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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 in eight african countries: Burkina Faso, D.R. Congo, Guinee, Cameroen, Liberia, Mali, Niger, and Sierra Leone.
Most recent projects:
Educational improvement for schools, Burkina Faso
July 2021
Educational improvement for schools, Burkina Faso, 2021-2022
Climbing the Right Tree collaborates closely with the Ghanaian organisation Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions to use information... more
Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
July 2021
Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2021-2022
ChildFund Germany is one of eleven members of the global ChildFund Alliance and... more
Training nurses, Kenema, Sierra Leone. Foto ©MSF/Vincenzo Livieri
July 2021
Nurse training, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2021-2023
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders) provides medical assistance to people in need. In some cases,... more
'Right to Learn', Kono, Kallahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone
July 2021
"Right to Learn", Kono, Kallahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2021
The British NGO Street Child started in 2008 with a small project for 100 street children in Sierra Leone. Street... more
Educating and mentoring language specialists l'AMI, Pays Dogon, Mali
July 2021
Educating and mentoring l'AMI language specialists, Pays Dogon, Mali, 2021-2022
The Partners Pays-Dogon organisation facilitates projects that contribute to regional development in... more
Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Sierra Leone
July 2021
Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2021
Tools for Self Reliance is a British organisation which aims to enable people in Africa to make a... more
Women Work! Empowerment through Employment in Koubri, Burkina Faso
April 2021
Women Work! Empowerment through Employment, Koubri, Burkina Faso, 2021-2023
Jugend Eine Welt is an Austrian development organisation that aims to improve the future prospects of... more
Nursing Training, Wonder Foundation
April 2021
Nursing Training, D.R. Congo, 2021-2024
Wonder Foundation was established in the United Kingdom in 2012. The organisation supports NGOs in eighteen countries that are committed to... more
Right to Play, Developing Teaching and Learning Materials for Literacy
April 2021
Play for the Advancement of Quality Education, Mali, 2021
Right to Play was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss. Having witnessed the importance of play for children during a trip... more
Expansion of the school mentorship programme, Niger
April 2021
Expansion of the school mentorship programme, Niger, 2021-2023
RAIN has been working on sustainable water and food systems, women's economic development and education in the Agadez... more
Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso
April 2021
Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso, 2021-2022
The JobBooster Burkina Faso social venture was founded in 2017 by Woord en Daad. Although Woord en Daad... more
'Reading Liberia', Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia
April 2021
"Reading Liberia 20/22", Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia, 2021-2022
The Canadian Organisation for Development through Education (CODE) is committed to combating illiteracy in... more
Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon
April 2021
Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon, 2021
IDAY is a network organisation with members in 19 countries which helps local civil society organisations advocate good education... more
Safer schools, improving education, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
April 2021
Safer schools, improving education, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2021-2022
Street Child, known as Children in Crisis until 2019, has been working since 2007 with its local partner... more
Community Based Organisation, Action on Poverty, Sierra Leone
April 2021
Growing small businesses through apprenticeship training, Pujehun, Sierra Leone, 2021-2022
Action on Poverty UK stimulates employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups in five... more
Project details:
Climbing the Right TreeMaxim Nyansa IT Solutions Educational improvement for schools, Burkina Faso, 2021-2022
Climbing the Right Tree collaborates closely with the Ghanaian organisation Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions to use information technology in order to increase career opportunities for young Africans. This project involves two motivated schools in Burkina Faso. The schools are being assisted in integrating ICT into the curriculum so that their 1,300 students are better trained for further education or working life. The schools will receive hardware for an ICT room with 20 workplaces and three other classrooms equipped with smartboards, projectors and teacher computers for interactive learning exercises. Teachers will be given intensive training in digital skills and how to transfer them to their students.

The Turing Foundation is supporting this project with € 11,400 (2021).

See also:
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other teacher training projects

Educational improvement for schools, Burkina Faso
Educational improvement for schools, Burkina Faso



ChildFund Stiftung gGmbHEdukans Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2021-2022
ChildFund Germany is one of eleven members of the global ChildFund Alliance and aims to empower children in disadvantaged positions and their families and communities. Together they work in more than 50 countries including D.R. Congo. For this project ChildFund is collaborating with the local organisation Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Bukavu. They want to renovate three large and important primary schools. Together with Edukans and their local training team, they are also training teachers at 27 schools in an active and child-oriented teaching method (this is another project supported by the Turing Foundation). There is a training session every six months and teachers are given on-the-job coaching. A core team of eleven people, including six teachers, is being taught to become trainers so that training can continue and be expanded after this project. Number of dropouts is expected to decrease and greater pupil and teacher attendance will improve learning outcomes.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 133,000 towards this project (of which, € 40,000 in 2021).

