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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:


Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2017
October 2014
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2017
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Girls in front of the new Junior Secondary School, constructed with the support of ActionAid. Kono District, Sierra Leone
October 2014
Enhancing Quality Education in three rural primary schools, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016
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Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016
October 2014
Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016
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Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
October 2014
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
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Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Bukavu, Walungu, Kamituga, D.R. Congo
October 2014
Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Kalehe, Kabare en Wulungu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2015
War Child is devoted to giving children who have experienced war a peaceful future.... more

School destroyed during the civil war, Sierra Leone
October 2014
Access to quality education in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2014-2015
In Sierra Leone, the number of children receiving an education is extremely low, and especially girls are... more

A proud graduate receives her graduation certificate, Liberia, 2013
October 2014
Vocational Training for rural communities, River Cess, Liberia, 2014-2016
Children in Crisis is an English NGO that sets up educational projects in conflict affected countries like... more


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Project details:
ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2017

The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
ZOA biedt ondersteuning tijdens de wederopbouw in gebieden waar zich een ramp of conflict heeft voorgedaan, zoals in het oosten van DR Congo. In het Fizi district, DR Congo maakt ZOA het mogelijk dat 960 kinderen in de leeftijd van 10 tot 16 jaar het basisschool curriculum in 3 jaar kunnen volgen. Het is een vervolg op het succesvolle onderwijsprogramma dat van 2010-2013 reeds door Turing werd ondersteund en waardoor 3.488 kinderen alsnog het basisschoolcertificaat haalde. De positieve effecten zijn zichtbaar in grote delen van het gebied, maar de behoefte is nog groot de vier locatie van dit project: Sebele, Fizi centrum, Akomba (Katanga) en Mwanbungu (Baraka).

De Turing Foundation draagt € 140.000 bij aan dit project wat 50% van de totale begroting is (waarvan € 30.000 in 2014).

see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2017
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2017


Action Aid Sierra Leone
Enhancing Quality Education in three rural primary schools, Kono district, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016

The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Action Aid is een internationale ontwikkelingsorganisatie die onder andere toegang tot en kwaliteit van onderwijs wil vergroten omdat ze dit als een basisrecht zien. Ze zijn werkzaam in 45 landen waaronder Sierra Leone.
In Sierra Leone verbetert Action Aid voor 850 leerlingen op drie basisscholen de kwaliteit van onderwijs door leraren te trainen in betere lestechnieken met beter lesmateriaal. Ook het schoolmanagement verbetert door training en door hun positie naar onderwijsinstanties te versterken. Gezien de achtergestelde en vaak onveilige situatie voor meisjes in en rond school wordt hier aan gewerkt middels meer bewustwording via radioshows en specifieke workshops en door het oprichten van meidenclubs.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 95.000 bij om dit project mogelijk te maken (waarvan € 25.000 in 2014)

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


Woord en Daad

CREDO

Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016

The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Woord en Daad werkt in Burkina Faso reeds geruime tijd goed samen met de lokale ontwikkelingsorganisatie CREDO. Turing ondersteunde eerder al projecten van hen met goede resultaten.
CREDO verbetert de onderwijsmogelijkheid en toegang tot arbeidsmogelijkheden voor Burkinese jongeren door vaktraining aan te bieden en baanbegeleiding te geven. Op twee vakscholen volgen 719 jongeren een 3 jarige opleiding in elektro, staalbouw, metselen, industrieel diensten, metaaltechniek of een kappersopleiding. Een kortlopende technische of agrarische training van drie maanden wordt aangeboden aan 150 werkende jongeren per jaar om hun vaardigheden te verbeteren. Via de baanbemiddelingsorganisatie SPEDE worden nog eens jaarlijks 100 jongeren geholpen aan een baan.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 120.000 bij aan dit project (waarvan € 60.000 in 2014)

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, 2014-2017

The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
De Franse onderwijsorganisatie
Aide et Action is een belangrijke internationale speler die de toegang tot en het niveau van onderwijs in Guinee wil verbeteren.
Ze verbeteren het onderwijs voor 5.000 leerlingen op 20 scholen in vier rurale gemeenschappen in Boké en Kindia door leraren te trainen en de lokale betrokkenheid te vergroten binnen het onderwijssysteem. 120 Leraren leren over betere lesmethodes, maar ook hoe ze zich positiever naar meisjes kunnen opstellen. Door met de gemeenschappen schoolprojecten te formuleren, te kiezen en uit te voeren vergroot de lokale betrokkenheid bij het onderwijssysteem. Bovendien dragen de schoolprojecten direct bij aan beter onderwijs omdat ze bijvoorbeeld barrières voor meisjes wegnemen.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 150.000 bij aan dit project (waarvan € 25.000 in 2014)

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


War Child International
Improvement of educational quality at 8 schools, Kalehe, Kabare en Wulungu, D.R. Congo, 2014-2015

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 (€35,000 of which will be donated in 2014).

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, 2014-2015

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 (€50,000 in 2014).

see also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
School destroyed during the civil war, Sierra Leone
School destroyed during the civil war, Sierra Leone


Children in Crisis

FAWE

Vocational Training for rural communities, River Cess, Liberia, 2014-2016

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 2014.

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


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

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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €115,000 towards the establishment of 10 speed schools for 250 children, of which €37,000 in 2014.

see also:
      Stromme Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger
Speed schools, Dosso region, Niger


Humana

HPP Congo

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

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, Humana 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


Knowledge for Children
Schoolbook project for primary schools, Cameroon, 2014-2015

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 (&euro30.000 of which in 2014).

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


Woord en Daad

DEDRAS 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


Street Child
Improvement Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016

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

The Turing Foundation contributes €90,000 (25% of the total budget), €42,000 of which in 2014.

see also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
Improvement Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone
Improvement Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone


Christian Aid DRC
Vocational training for girls, Kimpoko-Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2014

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:
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects
Vocational Training for girls - current situation, Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, 2013
Vocational Training for girls - current situation, Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, 2013


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:
      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 Work

VAM

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 Girl

ASSEJA

Vocational training for 100 youths, Cameroon, 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


Macheo Children's Centre
Educational/Food Programme for 10,000 school children, Thika, Kenya, 2014-2015

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


Save the Children Nederland

THINK Liberia

Education for 900 vulnerable girls in Paynesville, Monrovia en Kakata, Liberia, 2014-2015

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. Maagdenhuis

CAGED

Job placement programs for underprivileged women, Lomé, Togo, 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. Maagdenhuis

CEFOP

Technical vocational trainings, Lomé, Togo, 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 Daad

CREDO

Speed schools and teacher training, Burkina Faso, 2013-2014

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 Novib

Mouvement des Compagnons Educateurs

Vocational training for supervisors after-school activities, Tillaberi, Niger, 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, 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 Werelddorp

ADDG

Expansion of the secondary school, Gaongho, Burkina Faso, 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, 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 &eruo;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, 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 in 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, 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 Refugees

Cameroon Red Cross

UNICEF

Improvement of education at 8 primary schools, East and Adamawa Region, Cameroon, 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


IDAY

Le 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


SKN

ATTous

Vocational training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 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




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