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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:
EN-power, Vaktraining, Bafoussam, Kameroen
October 2020
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... more
Local leaders to strengthen the education sector, Liberia
October 2020
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... more
Digitaal onderwijs, Guinée en Niger
October 2020
Digital education, Guinea and Niger 2020-2023
The Second Wave Education Foundation (SWEF) team has developed an application for additional maths and language lessons for pupils in... more
Begeleiding naar werk voor jongeren, ruraal Kameroen, 2020-2021
October 2020
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... more
Training nurses, Kenema, Sierra Leone. Foto ©MSF/Vincenzo Livieri
July 2020
Nurse training, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2020-2023
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders) provides medical assistance to people in need. In some cases,... more
Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Sierra Leone
July 2020
Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2020-2021
Tools for Self Reliance is a British organisation which aims to enable people in Africa to make a... more
Educating and mentoring language specialists l'AMI, Pays Dogon, Mali
July 2020
Educating and mentoring l'AMI language specialists, Pays Dogon, Mali, 2020-2022
The Partners Pays-Dogon organisation facilitates projects that contribute to regional development in... more
Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
July 2020
Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2020-2022
ChildFund Germany is one of eleven members of the global ChildFund Alliance and... more
Project details:
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 additional maths and language lessons for pupils in the final years of primary school in Francophone African countries. Many of them currently fail their primary-school exams because the language use and format, developed in France, is too complicated. Extra online lessons prepare them better for their primary school exams, increasing their pass rate. This prevents ceasing the education of children who have reached the necessary level to advance to secondary education. SWEF started by working through local NGOs at primary schools in Guinea and Niger, but there is rapidly growing interest, including in Togo. By charging a fee for using the app, the organisation expects to be self-sufficient by 2023.

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).

See also:
      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



Artsen Zonder Grenzen Nurse training, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2020-2023
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 2020).

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



Tools for Self RelianceBaptist Women's Union Health, wealth and wellbeing for women, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2020-2021
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 (of which, € 18,000 in 2020).

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



Partners Pays DogonAssociation Dogon Initiative Educating and mentoring l'AMI language specialists, Pays Dogon, Mali, 2020-2022
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 2020).

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



ChildFund Stiftung gGmbHEdukans Renovation of and teacher training at primary schools, Walungu, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2020-2022
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 2020).

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



IDAY Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon, 2020-2021
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, 2020-2022
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, € 42,000 in 2020).

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, 2020-2022
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, € 20,000 in 2020).

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

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



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



Street Child "Right to Learn", Kono, Kallahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2020-2021
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, €25,000 in 2020).

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



CODEWCF "Reading Liberia 20/22", Bomi, Margibi en Grand Bassa, Liberia, 2020-2022
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 € 33,000 in 2020).

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



Woord en Daad Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso, 2020-2022
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 2020).

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



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.

See also:
      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



De Toekomst Zaaiers Mobile school for vocational training, East D.R. Congo, 2020-2021
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, 2020-2021
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 € 29,000 in 2020).

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, 2020-2021
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, € 20,000 in 2020).

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



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.

See also:
      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



FAWE Helping young women to become teachers, Kambia, Sierra Leone, 2019-2021
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 2019).

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



ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia, 2019-2020
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 2019).

See also:
      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



War Child International Youth at Work, Vocational training, Kalehe, D.R. Congo, 2019-2020
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, €53,000 in 2019).

See also:
      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



Haparako Training for 300 youth in motorcycle maintenance and repair, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso, 2019
In 2002 the Stichting Hárparako foundation started working in Passakongo, in north-western Burkina Faso, informally training young people on the job as mechanics, welders etc. At the request of the local population, Háparako started formal vocational training in 2010. It gives 300 young people in six districts intensive motorcycle maintenance training: the young people take a state exam for a professional diploma after two months of theory and a three-month internship. Those who pass are given a three-week entrepreneurship training course and a starter kit so that they can get straight to work. The project is a collaboration with Gnogondemè, whose daughter organisations in the six districts recruit the students and provide instructors. It is expected that 80% of the young people will pass and start their own workshop in their native village. The remaining 20% will receive assistance in finding work at existing workshops.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €19,400 towards this project (of which, €11,000 in 2019).

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

Training for 300 youth in motorcycle maintenance and repair, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso
Training for 300 youth in motorcycle maintenance and repair, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso



Concern Worldwide "The Light of Learning", teacher training and quality improvement, Tahoua en Diffa, Niger, 2019-2021
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 2019).

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



Partners Pays DogonAssociation Dogon InitiativeStichting Bloemendaal - Dogon Teacher Training - Meaningful Language Skills, Dogon area, Mali, 2019
A consortium of motivated organisations, including Partners Pays Dogon (PPD), provides assistance to the Dogon region. Together with its local partner Association Dogon Initiative (ADI), PPD is improving the quality of education at 45 schools by implementing the active and child-centred teaching method 'l'AMI'. The l'AMI approach works well in the local context and the topics fit with children's perceptions, so the teaching material is absorbed better. Forty teachers a year are trained how to use the method. Fifteen 'expert teachers' are being trained to guide other teachers on-the-job.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €45,000 towards this initiative, of which €10,000 in 2019.

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

Teacher Training Language Skills, 2015
Teacher Training Language Skills, 2015



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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 towards this project, earmarked for improving the quality of education, of which €25,000 in 2019.