See also:
      ChildFund Stiftung gGmbH: other projects
      Edukans: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects

Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo



Artsen Zonder Grenzen Nurse training, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2021-2023
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders) provides medical assistance to people in need. In some cases, MSF makes a long-term commitment to a country, such as Sierra Leone. Health care, especially for children and mothers, is very poor. For this reason, MSF, in close consultation with the government, has set up a hospital in Kenema specialising in paediatrics and maternity care. In addition to providing medical assistance, the hospital is going to be a training place for new healthcare personnel. In the coming years they want to train 180 new nurses on the job to become independently operating professionals. MSF can utilise its accumulated knowledge and experience, and hopes that the government will eventually adopt its extensive curriculum with better teaching methods focusing on the students and incorporating self-assessment and peer review.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €100,000 towards this project (of which, €25,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects

Training nurses, Kenema, Sierra Leone. Foto ©MSF/Vincenzo Livieri
Training nurses, Kenema, Sierra Leone. Foto ©MSF/Vincenzo Livieri



Street Child "Right to Learn", Kono, Kallahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2021
The British NGO Street Child started in 2008 with a small project for 100 street children in Sierra Leone. Street Child has now reached more than 100,000 children in Africa and Asia with its 'Education, Protection and Methodology' programmes. Together with its local partner Street Child of Sierra Leone, Street Child wants to use this project to improve the quality of education for 7,000 pupils at 35 schools and ensure that 1,400 pupils complete their final examinations every year. The 'Distant Learning' programme is giving a total of 50 unqualified teachers official training and recognition as teachers. Three senior teachers at each school receive extra training on the curriculum and general teaching skills. Pupils are given school materials and a classroom is being renovated. Initiatives are also being started to generate an income for the schools.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €100,000 towards this project (of which, €13,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Street Child: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects

'Right to Learn', Kono, Kallahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone
"Right to Learn", Kono, Kallahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone



Partners Pays DogonAssociation Dogon Initiative Educating and mentoring l'AMI language specialists, Pays Dogon, Mali, 2021-2022
The Partners Pays-Dogon organisation facilitates projects that contribute to regional development in the Dogon country. The Turing Foundation is already supporting a nature conservation project that aims to prevent destruction and stimulate greening in the area and supported this educational project in an earlier phase. Together with their local partner ADI, they introduced the active and child-centred teaching method l'AMI at 42 primary schools. They now want to strengthen this by training 42 'expert teachers' to become self-confident language specialists. They will train other teachers in this method and oversee them to ensure they apply it properly in lessons. The training course takes place annually with refresher days twice a year to refresh the teachers' knowledge and skills. There is a great deal of interest in this project, and there are also other activities to introduce this method to the Malian teacher training course.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 60,000 towards this project (of which, € 20,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Partners Pays Dogon: other projects
      Association Dogon Initiative: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other teacher training projects

Educating and mentoring language specialists l'AMI, Pays Dogon, Mali
Educating and mentoring language specialists l'AMI, Pays Dogon, Mali



Tools for Self RelianceBaptist Women's Union Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2021
Tools for Self Reliance is a British organisation which aims to enable people in Africa to make a sustainable living by giving them professional training and tools in the form of a start kit. A large part of their work involves collecting and refurbishing tools. They do this together with a group of 750 volunteers across the country. They work in six African countries including Sierra Leone. The Turing Foundation has supported a previous project of theirs which was successful. This new project involves 200 women in and around the capital Freetown. Their local partner is the Baptist Women's Union. The women do a one-year vocational training course. Upon completion they are given a starter kit so that they can start work immediately. Meetings are also organised in their communities to raise awareness and support for their socio-economic development.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this project.

