What has been achieved?

Since 2010 the Foundation supports local organisations with educational goals. The support sometimes consists of financial support and sometimes of technical advice and support with the design and implementation of a plan or administration. This project support is being accomplished through sponsors and donors. The Van Doorn Foundation thanks the companies and people who made it possible to carry out these projects!

  • GAAS Mali would like to build the three extra classrooms, so that the children can follow the entire primary / basic education in Noukoula. This helps to prevent that many children drop out at an early stage and exclude them from further education. Furthermore, it is not a luxury to improve the existing classrooms that ...
  • LOSUP (Lambwe Orphans SUPport) is an organization which supports approximately 120 orphans and children from single-parent families from the wide and sparsely populated area of the Lambwe Valley (between Mbita and Homa Bay) by looking for foster families, providing shelter and nutrition (at school) as well as primary ed...
  • Yayasan Pondok Pesantren Assyafi'Iyyah (YPPA) is a religious organization that has been established in 1958. In January 2010, the organization started accommodating school dropouts, who tend to be considered as the misfits of society. The organization previously focused mainly on religious education, and therefore had t...
  • The Mara Region is located north of Mwanza and covers a large area from Lake Victoria, to the Serengeti National Park, up to the border with Kenya; also known as the land of the Maasai. This region is famous for the most diverse, beautiful and spectacular ecosystems of Africa and possibly the best safaris in the world b...
  • The MULEBA Women Association is a non-profit organisation in Mwanza (Tanzania) that wants to keep young people from the Buhongwa-district out of prostitution through education and giving them a chance to attend vocational training, so that they can make a living in another way. MULEBA approached the Van Doorn Foundation...
  • The Eastern Region of Ghana is the sixth largest region in the country with 2.5 million inhabitants. The population belongs to the Akans, the largest ethnic group (approximately 20 million people) in the south of both Ivory Coast and Ghana. They speak the Akan language, also known as Twi and Fante. Ashanti is a well kno...
  • Solor is a volcanic island, one of the Small Sunda Islands in Indonesia, located on the eastern tip of the island Flores. On the island lives a small community who for hundreds of years has been engaged in whaling. There are no less than five volcanoes on this island of only 6 to 40 km. Portuguese priests founded in 156...
  • In 2012, the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics revealed that unemployed young people represented 64% of all unemployed people in Uganda. Three quarters of the population is younger than 30 years. An increasing number follows primary and secondary education and the need to create jobs is enormous. The dropout rate is ...
  • The Anna Nanjala Training Centre for teachers was established in 2003 and is situated in Lodwar, in the far north of Kenya near to the border of Southern Sudan. The main target of the centre is supporting the education system within the entire province of Turkana.  The support mainly consists of educating the teachers, ...
  • According to a 2012 UNICEF report, there are over 250,000 children living on the streets of Kenya, with more than 60,000 of them in Nairobi. Dagoretti located in the western part of Nairobi with a total population of around 250.000 inhabitants, is a low income area, the population earning their income in industrial labo...
  • Kigoma used to be an important port on lake Tanganyika, but now the city is abandoned and forgotten. Kigoma has a population of 140.000 and a high unemployment rate amongst young people. The local government gives high priority to providing vocational training which can lead to small and medium size self-entrepreneurshi...
  • About 85% of primary school and junior high school students in the Shinyanga Municipal do not go on to higher secondary school. The adolescent youth leaving primary schools (and junior high school) end up jobless, many boys use their bicycles to provide transport in the city (commonly known as “daladala”) many end up sm...
  • Tabora is one of the poorest if not the poorest region in Tanzania. Its school enrolment rate is the lowest (55.9% compared to 76.8% nationally), its literacy rate the lowest (59% compared to 78%) and - not surprisingly - the female population are in the most disadvantaged situation. The majority of girls in Tabora face...
  • The Outering High School (OHS) offers young people who have no access to government-sponsored public high schools, the chance to secondary education. Most children in the OHS come from the Mathare and Huruma slums. These slums have a population of about 1.5 million mainly poor people. At present the school has 186 pupil...
  • Uganda has in recent decades made substantial progress in combating poverty. But 43% of the population still risk falling back into extreme poverty. Particularly in the Northern Region of Uganda there is poverty because of high youth unemployment, gender inequality, lack of access to basic services and low economic deve...
  • Nurture Africa has an HIV clinic in Nansana where among others 67HIV-infected adolescent girls are enrolled for Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). The girls are all early school dropouts who not only did not complete their primary education but also did not learn any skill or have any income generating activity. Nurture Afr...
  • SIDO (Small Industries Development Organisation) in Mwanza, Tanzania is a government organisation that promotes the development and application of new technologies. It provides information on and marketing of regional products, training in the field of entrepreneurship and business development, and providing micro credi...
  • In Mathare - one of Nairobi's largest slum neighborhoods – live approximately 200,000 people, of whom about 50% are between 15 and 30 years old. The average income of the population is USD 1 per day ... and this impedes many young people to go to school, to follow a vocational education and – consequently - to find work...
  • The Chepkorio Vocational Training Centre is located in the town of Chepkorio (Elgeyo-Marakwet County) and wants to improve the basic facilities of the school. The Elgeyo-Marakwet County is located in the Rift Valley Province and has a population of approximately 400,000. The area has poor soils, low rainfall and is pron...
  • The Van Merode College was founded in 2015 and formally registered in 2016 and has as its official goal: 'empowerment of jobless and poor rural youth with vocational skills for a better life'. The umbrella organization (Ecumenical Orthodox Catholic Church) started in 2013 with setting up a kindergarten, an elementary sc...
  • ASCET wants to set up a vocational training centre in Oyam that will provide vocational training to vulnerable young people from four districts (Amolatar, Lira, Kole and Oyam) with an estimated total population of 1,300,000 inhabitants. The training centre will offer both formal and informal vocational training. The for...