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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:


'Active learning en teaching' op 12 basisscholen en drie lerarenopleiding, Kinshasa
January 2015
'Active learning en teaching' op 12 basisscholen en drie lerarenopleiding, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2015-2017
Our apologies, the Dutch text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger
January 2015
Education programme, Tahoua district, Niger, 2015-2017
Our apologies, the Dutch text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

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

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
ZOA supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters, in helping them to... more

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
Action Aid is an international development organisation that aims to improve... more

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
Woord and Daad has been working in Burkina Faso with the local development organisation CREDO for... more

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

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

Project details:
Edukans
'Active learning en teaching' op 12 basisscholen en drie lerarenopleiding, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2015-2017

The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Edukans is een Nederlandse ontwikkelingsorganisatie toegewijd aan onderwijs. De organisatie ontwikkelde o.a. een trainingsprogramma om leraren op actieve manier les te leren geven, waardoor meer stof bij leerlingen beklijft en de schoolresultaten verbeteren. In D.R. Congo werkt Edukans samen met het Leger des Heils en onderwijs-NGO's om deze lesmethode te introduceren op drie lerarenopleidingen en 12 basisscholen. In totaal worden 12 docenten van de lerarenopleiding en 48 basisschoolleerkrachten getraind om deze methode breed te verspreiden en ten minste 4.000 leerlingen te bereiken. Het is de bedoeling dat na drie jaar de lerarenopleidingen en de NGO's het trainingsprogramma zelfstandig kunnen uitvoeren. De overheid wordt vanaf het begin betrokken om de methode op nationaal niveau uitgerold te krijgen.

De Turing Foundation doneert € 150.000 aan dit project (ca. 40% van de totale begroting), waarvan € 50.000 in 2015.

see also:
      Edukans: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
'Active learning en teaching' op 12 basisscholen en drie lerarenopleiding, Kinshasa
'Active learning en teaching' op 12 basisscholen en drie lerarenopleiding, Kinshasa


Concern Worldwide
Education programme, Tahoua district, Niger, 2015-2017

The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Concern International is een humanitaire organisatie met internationale kantoren in Ierland, Groot Brittannië en de VS en lokale teams in de 25 landen waar zij werkzaam zijn. Sinds 2003 is Concern actief in Niger. Concern verlegt haar focus in Niger van het realiseren van klaslokalen en voorzieningen naar het verbeteren van kwaliteit van lesgeven. Lesmateriaal wordt ontwikkeld en leraren worden getraind om beter les te geven o.a. via videotechnologie en door het gebruik van de moedertaal in de eerste schooljaren. Concern betrekt de gemeenschap en de overheid meer door schoolmanagement-comités op te zetten en door het begeleiden van de onderwijsinspecteurs bij het uitvoeren hun werk. Ook komen ze met scholen, leraren en ouders tot gedragsregels om een veilige en gelijkwaardige schoolomgeving te realiseren.

De Turing Foundation draagt in de periode 2015-2017 € 150.000 bij (waarvan € 50.000 in 2015). Deze bijdrage wordt bovendien nog eens verdubbeld door een andere donateur.

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


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


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

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

The Turing Foundation contributes €140,000 to this project, which is 50% of the total budget (€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

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, € 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

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

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 150,000 to this project (of which, € 25,000 in 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
Teacher Training Rural Primary Education, Tambakha, Sierra Leone, 2014-2016

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

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

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


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 - 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:
      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


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


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


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


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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