See also:
      Tools for Self Reliance: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects

Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Sierra Leone
Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Sierra Leone



Jugend Eine WeltFiliarum Mariae Auxiliatricis Women Work! Empowerment through Employment, Koubri, Burkina Faso, 2021-2023
Jugend Eine Welt is an Austrian development organisation that aims to improve the future prospects of children and young people by focusing on education. In West Africa, Jugend Eine Welt works with Filiarum Mariae Auxiliatricis, the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco. This is also the case in Burkina Faso. In 2018 they built a training centre in Koubri for disadvantaged girls and young women aged 15-35. This project is to support the training centre, allowing 300 girls and young women to complete vocational training over three years. In addition, this support gives the centre the opportunity to generate its own income from school fees, from the local private sector, and from services and selling products like soap and bread.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €38,000 towards this project.

See also:
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects

Women Work! Empowerment through Employment in Koubri, Burkina Faso
Women Work! Empowerment through Employment in Koubri, Burkina Faso



Wonder Foundation Nursing Training, D.R. Congo, 2021-2024
Wonder Foundation was established in the United Kingdom in 2012. The organisation supports NGOs in eighteen countries that are committed to education and employment for girls and women. In D.R. Congo, Wonder has been working with ISSI, a local nursing programme since 2015, and also provides scholarships. This project is supporting 40 young women during their three-year nurse training. An online platform is also being developed to provide online training for nurses across the country, starting with an important hygiene course for 1,200 nurses. This provides training to a large group of working nurses, who can improve their skills and not only provide better care but also increase their market value.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €45,000 towards this project (of which €25,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects

Nursing Training, Wonder Foundation
Nursing Training, Wonder Foundation



Right to Play Play for the Advancement of Quality Education, Mali, 2021
Right to Play was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss. Having witnessed the importance of play for children during a trip to war-ravaged Eritrea in 1993, he started providing children with sports and play equipment. The organisation has integrated elements of play into solid educational programmes, as in this project. It wants to introduce game-based teaching methods at 200 schools in four regions in Mali, which will enhance the learning of 69,000 children. It works closely with government and local organisations that train 1,200 primary school teachers and teacher trainers. Life-skill teaching methods strengthen the teacher-student relationship, which improves the learning environment. Right To Play also develops reading material and organises activities so that children read outside school hours.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €20,000 towards this project in 2021.

See also:
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other teacher training projects

Right to Play, Developing Teaching and Learning Materials for Literacy
Right to Play, Developing Teaching and Learning Materials for Literacy



Rain for the Sahel and Sahara Expansion of the school mentorship programme, Niger, 2021-2023
RAIN has been working on sustainable water and food systems, women's economic development and education in the Agadez region of Niger for nearly 20 years. The organisation has a local team with fourteen members from the region. Turing supported a RAIN female mentorship programme from 2017-2019 in which more children, especially girls, in 22 villages stayed at school and progressed to further education. The results have been positive. A total of 96% passed their primary school exams; this is more than three times the national rate. Female enrolment for secondary schools increased by an impressive 62%. The mentors have started savings and loan groups with other women which are now operating well and independently. The women have gained income and prestige in their community. They will continue fulfilling their role as mentors after the project period. This project is expanding this successful mentorship programme, after much local demand, to 19 new villages in the Agadez region.

The Turing Foundation is contributing 60,000 towards this project (of which, € 20,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Rain for the Sahel and Sahara: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
      Other teacher training projects

Expansion of the school mentorship programme, Niger
Expansion of the school mentorship programme, Niger



Woord en Daad Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso, 2021-2022
The JobBooster Burkina Faso social venture was founded in 2017 by Woord en Daad. Although Woord en Daad wants the social venture to operate more and more independently over time, it is still closely involved in governance and running the project for now. JobBooster acts as a broker between companies and vocational training courses. Market demand is central, which will increase young people's chances of successful employment and encourage vocational training courses to focus on the necessary skills. JobBooster signs agreements with companies to place young people and gives a donation to the best vocational training course to train young people. More than ten thousand young people have secured a job in this way to date. The Turing Foundation supported the project in 2018 and this contribution for 2020 and 2021 will help it reach the total of 15,000 young people in 2022.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 100,000 towards this project (of which € 50,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Woord en Daad: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso
Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso



CODEWCF "Reading Liberia 20/22", Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia, 2021-2022
The Canadian Organisation for Development through Education (CODE) is committed to combating illiteracy in Liberia. CODE, together with its local partners, is increasing primary school teachers' professional capacity so that they can teach children to read better. They are also stimulating the local children's book sector by publishing and distributing books. The Turing Foundation is supporting the CODE programme in Liberia in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, 95 teachers were trained at sixteen schools, seven books were published, and more than ten thousand reading books were distributed. In the new 2020-2022 programme period, CODE will work with fifteen new schools. It will also start an after-school programme at 25 schools it already works with for a group of 375 older girls in the lowest classes to accelerate their progress to a higher level to prevent them from dropping out.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 100,000 towards this project (of which € 43,000 in 2021).

