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The Turing Foundation strives to offer children and young people the kind of education that can help them structurally, encourage their independence and autonomy, and enable them to contribute to their communities.
The Turing Foundation regards education as a means to offer people new opportunities in their lives in a constructive, structural and respectful way.

Moreover, education benefits not only the individual, but also his environment and society as a whole. It can be seen as a sustainable method of poverty reduction.

We aim to increase the availability

- of quality education in Burkina Faso, D.R. Congo, Guinee, Mali, Niger,

- and of vocational training in Benin, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
Most recent projects:
Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon
October 2018
Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon, 2018-2019
IDAY is a network organisation with members in 19 countries which helps local civil society organisations advocate good... more
Helping young women to become teachers, Kambia, Sierra Leone
October 2018
Helping young women to become teachers, Kambia, Sierra Leone, 2018-2021
The Pan African Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) was established in 1992 by five female... more
Equipment for improved vocational training, Monrovia, Liberia
October 2018
Equipment for improved vocational training, Monrovia, Liberia, 2018-2019
The Stichting Betuwe Wereldwijd foundation (SBW) was founded in 1987 and reconditions tools, bicycles,... more
Youth at Work, Vocational training, Kalehe, D.R. Congo
October 2018
Youth at Work, Vocational training, Kalehe, D.R. Congo, 2018-2020
War Child was founded in 1995 to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people in... more
Training for 300 youth in motorcycle maintenance and repair, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso
October 2018
Training for 300 youth in motorcycle maintenance and repair, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso, 2018-2019
In 2002 the Stichting Hárparako foundation started working in Passakongo, in... more
'The Light of Learning', quality improvement at schools, Tahoua en Diffa, Niger
October 2018
"The Light of Learning", teacher training and quality improvement, Tahoua en Diffa, Niger, 2018-2021
Concern Worldwide, founded in 1968, is an international humanitarian... more
Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia
October 2018
Agro-vocational Training in Cassave processing, Margibi, Boni, Nimba and Montserrado, Liberia, 2018-2020
ZOA provides support during reconstruction in areas where a disaster or... more
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone
October 2018
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone, 2018
Action on Poverty (APT) is a British NGO that aims to create employment for disadvantaged groups in... more
Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone
October 2018
Strengthening of three vocational education institutions, Sierra Leone, 2018
Since 1987 the Dutch organisation Tools to Work has been providing vocational education institutions and... more
Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia
October 2018
Vocational Training for women and young people, Dabwe Town, Liberia, 2018
The Mineke Foundation was founded in 2009 by Tonia Dabwe to continue her parents' life work in Liberia. The... more
Project details:
IDAY Teacher Training on school gardens, Cameroon, 2018-2019
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 is contributing €25,000 towards this project (of which, €5,000 in 2018).

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



FAWE Helping young women to become teachers, Kambia, Sierra Leone, 2018-2021
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



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



War Child International Youth at Work, Vocational training, Kalehe, D.R. Congo, 2018-2020
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, €16,000 in 2018).

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, 2018-2019
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, €8,400 in 2018).

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, 2018-2021
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 2018).

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



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

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 150,000 towards this project (of which, € 50,000 in 2018).

See also:
      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      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



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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €96,000 towards this project, earmarked for the vocational training courses, of which €31,000 in 2018.

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

Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone
Vocational skills development and income generation for youth, Sierra Leone



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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €37,000 towards this project, of which, €6,000 in 2018.

See also:
      Tools To Work: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects

Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone
Strengthening three vocational training facilities, Sierra Leone



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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €  15,000 towards the vocational training courses in this project (of which, € 10,000 in 2018).

See also:
      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



Action on Poverty Apprenticeships programme for women in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2018-2020
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, €14,000 in 2018)

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, 2018-2020
Apprenticeships program for women in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2018-2020



Y CareYMCA Liberia Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia 2018
Y Care is the international arm of the youth organisation YMCA. This foundation has been working in Liberia for more than 30 years and helps young people start a business or find work. In partnership with YMCA Liberia, Y Care provides 250 young people from a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Monrovia with entrepreneurship training. One hundred of them first do vocational training for between nine and twelve months. These 250 young people then train another 450 young people in entrepreneurial skills like business management, marketing and finance. The graduates receive guidance for one to two years. It is expected that 65% of these young people will be able to secure an income of at least USD 50 a month.

The Turing Foundation is donating €129,000 towards this project (about 50% of the total project costs), of which €36,000 in 2018.

See also:
      Y Care: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other vocational training projects

Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational and entrepreneurial training, Monrovia, Liberia



Children in Crisis Good education for all, South Kivu plateau region, D.R. Congo, 2018-2019
Children in Crisis (CIC) is a British NGO aiming to give children in some of the world's poorest countries education. CIC 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 €35,000 in 2018.

