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

Vocational training projects
Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia
Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia, 2017-2018

A young baker in front of her oven
Improving the learning environment and job opportunities, Haho, Togo, 2017-2018

Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia
Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia, 2018-2020

Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018

A young baker in front of her oven
Improving educational quality for young apprentices, Haho district, Togo, 2017

Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia, 2015-2017

Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone
Strengthening of three vocational education institutions, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018

Tailoring Trainees, Sierra Leone
Sustainable livelihood for 150 unemployed youth in Bo City, Sierra Leone, 2016-2017

Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon, 2016-2019

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

Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia 2016-2018

Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso
Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso, 2017-2018

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

Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin
Self-sufficient Vocational Training Center for women, Parakou, Benin, 2016-2019

Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia
Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia, 2017-2019

Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 2017-2019

Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo
Vocational and entrepreneurial training for young people from the slums of Lome, Togo, 2017-2019

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

A proud graduate receives her graduation certificate, Liberia, 2013
Vocational Training for rural communities, River Cess, Liberia, 2014-2016

Strengthening a vocational training project, Liberia
Strengthening a vocational training project, Liberia, 2016

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

Progress at the building site of the technical school, Kambila, Mali, January 2012
Construction of a technical school in Kambila, Mali, 2010-2014

Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, November 2012, D.R. Congo
Vocational training for women in Kinshasha, D.R. Congo, 2012-2015

DEDRAS Vocational education, Benin, 2012-2015
Vocational education, Benin, 2012-2015

Vocational Training for girls - in progress, Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, 2014
Vocational training for girls, Kimpoko-Nsele Commune, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2014-2015

Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali
Material for female vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali, 2014-2015

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, 2012-2014

Technical trainings, Togo, 2012-2014
Job placement programs for underprivileged women, Lomé, Togo, 2012-2014

technische opleidingen, Togo
Technical vocational trainings, Lomé, Togo, 2012-2014

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

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

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

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

Car electronics and bodywork training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Vocational training for girls, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2012-2013

Gered Gereedschap Foundation
Tools for three training organizations in Benin, 2012-2014

Ecole Professionnelle d’Informatique Mucolim, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
Equipping information centre in Inkisi-Kisanu, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013

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

Vocational Training and job creation in Kinshasha, Uvira and Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo
Vocational Training and job creation in Kinshasha, Uvira and Bandundu-Ville, D.R. Congo, 2012-2013

Ujima Vocational Training, Kenya
Vocational training for underprivileged youths, Kenya, 2011-2012

Progress at the VTC building site, August 2011
Construction and equipment of a trade school in Chepchoina, Kenya, 2009-2011

vocational training centre CPAEC under construction, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010
ICT vocational training CPAEC, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2010-2012

Progress at the building site, Turing project visit, November 2010
Construction and equipment of a Vocational Training Centre, Bamako, Mali, 2009-2011

Progress of construction, July 2012, Djenné, Mali
Construction of a school for elementary and secondary education, Djenné, Mali, 2010-2013

Vocational education on sustainable farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso
Vocational education Sustainable Farming, Gbomboro, Burkina Faso, 2011

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

Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme, Ghana
Farming and Livelihood Improvement Programme, Ghana 2011

Four girls who have set up their own clothing business after two years of ASSEJA vocational training. Turing Project Visit, Februari 2012
Vocational training for 100 youths, Cameroon, 2011

Tools for technical vocational education, Western Kenya, 2011
Tools for twelve technical training centres, Western Kenya, 2011

Medical school awaiting a roof, Kiliba, October 2010
Construction of a medical school in Kiliba, D.R. Congo, 2010-2011

Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania, 2009-2011

Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya, 2010-2011
Vocational Education for the Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya, 2010-2011

Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu, D.R. Congo 2010-2011

Women's vocational school, Bandiagara, Mali
Construction of a vocational school for women, Bandiagara, Mali, 2010-2011

CPMA Vocational training, Bamako, Turing project visit, November 2010
Modern Teaching Equipment for vocational training centre CPMA, Bamako, Mali, 2010-2011

Competency-based Teaching as part of vocational training, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana, 2010-2011
Competency-based Teaching as part of vocational training, Kumasi en Tamale, Ghana, 2010-2011

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

Technical vocational training, Rongo district, Kenya
Technical vocational training, Rongo district, Kenya, 2010-2011