See also:
      CODE: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other teacher training projects

'Reading Liberia', Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia
"Reading Liberia", Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia



IDAY Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon, 2021
IDAY is a network organisation with members in 19 countries which helps local civil society organisations advocate good education for all children. IDAY-Cameroun was founded in 2010 and has 24 local member organisations. In Cameroon, IDAY is helping 60 schools build school gardens with food crops and medicinal plants, including anti-malarial plants. The teachers learn to use the school gardens for improved and more enjoyable lessons, and the children are better able to learn with a full stomach. The medicinal plants help reduce sickness absence. The first year is starting with six schools, with six teachers being trained by the Belgian organisation Leraars zonder Grenzen (Teachers without Borders). 18 and 36 schools respectively will be added in the subsequent years, with the previous batch of teachers each training two more colleagues. Reduced pupil and teacher absenteeism will eventually improve school results, and 5,280 pupils will benefit from better lessons.

The Turing Foundation contributed €37,000 to towards the first phase of this project, and contributes euro; 40.000 to the second phase.

See also:
      IDAY: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects

Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon
Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon



Street Child Safer schools, improving education, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2021-2022
Street Child, known as Children in Crisis until 2019, has been working since 2007 with its local partner Ebenezer Ministry International (EMI) on the isolated High Plateau in South Kivu to improve education for more than 60,000 children. The Turing Foundation has been supporting this work since 2010. Despite the difficult circumstances, they have persisted in their endeavour to structurally improve education, training more than 1,700 teachers in 314 schools. This project involves extending the programme to an even more difficult area with 90 primary schools. Teacher trainers at 30 secondary schools teach how to train a better and larger group of female teachers. Schools are given assistance to improve their management and generate income. The most vulnerable families receive help to increase their ability to support themselves so that they can keep sending their children to school.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 134,000 towards this project (of which, € 50,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Street Child: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects

Safer schools, improving education, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Safer schools, improving education, South Kivu, D.R. Congo



Action on Poverty Growing small businesses through apprenticeship training, Pujehun, Sierra Leone, 2021-2022
Action on Poverty UK stimulates employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups in five countries, including Sierra Leone. Turing has previously supported two of their programmes in the country. This project supplements a larger programme strengthening nineteen Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in the disadvantaged district of Pujehun so that members are better able to improve the lives of residents in their community. Among other things, they learn how they can help 38 craftsmen to transfer their skills to young people. CBO members are also taught to train 380 young people in entrepreneurship and literacy. The CBOs are given a rotating fund to manage, which provides loans to graduates to start new businesses or grow existing businesses. Experience from previous programmes shows that this kind of intervention gives a good and lasting boost to villagers' activities and self-reliance.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this project (of which, € 25,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Action on Poverty: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Community Based Organisation, Action on Poverty, Sierra Leone
Community Based Organisation, Action on Poverty, Sierra Leone



FAWE Helping young women to become teachers, Kambia, Sierra Leone, 2021
The Pan African Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) was established in 1992 by five female African ministers of education and nineteen senior policy makers, with the aim of improving education for girls and women in Sub-Saharan Africa. FAWE Sierra Leone wants to increase the proportion of female teachers in primary education in rural areas. 50 young women in Kambia district are being given the opportunity to work as teaching assistants for six months. This will give them classroom experience and help them prepare for the entrance exam for the Distant Learning Programme. They will continue to work as teacher assistants during the training programme. Together with the 100 women already in the second year of the Distant Learning Programme, a total of 150 women will have earned their teaching qualifications by the end of the project.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 towards this project (of which, €50,000 in 2021).