See also:
      Children in Crisis: 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



Babungo Quality improvement and continuation vocational education, Cameroon, 2018-2019
The Dutch foundation Babungo has been committed to improving health care and education in the Babungo valley in Cameroon for the last eight years. It provides, among other things, the annual school fees for 274 disadvantaged children. This project includes not only school fees for 20 motivated young people at the technical school, but also training for 20 local artisans by a qualified teacher. They learn how to give pupils a good internship. This increases the exchange between the 'market' and the course, which will improve the quality of the course.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €22,500 (50% of the total budget) towards this project (of which €4,500 in 2018).

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



Street Child "Right to Learn", Kono, Kallahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2018-2021
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, €37,000 in 2018).

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



Tools To Work Strengthening two vocational training centers, Burkina Faso, 2018-2019
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, €30,000 in 2018).

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



Woord en Daad Job Booster social venture, north-western regions, Burkina Faso, 2018
Woord en Daad was founded in 1973 with the aim of combating poverty and currently works in 26 countries around the world. The Job Booster is a social enterprise that connects companies with vacancies to vocational training courses with young people seeking employment, in order to increase employment opportunities and ensure that the skills acquired are relevant to future employment. Woord en Daad is currently responsible for the Job Booster but wants it to run independently within five years. In 2018, Job Booster will create a database of companies with which it is in contact about job opportunities and conclude agreements with about job placements. 820 trainers at 14 centres are receiving training aimed at improving quality and learning how they can respond to the demand for skills. In addition, Job Booster is stimulating a dialogue with the government to promote policies encouraging employment opportunities for young people.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €50,000 towards this project in 2018.

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



Knowledge for Children Quality Education with local co-investment, North West Region, Cameroon, 2018-2019
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 2018).

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



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

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 85,000 towards this project, earmarked for improving reading and teaching methods, of which € 32,000 in 2018.

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

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



Rain for the Sahel and Sahara Betere doorstroom na basisonderwijs voor kinderen in 22 dorpen, Niger, 2018-2019
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 2018.

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



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

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

The Turing Foundation is donating € 75,000 to this project (about 50% of the total budget).

See also:
      Christian Aid DRC: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

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



Strichting Bloemendaal - DogonAssociation Dogon Initiative Teacher Training - Meaningful Language Skills, Dogon area, Mali, 2018-2019
A consortium of motivated organisations, including Stichting Bloemendaal-Dogon (SBD), provides assistance to the Dogon region. Together with its local partner Association Dogon Initiative (ADI), SBD 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 €15,000 in 2018.

See also:
      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



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 focus country Benin
      Other building projects
      Other vocational training projects

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



BØRNEfonden Promoting Youth Employability, Dioïla, Mali, 2018-2019
BØRNEfonden is a Danish organisation founded in 1972, which works in four fields in Mali: education, child health, income-generating activities and children's development. BØRNEfonden 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 2018).

See also:
      BØRNEfonden: other projects
      Other projects in focus country 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



EdukansBambaleTosangana Effective teachers for better learning results, Kinshasa district, D.R. Congo, 2018-2021
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, € 25,000 in 2018).

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



Action Aid Liberia Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia, 2018-2019
Action Aid The Netherlands and Action Aid Liberia (AAL) want a world without poverty and injustice, and help people to stand up for their rights. AAL is helping 500 young people in Liberia earn a sustainable living in agriculture. They are given training in sustainable agricultural techniques and learn how to improve their political situation. AAL is also supporting five organised youth groups developing their own agricultural businesses.

The Turing Foundation is donating €65,000, of which €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



DISOP CamerounVIA Don Bosco Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 2018-2019
DISOP Cameroon is formalising the sandwich method of teaching in Cameroon. This involves alternating two weeks in the classroom with two weeks of practical experience. This means there is a continuous interchange between market needs and the training requirements, and training is better aligned with the market. Formalising the method in curricula, training and lobbying increases the value of the educational certificate and makes the schools eligible for state aid.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €120,000 towards this project, earmarked for the formalisation process and improving the quality of education, of which €50,000 in 2018.

See also:
      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



School-to-School International Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinea, 2018
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.

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      Other projects in focus country Guinea
      Other teacher training projects

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



Y CareYMCA Togo Vocational and entrepreneurial training for young people from the slums of Lome, Togo, 2018-2019
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 €49,000 in 2018.

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      Y Care: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other vocational training projects

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



Edukans 'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2018
Edukans is a Dutch development organisation dedicated to education. The organisation has developed a training programme to teach teachers to give lessons in an active way, which increases the pupil's learning outcomes. Edukans is working with the Salvation Army and education NGOs in the D.R.Congo to introduce this teaching method to three teacher training colleges and twelve schools. A total of twelve teacher trainers and forty-eight primary school teachers are being trained to disseminate this method more widely and reach at least 4,000 students. The goal is for the teacher training colleges and NGOs to be able to independently carry out the training programme after three years. From the start the government has been involved, in order to get the method implemented on a national level.

The Turing Foundation is donating €150,000 to this project (about 40% of the total budget), of which €25,000 in 2018.