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

Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Good education for all, Plateau of South Kivu, D.R. Congo



Action on Poverty Apprenticeships programme for women in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2019-2020
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 €60,000 towards this project (of which, €26,000 in 2019)

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



Babungo Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon, 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.

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

Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon
Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon



Knowledge for Children Quality Education with local co-investment, North West Region, Cameroon, 2019
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).

See also:
      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



Rain for the Sahel and Sahara Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger, 2019
In the isolated north of Niger, RAIN, a small American organisation with two Nigerien offices, has been working with the local population to improve its future for 15 years. Education is one of its most important programmes, especially girls' education. RAIN uses a mentor programme to pair vulnerable children with women who help them remain at school. In exchange for their guidance, the female mentors receive assistance to improve their socioeconomic position in the form of savings and loans groups and improved livestock farming. With this extra income, the school mentor group can continue independently after four years.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 60,000 towards this project, of which, € 20,000 in 2019.

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

Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger
Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger



Tools To Work Strengthening two vocational training centers, Burkina Faso, 2019
Since 1987, Tools to Work (TtoW) has been revising high-quality tools and machinery at its Dutch workshop, shipping them to developing countries, and provided training in revising and maintenance. In this way TtoW gives new entrepreneurs and vocational education in developing countries access to tools and machines. TtoW wants to improve the quality of two training centres in Burkina Faso by strengthening their management and organisation and providing materials. The foundation is reconditioning and supplying 117 sewing machines, 80 bicycles, two computers and an embroidery machine. Part of this supply is for vocational training, and the other for an intensive maintenance and reconditioning course. Both centres are developing a 'work and business services' model to fine-tune the training course for the labour market and improve graduates' chances of procuring employment. A tracking system is used to check whether the training actually provides graduates with suitable jobs. The centres are also developing a sustainability plan which will increase revenues by 50%.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €41,500 towards this project (of which, €11,500 in 2019).

See also:
      Tools To Work: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
      Other vocational training projects

Strengthening two vocational training centers, Burkina Faso
Strengthening two vocational training centers, Burkina Faso



School-to-School International Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinea, 2019
School-to-School International's Whole Child Model provides teaching, as well as health (food and hygiene), and stimulating an engaged community for a better future for the children. To improve education, School-to-School is working with the ministry of education to develop an improved curriculum and better instruction materials for mathematics in years 1 and 2 and for reading in years 3 and 4. Fifteen teachers and six head teachers are being trained during this process. Following this year, the curriculum will be extended to four other schools that School-to-School works with, and hopefully the government will also extend it to many other schools in Guinea.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €17,000 towards the training component.

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

Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée



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



PlanBØRNEfonden Promoting Youth Employability, Dioïla, Mali, 2019
PlanBØRNEfonden is a Danish organisation founded in 1972, which works in four fields in Mali: education, child health, income-generating activities and children's development. PlanBØRNEfonden wants to use this project to improve the employment opportunities of 200 young people in Dioïla. A total of 75 apprentices are doing vocational training for a qualification in, for example, making clothing, electronics or food processing, and 125 young people are doing the practical training course. The young people are learning the skills needed to start a business and make it successful. In addition, 30 trainers are receiving training to improve how they train young people and give them internships.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 98,000 towards this project (of which, € 49,000 in 2019).

See also:
      PlanBØRNEfonden: other projects
      Other projects in Togo
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

A young baker in front of her oven
A young baker in front of her oven



Y CareYMCA Togo Vocational and entrepreneurial training for young people from the slums of Lome, Togo, 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 €43,000 in 2019.

See also:
      Y Care: other projects
      Other projects in Togo
      Other vocational training projects

Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo
Previous beneficiaries of the entrepreneurial programme, Lome, Togo



DISOP CamerounVIA Don Bosco Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 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 €24,000 in 2019.

See also:
      VIA Don Bosco: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other building projects
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon



Stichting Betuwe WereldwijdTools4ChangePeople Empowerment Program Liberia Equipment for improved vocational training, Monrovia, Liberia, 2018-2019
The Stichting Betuwe Wereldwijd foundation (SBW) was founded in 1987 and reconditions tools, bicycles, computers and machines for training centres in developing countries. In the Netherlands, the foundation provides a workplace for people with a disadvantage on the labour market. SBW is improving its local partner PEP Liberia's (People Empowerment Program) training courses by providing teaching materials, and increasing employment opportunities by providing 40 graduates with starter kits. SBW is reconditioning the computers, tools and sewing machines that PEP has requested and is shipping them to Liberia. These materials will be used for training courses in ICT, electricity, plumbing, dressmaking and woodworking. It is estimated that 90% of graduates will find work.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €8,125 towards this project (of which, €8,125 in 2018).

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

Equipment for improved vocational training, Monrovia, Liberia
Equipment for improved vocational training, Monrovia, Liberia



Hubi en Vinciane Self-sufficient Vocational Training Center for women, Parakou, Benin, 2018-2019
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).

See also:
      Hubi en Vinciane: other projects
      Other projects in Benin
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects

Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin
Vocational training center for women, Parakou, Benin



ActionAid Liberia Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia, 2018-2019
ActionAid The Netherlands and ActionAid 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 €32,000 in 2018.

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

Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia
Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia





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