See also:
      FAWE: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects

Helping young women to become teachers, Kambia, Sierra Leone
Helping young women to become teachers, Kambia, Sierra Leone



Action on Poverty Apprenticeships programme for women in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2020-2021
The British NGO Action on Poverty specifically focuses on creating jobs for disadvantaged groups in Sri Lanka and four African countries, including Sierra Leone. The Turing Foundation already supported one of its projects in Sierra Leone in the period 2016-2017, which gave a total of 1,200 young people vocational training. Up to now all the graduates have been able to find work, either as an employee or self-employed. This project involves a new group of 200 women selected from a total target group of 3,500 for adult education. For one to one-and-a-half years they get practical lessons from an entrepreneur and then work there or start their own company. The entrepreneurs learn how to provide good training places for this group and for afterwards. Community Based Organisations learn how to bring this training to entrepreneurs.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €59,000 towards this project (of which, €19,000 in 2020)

See also:
      Action on Poverty: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Apprenticeships program for women in Kenema, Sierra Leone
Apprenticeships program for women in Kenema, Sierra Leone



Concern Worldwide "The Light of Learning", teacher training and quality improvement, Tahoua en Diffa, Niger, 2020-2021
Concern Worldwide, founded in 1968, is an international humanitarian organisation committed to fighting poverty in the poorest countries, focused on emergency aid, education, HIV/AIDS, health care and livelihoods. The foundation improves education at 54 schools in Niger by creating a safe learning environment for 13,100 children and improving the teaching skills of 280 teachers. Each school formulates and enforces a code of conduct and the children participate in decision making via a child-led council. Concern Worldwide also helps the government provide good teaching materials, train teachers in bilingual education (so that children learn to read better, and increasing parental involvement), give refresher training to teachers, and teach trainers how to monitor learning outcomes. When the project is finished, significantly more children will be able to read fluently, pupils and teachers' presence will be better monitored, and the number of violent incidents will have decreased.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 towards this project (of which, €50,000 in 2020).

See also:
      Concern Worldwide: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
      Other teacher training projects

'The Light of Learning', quality improvement at schools, Tahoua en Diffa, Niger
"The Light of Learning", quality improvement at schools, Tahoua en Diffa, Niger



De Toekomst Zaaiers Mobile school for vocational training, East D.R. Congo, 2021
Stichting De Toekomst Zaaiers is a young organisation working on education, entrepreneurship and peace building in the Great Lakes region, including D.R. Congo. The founders fled D.R. Congo, Burundi and Rwanda during civil wars and have established themselves in the Netherlands. Stichting de Toekomst Zaaiers wants to use this project to structurally improve the lives of 300 young people in eastern D.R. Congo by giving them professional training (sewing, construction, woodworking, agriculture or small livestock farming) and encouraging entrepreneurship. At a training site in Butembo, 100 young people are being trained and the rest is being done by going to five rural areas with a well-equipped rented training bus. In addition to the young people, the team of professional trainers and experts is also teaching local trainers and volunteers who will eventually take over the project activities. All graduates are given a starter kit and access to a rotating fund so that they can start their own business.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 25,000 towards this project.

See also:
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects

Mobiele school voor vaktraining, Oost D.R. Congo
Mobiele school voor vaktraining, Oost D.R. Congo



Chance for Childhood "Rebuilding Young Lives", North Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2021
Chance for Childhood (CfC) has been improving the position of the most vulnerable children in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and D.R. Congo since 1992. It works bottom-up, with progressive community leaders, local partners and others. Their local partner for projects in North Kivu is Children's Voice. For 6,000 children at ten schools in the north of North Kivu, CfC wants to improve education and create a better learning environment in order to improve their learning outcomes. 1,000 older children will be given the opportunity to participate in accelerated primary education. Teachers are being trained in better teaching methods and a group of 150 children with unique needs will have access to learning support assistants.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 85,000 towards this project (of which € 28,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects

'Rebuilding Young Lives', North Kivu, D.R. Congo
"Rebuilding Young Lives", North Kivu, D.R. Congo



EdukansBambaleTosangana Effective teachers for better learning results, Kinshasa district, D.R. Congo, 2021
Edukans is a Dutch development organisation founded in 2002 and specialised in education for underprivileged children. Together with the organisations Bambale and Tosangana, Edukans is introducing its 'Active Teaching and Learning Methodology' to teacher training at 16 secondary schools. The new teachers can apply this improved teaching method when they start working at primary schools. In addition, 192 working teachers at 48 primary schools are being taught this method. The Turing Foundation already supported the first phase of this project with a contribution of € 150,000. Edukans now aims to quadruple the reach.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 75,000 towards this project (of which, € 10,000 in 2021).