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

Gereedschap voor Technisch Onderwijs, Tanzania
Tools for technical vocational education, Tanzania, 2010

Butterfly Works, Nairobi, Turing project visit 2009
ICT Vocational Training Programmes, Nairobi, Kenia, 2009-2010

Income Generating Programma for Vocational Training, Kisumu, Kenia
Construction of an income generating lodge for vocational training, Kisumu, Kenia, 2010

Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania
Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania, 2009-2010

Vocational Training: Carpentry, Mai Mahiu, Kenya
Vocational Education in Mai Mahiu, Kenya, 2009-2010

Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya
Vocational Education for the Loita Maasai, Narok South District, Kenya, 2009

The new Vovational Training Centre, Kisumu, January 2011
Construction and equipment for a new Vocational Training Centre, Kisumu, Kenya, 2009-2011

Informal Skills Training Programma, Turing project visit 2009
Informal Skills Training Program, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008-2010

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

Beroepsonderwijs voor kansarme jongeren in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Vocational training for underprivileged young people in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009

Students at work in the Vocational Training Centre in Nyakabiga, Burundi
Improvement of vocational training in Nyakabiga, Burundi, 2007-2008

Vocational Training Centre, Februari 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
Construction of a vocational training centre in Nairobi, Kenia, 2008-2011

An Earlier Shipment of Rescued and Refurbished Tools for the Ghana Young Artisan Movement
Tools for technical vocational education, Ghana, 2008-2009

Vocational carpentry training - Red een Kind Foundation, Kenya
Vocational training in Mai Mahiu, Kenya, 2008

Students under Training
Vocational Programme Organic Food Production, Sanka, Ghana, 2008-2009

Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, 2008

Batik, Tie & Dye in the Kuloro Skills Centre
Kuloro Skills Training Centre, Gambia, 2007-2008

Art room for vocational training Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, Juli 2008
Practical Textile Training Room and Art Room for Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, 2007-2009

Vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, Ghana
Construction and equipment of vocational training in woodworking, Cape Coast, Ghana, 2007

Projectdetails
Mineke Foundation Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia, 2017-2018
The Mineke Foundation was founded in 2009 by Tonia Dabwe to continue her parents' life work in Liberia. The organisation has a training centre in Dabwe Town, 20 km from Monrovia, which provides vocational training and social activities (through clubs) for people with little or no education. The aim of this project is to give approximately 165 people who have little or no education (especially women and young people) a vocational training course with the choice between soap making, baking and catering, hairdressing, and computer lessons. Children, young people and women receive guidance in their own club to aid their social development and help them become more resilient.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €  15,000 towards the vocational training courses in this project (of which, € 5,000 in 2017). see also: Other projects in focus country Liberia
Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia
Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia


BØRNEfonden Improving the learning environment and job opportunities, Haho, Togo, 2017-2018
BØRNEfonden is a Danish organisation which was founded in 1972 and operates in Togo, Mali, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso and Benin in four areas: education, child health, income generating activities and child development. In 2016-2017 the Turing Foundation supported BØRNEfonden in a project that improved 150 young people's job opportunities in Haho, Togo. By continuing this project, BØRNEfonden wants to give this opportunity to more young people in the artisanal sector. For example, 45 'new' artisans are being trained to better educate young people and offer them traineeships, 45 artisans who have already been trained will receive a follow-up course, and young people in 12 youth clubs will be given basic lessons in reading, writing and arithmetic. Combined with additional support after training, this increases these young people's chances of getting a job. The contribution for the period of one year has secured co-financing and gives BØRNEfonden the time to find funding for after this project period.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this project. see also:
      BØRNEfonden: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other teacher training projects
A young baker in front of her oven
A young baker in front of her oven


ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia, 2018-2020
ZOA provides support during reconstruction in areas where a disaster or conflict has occurred until the local population's self-reliance has been restored. The organisation has been operating in Liberia since 2003 in the fields of education, water and sanitation, and food security. This project gives 75 young people a training course and an internship at an agribusiness where they learn how to process cassava into a high-quality product and set up their own business. Seven schools are also being given the ingredients needed to provide school meals to a total of 2,600 pupils daily, which will reduce absenteeism and improve pupils' concentration. The incomes of 120 farmers will be improved because they can sell more cassava and black-eyed beans to the agri-businesses.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 150,000 towards this project (of which, € 50,000 in 2018). see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia
Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia


Action on Poverty Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Action on Poverty (APT) is a British NGO that aims to create employment for disadvantaged groups in five countries, including Sierra Leone. APT is supporting the local organisation Movement for Assistance and Promotion of Rural Communities (MAPCO) in providing 240 young people with vocational training. MAPCO supplies local craftsmen with the materials and tools with which to teach their work to an average of ten young people. Trained members of community based organisations (CBOs) give young people business training courses, teach literacy when necessary, and provide access to credit through funds managed by the CBOs. This increases these young people's chances of a sustainable livelihood.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €96,000 towards this project, earmarked for the vocational training courses, of which €50,000 in 2017. see also: Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone


BØRNEfonden Improving educational quality for young apprentices, Haho district, Togo, 2017
BØRNEFonden has many years of experience in getting more young people into work in West Africa. BØRNEfonden aims to increase 150 apprentices' job opportunities in Togo by improving the learning environment and training in their trade. BØRNEfonden 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, €27,000 in 2017). see also:
      BØRNEfonden: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
A young baker in front of her oven
A young baker in front of her oven


ZOA VluchtelingenzorgSHIFSD Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia, 2015-2017
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, €27,000 in 2017). This is 50% of the total budget. see also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      SHIFSD: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia


Tools To Work Strengthening of three vocational education institutions, Sierra Leone, 2016-2018
Since 1987 the Dutch organisation Tools to Work has been providing vocational education institutions and novice entrepreneurs in developing countries with reconditioned tools and machinery. This teaches young adults a practical trade which gives them a greater opportunity to make their own living. Three vocational training institutions in Sierra Leone are each receiving a container with the sewing machines, computers, tools, printers, and machines they requested. In addition, sixteen teachers are being trained to repair and maintain sewing machines. This knowledge transfer will contribute towards the sustainability of the initiative.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €37,000 towards this project, of which, €8,000 in 2017. see also:
      Tools To Work: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone
Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone


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 2017. see also: Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
Tailoring Trainees, Sierra Leone
Tailoring Trainees, Sierra Leone


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

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


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

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

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


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 €49,000 in 2017. see also:
      Y Care: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia


Asmae - Association Soeur Emmanuelle Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso, 2017-2018
Association Soeur Emmanuelle (Asmae) is a French development organisation focused on education and children. Asmae works with the local organisation JCCV in Burkina Faso. They want to improve the learning outcomes of 3,360 students at six schools in the outskirts of Ouagadougou by making learning to read easier at and outside the schools. 45 teachers are being given resources and taught better reading methods, government agencies are being involved and a library and reading clubs are being set up with the help of members of the local community.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 85,000 towards this project, earmarked for improving reading and teaching methods, of which € 53,000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other teacher training projects
Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso
Participatory and game based teaching practice for 3,360 children, Burkina Faso


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

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

The Turing Foundation is donating € 75,000 to this project (about 50% of the total budget, of which € 25,000 in 2017). see also:
      Christian Aid DRC: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher 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 2017). see also:
      Hubi en Vinciane: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Benin
      Other building projects
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin


Action Aid Liberia Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia, 2017-2019
Action Aid The Netherlands and Action Aid Liberia (AAL) want a world without poverty and injustice, and help people to stand up for their rights. AAL is helping 500 young people in Liberia earn a sustainable living in agriculture. They are given training in sustainable agricultural techniques and learn how to improve their political situation. AAL is also supporting five organised youth groups developing their own agricultural businesses.

The Turing Foundation is donating €65,000, of which €33,000 in 2017. see also: Other projects in focus country Liberia
Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia
Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia


DISOP CamerounVIA Don Bosco Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 2017-2019
DISOP Cameroon is formalising the sandwich method of teaching in Cameroon. This involves alternating two weeks in the classroom with two weeks of practical experience. This means there is a continuous interchange between market needs and the training requirements, and training is better aligned with the market. Formalising the method in curricula, training and lobbying increases the value of the educational certificate and makes the schools eligible for state aid.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €120,000 towards this project, earmarked for the formalisation process and improving the quality of education, of which €50,000 in 2017. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon


