing Foundation draagt € 6.600 bij voor een deelnemer uit Kameroen aan de Kanthari opleiding. see also: Other projects in focus country Cameroon
Kanthari education, 2016
Kanthari education, 2016


War Child International Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Kalehe, Kabare en Walungu, D.R. Congo, 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, 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, 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, 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


SympanyHPP Congo Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, D.R. Congo, 2014-2015
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, 2014-2015
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




more eduction projects...
Progress at the building site of the technical school, Kambila, Mali, January 2012
Construction of a technical school in Kambila, Mali, 2013-2014
Two girls who have set up their own businesses after their ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012
Vocational training for 100 youths, Cameroon, 2014
Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Liberia
Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Paynesville, Monrovia en Kakata, Liberia, 2014-2015
Speed school, Project visit Turing Foundation, Burkina Faso
Speed schools and teacher training, Burkina Faso, 2013-2014
A lesson in clockreading, Pio Institute, Bwamanda, D.R. Congo
Improvement of primary and vocational education, Equatorial Province, D.R. Congo, 2013
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso
Teacher training and school expansion, Toungana, Burkina Faso, 2013
Education Quality Improvement Programme, Kenia
Education Quality Improvement Programme, Machakos, Mwala and Gilgil district, Kenya, 2013
Classroom in Filingué, Niger
Educational Governance, Doutchi and Filingué, Niger, 2012
Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger
20 Speed schools for 500 children, Dosso region, Niger, 2012
VSO vocational training, Kenya, 2010-2012
Upgrading five vocational training centres, Kenya, 2012
Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Teacher training in South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2012
School books for a primary school in Northwest Cameroon, Turing Project Visit, March 2012
School book project for primary schools, Northwest Cameroon, 2012
Classroom in Sebele, D.R. Congo
Programme for tutoring teenagers in South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013
Teacher training in Far North Region, Cameroon
Teacher training in Northern Cameroon, 2012