See also:
      Edukans: other projects
      Bambale: other projects
      Tosangana: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects

Effective teachers for better learning results, Kinshasa district
Effective teachers for better learning results, Kinshasa district



MasterPeace NederlandHope for a Better Future EN-power, vocational training, Bafoussam, Cameroon 2020-2023
Masterpeace is a network organisation of 50 local clubs in 40 countries. Its mission is to give young people perspective to combat polarisation, poverty and migration. Hope for a Better Future (H4BF) is one of the local Masterpeace clubs. It works with and for communities in rural areas on various themes, such as employment. H4BF is setting up a training programme for 300 young people for subjects in the growth areas of sustainable energy and ICT. It is involving at least 30 companies in the training programme so that the content is in line with market needs. Together with the Chamber of Commerce, it is improving the business climate so that these companies can flourish and create jobs. Six Cameroonian teachers are being trained by international expert partners, so that they can train 25 other teachers to teach these subjects. An open-source platform including best practices and teaching modules makes it easy for other clubs to roll this out in their country.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €90,000 towards this project (of which €13,000 in 2020).

See also:
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other vocational training projects

EN-power, Vaktraining, Bafoussam, Kameroen
EN-power, Vaktraining, Bafoussam, Kameroen



Teach for All Liberia Local leaders to strengthen the education sector, Liberia, 2020-2022
Teach for All is a network organisation with partners in 56 countries. The organisation has developed a model supported by data that aims to achieve more and better leadership in a country to improve the educational situation. Its partner, Teach for Liberia, wants to improve educational opportunities for children in Liberia by selecting promising young talent, training them and getting them to teach a primary school class for two years. All of them are stimulated to develop their leadership skills by taking an active role in the community, participating in local learning circles, and strengthening other teachers' capacity. A network of graduates and other community leaders also stimulates collaboration to achieve structural improvement.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €44,000 (of which €22,000 in 2021) to develop a group of eight young people as strong leaders in two years.

See also:
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other teacher training projects

Local leaders to strengthen the education sector, Liberia
Local leaders to strengthen the education sector, Liberia



Second Wave Education Foundation Digital education, Guinea and Niger 2020-2023
The Second Wave Education Foundation (SWEF) team has developed an application for primary school children in Francophone African countries. The start is in Togo and Niger, other countries will follow. Many children in the final year of primary school fail the African equivalent of the Cito-test keeping them to advance to secondary education. This was the reason to develop P'titPousse; an online tool to move up a level and perform better. At the request of teachers and parents, SWEF expands the application to other learning levels. For online education is becoming increasingly important in Africa through COVID-19. In addition, in Niger there is a continuous threat of terrorists. The result is that many children live in refugee camps and others in remote areas do not go to school out of fear. SWEF cooperates closely with the UN organisation for refugees (UNHCR) and local NGO's.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €35,000 towards this project (of which, €5,000 in 2020).

See also:
      Other projects in focus country Guinea
      Other projects in focus country Niger

Digitaal onderwijs, Guinée en Niger
Digitaal onderwijs, Guinée en Niger



VIA Don Bosco Employment coaching for young people, rural Cameroon, 2020-2021
VIA Don Bosco is a Belgian NGO that has been supporting educational institutions and employment initiatives for young people in Africa and Latin America for 50 years. The Turing Foundation supported the organisation's project (initially though DISOP) from 2017 to 2019 to strengthen the sandwich teaching method, which alternates practice and theory. Many graduates still have trouble finding work after their schooling. The aim of this project is to set up a system with more intensive student guidance, stronger relationships with companies and relevant authorities, better access to information, and a start-up fund. They want to improve access to available (local) subsidies for proper deployment and structural support. This is expected to lay a solid foundation so that more young people will continue to find work after their schooling also after 2021.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €63,000 towards this project (of which, €21,000 in 2020).

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      VIA Don Bosco: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other vocational training projects

Begeleiding naar werk voor jongeren, ruraal Kameroen, 2020-2021
Begeleiding naar werk voor jongeren, ruraal Kameroen, 2020-2021



War Child International Youth at Work, Vocational training, Kalehe, D.R. Congo, 2020
War Child was founded in 1995 to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people in conflict areas by stimulating education, providing psychosocial care, and protecting them from the effects of war. With this project, which is part of the broader 'Addressing Root Causes' programme, War Child is contributing to the socio-economic reintegration of vulnerable young Congolese people. 120 young people are receiving vocational training, learning about entrepreneurship and, if necessary, receiving literacy training. Twelve instructors are being trained to give good vocational training. 75 graduates are receiving assistance in setting up companies with a network, starting capital and the necessary materials. The other 45 are being assisted in their search for paid employment.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €91,000 towards this project (of which, €22,000 in 2020).