Y CareYMCA Togo Vocational and entrepreneurial training for young people from the slums of Lome, Togo, 2017-2019
Y Care is the international relief and development agency of the YMCA youth organisation. Their strategy for 2020 is focused on the creation of jobs for young people in fifteen core countries, including Togo. Together with its local sister organisation YMCA Togo, Y Care is offering 280 young people a two-year vocational and skills training course at accredited workshops or an entrepreneurship course to increase their chance of employment and an income. This project is part of a larger programme which increases youth participation in government development courses and trains young people to manage disasters such as floods and fires in their neighbourhood.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €142,000 towards this project, earmarked for the employment project, of which €50,500 in 2017. see also:
      Y Care: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo
Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo


Woord en DaadCREDO 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. see also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      CREDO: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016
Technical vocational training in Leo and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2014-2016


Children in CrisisFAWE 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 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
A proud graduate receives her graduation certificate, Liberia, 2013
A proud graduate receives her graduation certificate, Liberia, 2013


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
Strengthening a vocational training project, Liberia
Strengthening a vocational training project, Liberia


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
Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou
Making two teacher training schools self-sufficient in Parakou


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Oxfam NovibMouvement des Compagnons Educateurs Vocational training for supervisors after-school activities, Tillaberi, Niger, 2012-2013
Oxfam Novib is an international organization that has made Niger one of their focus countries, because it's receiving relatively little developing aid. With the help of local partner MCE, Oxfam Novib wants to improve the quality of education in the Tillaberi region. Part of the program involves training youths who haven't been able to finish their education for whatever reason to become supervisors at after-school activities. The training offers them a chance for a better future, and school children get the chance to learn skills in the field of agriculture and cattle breeding, which will prepare them for their lives after school. MCE wants to expand this successful concept to other parts of Niger.

In 2012 and 2013, the Turing Foundation will donate a total of € 50,000 (€ 25.000 in 2013) for the vocational training for 160 supervisors, and towards making the after-school activities at ten schools financially independent. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Niger
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012
Children at school in Tillaberi, Niger, 2012


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

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


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

In 2013, the Turing Foundation will be donating € 30,000 to guarantee the batch of students of 2013. see also:
      SOS Kinderdorpen: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other teacher training projects
Technical school in Kara, Togo 2013
Technical school in Kara, Togo 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
Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013
Vocational teacher training at 2 schools in Benin, 2013


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Following last year's contribution, the Turing Foundation will once again contribute € 25,000 in 2011.

Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
Jobortunity Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania


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

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


Bambale Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu, D.R. Congo 2010-2011
The Bambale Foundation focuses on education, agriculture and health in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Kisantu, the foundation wants to renovate the school building and expand the Institut Technique Médicale de Kintanu, a medical vocational nurse training. The school management will also be trained on organizational and business economical skills.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 33,000 to these activities. see also:
      Bambale: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu
Renovation and expansion of vocational training center, Kisantu


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Like last year, the Turing Foundation will donate € 27,000 to the NairoBits Vocational Training Program.

Butterfly Works, Nairobi, Turing project visit 2009
Butterfly Works, Nairobi, Turing project visit 2009


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

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


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

The Turing Foundation contributes € 35,000 to the costs for 2009 and 2010.

Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania
Vocational Training Centre Olokii, Tanzania


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


ETC Foundation Technical and vocational training, Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso, 2009
By boosting technical training, ETC's Technical Training Programme focuses on human resource development and capacity building in developing countries. The ETC ("Educational Training Consultants") has included two technical and vocational training institutes in Burkina Faso in its programme. Etablissement Gabriel Taborin is located in Nyonko, a suburb of the capital Ouagadougou. Among other things, four additional classrooms are being built there. The Centre Formation Professionelle is located in the town of Fada N'Gourma in eastern Burkina Faso. One of the projects here is to renovate the wiring. Both schools are also being offered teacher training and management consultancy programmes.

By contributing €50,000 the Turing Foundation will finance one half of the project costs. see also:
      ETC Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
Technical and vocational training in Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso
Technical and vocational training in Nyonko and Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso


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

The Turing Foundation will contribute €12,500 to Vialisa's activities in 2009.

Beroepsonderwijs voor kansarme jongeren in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Beroepsonderwijs voor kansarme jongeren in Dhaka, Bangladesh


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Young Africa Skills Center, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe


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

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


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

By contributing € 20,000, the Turing Foundation funds half of the building costs of an art room for the Architecture/Engineering department, and the full costs of the practical training room for the Textile programme.

Art room for vocational training Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, Juli 2008
Art room for vocational training Architecture/Engineering, Moengo, Surinam, Juli 2008


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

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