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      Edukans: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
      Other teacher training projects

'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa
'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa



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

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

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      BØRNEfonden: other projects
      Other projects in focus country 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



ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo, 2017
ZOA supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters, in helping them to rebuild their livelihoods, like in east D.R. Congo. In the Fizi District of D.R. Congo, ZOA enables 960 children between the ages of 10 to 16 years to finish primary school in 3 years. It is a sequel to the successful education programme of 2010-2013 that was already supported by Turing. 3.488 Children too old to enrol within the normal school system, passed their exam and are able to enrol in a junior high school. The positive effects are visible in large parts of the area, but the need is still great in the four location of this project: Sebele, Fizi center Akomba (Katanga) and Mwanbungu (Baraka).

The Turing Foundation contributes €140,000 to this project, which is 50% of the total budget (€20,000 in 2017).

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

Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo
Accelerated primary education, Fizi district, South Kivu, D.R. Congo



Aide et Action International Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2017
The French education organisation Aide et Action is a major international player aiming to improve access to and quality of education in Guinea. It is improving education for 5,000 students at twenty schools in four rural communities in Boké and Kindia, by training teachers and increasing local involvement in the education system. 120 teachers are learning better teaching methods, and also how to develop a more positive towards girls. Local involvement in the education system is increased by formulating, selecting and implementing school projects together with local communities. In addition, these school projects directly contribute to better education by, for instancce, removing obstacles for girls.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 150,000 to this project (of which, € 25,000 in 2017).

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      Aide et Action International: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Guinea
      Other teacher training projects

Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017



ZOA VluchtelingenzorgSHIFSD Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia, 2017
ZOA has been working in Liberia since 2003 to increase the local population's self-reliance in education, water and sanitation, and food security. ZOA and its partner organisation SHIFSD are using this project to meet the pressing need of local young people for vocational education, which will enable them to generate an income. 400 young people from Monrovia do a one year course in construction or car and motor mechanics. Half of them also learns reading, writing and basic arithmetic.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €100,000 towards this project (of which, €27,000 in 2017). This is 50% of the total budget.

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      ZOA Vluchtelingenzorg: other projects
      SHIFSD: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Liberia
      Other vocational training projects

Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia
Vocational & literacy training for 400 urban youth, Monrovia, Liberia



Tools for Self Reliance Sustainable livelihood for 150 unemployed youth in Bo City, Sierra Leone, 2017
Tools for Self Reliance is a British organisation whose purpose is to increase employment in Africa by providing young people with a training course and a starter kit of refurbished tools. The organisation has been working in Sierra Leone for a long time with the local organisation Craftshare, which has its own training centre. 150 young people in Bo City are being given a one-year vocational training course in one of eight selected occupations. After the training course all alumni are given a starter kit so they can begin right away in their field of expertise.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €19,500 (85% of the budget) to make this project possible, of which, €10,000 in 2017.

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      Other projects in focus country Sierra Leone
      Other vocational training projects

Tailoring Trainees, Sierra Leone
Tailoring Trainees, Sierra Leone



IECD Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon, 2017-2018
The French development organisation Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) was established in 1988 with the aim of teaching people skills to further their own development and contribute to society. IECD helps the local organisation Coordination Nationale des Ecoles Familiales Agricoles au Cameroun (CNEFAC) independently run the Family Farm Schools (FFS), which were set up by IECD.

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

The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 (20% of the budget) towards this project, of which €15,000 in 2017.

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      Other projects in focus country Cameroon
      Other teacher training projects
      Other vocational training projects

Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon
Consolidating twenty Family Farm Schools, Cameroon



Concern Worldwide Education programme, Tahoua district, Niger, 2017
Concern International is a humanitarian organisation with international offices in Ireland, Great Britain and the US and local teams in the twenty-five countries where it operates. Concern has been working in Niger since 2003. Concern is shifting its focus in Niger from building classrooms and facilities to improving teaching quality. Teaching materials are developed and teachers receive training to improve their teaching e.g. using video technology and mother tongue based education during the first school years. Concern encourages increased community and government involvement by setting up school management committees and by giving education inspectors guidance when carrying out their work. Together with schools, teachers and parents they formulate rules of conduct, in order to achieve a safe and egalitarian school environment.

The Turing Foundation is contributing a total of €150,000 (of which €50,000 in 2017). Furthermore, this contribution has been matched by another donor, doubling the amount.

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

Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger
Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger



War Child International 'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2017
War Child aims to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people in conflict zones by promoting education, amongst others. In Walungu, in the east of DR Congo, War Child provides 3000 students in six primary schools with a good education in a safe and protective learning environment. A better learning environment reduces absenteeism and fewer children have to repeat year. War Child supports these six schools in their efforts to become what they call 'good schools'. School committees, teachers, students and parents together determine what makes their school a 'good school' and make a concrete action plan to achieve this.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €100,000 to this project (of which, €50,000 in 2017).

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

'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo





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