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      War Child International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Youth at Work, Vocational training, Kalehe, D.R. Congo
Youth at Work, Vocational training, Kalehe, D.R. Congo



ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia, 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 2020).

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      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other vocational training projects

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



Mineke Foundation Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia, 2020
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, for vocational training and social activities (through clubs) for people with little or no education. The Mineke Foundation wants to use this project to train 60 young men and women a year with little or no education in baking, soap making, hairdressing or graphic design. There are also monthly life skills training courses on resilience, (financial) self-reliance, legal rights and family planning. The training sessions last three to six months with practical lessons three times a week. Participants are awarded a government-recognised certificate after passing the official exam. They expect 100% of the participants to complete the course and 65% to start their own business. The Mineke Foundation helps a quarter of the graduates with a start-up investment.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 towards this project.

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      Mineke Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other vocational training projects

Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia
Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia



Knowledge for Children Quality Education with local co-investment, North West Region, Cameroon, 2020
The Turing Foundation has been supporting Knowledge for Children with their book programme in Cameroon since 2009. The foundation teaches primary schools how to manage their stock of schoolbooks independently within three years, trains teachers to teach students better, and facilitates new community leaders to ensure good education in the long term. More than 100 schools have now completed this process. This project is focusing on a new group of 21 schools.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 75,000 towards this project (of which, € 25,000 in 2019).

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      Knowledge for Children: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects

Quality Education with local co-investment in North West Region of Cameroon
Quality Education with local co-investment in North West Region of Cameroon



Terre des HommesATTous Vocational training for vulnerable youth, Burkina Faso, 2020
Terre des Hommes' local partner ATTous has previously been supported by Turing through the Stichting Kinderpostzegels Foundation in 2012 and 2013. Terre des Hommes wants to prevent child exploitation by combating poverty. ATTous' three training centres give technical training to 340 young people every year, 90% of whom are women, to lower their risk of ending up in undesirable situations. They want to improve the training environment by training educational staff and arranging additional support for students and women working in the social environment. In addition, they want 5% more graduates to find work in their field every year and 5% more graduates to start their own business by providing training courses in entrepreneurship and extending microcredit to graduates.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 38,000 towards this project in 2020.

See also:
      Terre des Hommes: other projects
      ATTous: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects

Vocational training for vulnerable youth, Burkina Faso
Vocational training for vulnerable youth, Burkina Faso



Stromme Foundation Green jobs in Mali: supporting job creation through waste management, Mali, 2020
The Norwegian Strømme Foundation combats poverty in eleven countries in West and East Africa and Asia by strengthening civil society, promoting education and improving livelihoods. The Turing Foundation supported their successful speed school programme (accelerated learning for older children) in Niger. In Mali Strømme has been working with the local organisation APSM since 2014 and together they have opened many speed schools, literacy centres and two vocational training centres in San in the Segou region and elsewhere. In 2020 they are setting up a plastic waste processing unit that will be a training place, create jobs and combat environmental pollution. Twenty young people will be taught the processing method and 200 women will be suppliers. The waste will be used to make school desks and benches for new school places. Given the supply of plastic and demand for furniture, Strømme expects to open new units after the first year.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this project.

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      Stromme Foundation: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
      Other vocational training projects

The riverbank of the Niger river, Bamako, Mali
The riverbank of the Niger river, Bamako, Mali



CODE "Reading Liberia 20/20", Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia, 2019-2020
The Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) is committed to combating illiteracy in Liberia. Based on internationally-recognized best-practice, 'Reading CODE' strengthens the capacity of teachers and librarians which improves their ability to teach children how to read and stimulates the national children's books sector. This is how CODE wants to contribute towards a reading culture. CODE aims to improve the reading skills of 25,000 Liberian children at 60 primary schools by 2020 with this project. Each school will have a library and reading corners with trained educational professionals. Every year workshops about producing appealing children's books are organised for an average of five writers, illustrators and editors. An average of five new children's books are published each year. The Turing Foundation's contribution is not only enabling CODE to continue its work but also to increase its scale so that it is more likely to receive significant institutional support from the Canadian government from 2020 onwards.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this project (of which € 35,000 in 2019).

See also:
      CODE: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other teacher training projects

'Reading Liberia 20/20', Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia
"Reading Liberia 20/20", Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia





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