Motto: To meet, to connect, to learn, education is future
More than ever, on a worldwide scale, we need each other to grow to harmony. In an altruistic way we follow our passion to develop education of global significance, sustainably and across borders.
In our vision we describe what the core values of our mission mean for us in practice. This vision will form the framework for our strategic policy plan and possible questions that could come our way.
Harmony, altruistic, passion and connectivity
Harmony means to us space for equal contribution from any cultural background, provided that it is aimed to achieve better common results.
We do that in an altruistic way.
Passion is showed by enthusiasm for education and love for people, who work there worldwide. Inspired and convinced by our motto ‘to meet, to connect to learn’, we are looking for connection with each other on every level. After all, what would we be without one another?
Sustainable development adds permanently to the chances for children. We carefully deal with people and possibilities. Our concern stays as long as we can deliver a contribution to the progress of development.
We are open for development across all geographic borders. We do that on an equal base Thereby we give space for the responsible shifting of personal boundaries.
The objective of the T4T Foundation is to support the educational development in Kenya together with the Kenyans, in an inspirational and motivational manner.
The success of development aid in Kenya is highly dependent on the enthusiasm and commitment of the Kenyan people themselves. Therefore we believe that the chance of success is greatest when people recognize the problems that hamper their development, when they take ownership of the solution and when they feel responsible for the results. In other words, a key success factor for our work in Kenya is ownership.
A second factor for success is partnership. We believe it is important to deploy the available skills and expertise from both sides as effectively and efficiently as possible. This means that we use everyone’s experience, knowledge, available expertise and specializations of both the Kenyans and the Dutch.
The Foundation aimed in 2013 to fulfill its objective to ensure that in 2020:
- schools and school teams develop into learning organizations, where educational reform is being planned;
- The impact of this approach is reflected in an increase of the KCPE-mean score in Kwale of 8% (in 2014 it was 3,1%, in 2019 already 9,4%; Due to the lockdown in 2020, caused by Covid 19 the results decreased to 7%. In addition 40% of the schools scored above 250 points in 2018 (in 2013 it was 23%). This number also decreased to 33,7% in 2020.
- at least 15 head teachers are ready to coach their colleagues in training’s and courses (in 2019 already 10 head teachers are coaching their colleagues, 4 more are graduated as a coach)
- at least 2 Kenyan trainers are conducting the school leaders course. in 2020 4 trainers are graduated and 3 of them are training 5th course. One unfortunately is transferred to another county.
- we see that Curriculum Support Officers are able to use a coaching approach to head teachers for the benefit of improving the quality of education on their school (since 2017 head teachers experience a cooperative and coaching approach of many CSO’s)
- there is a demonstrable positive impact from the work in Kenya on the participating schools in the Netherlands (in 2019 Dutch teachers gave a 9,6 and head teachers 8,6 for the added value to the work at their own schools)
The coming years we work on:
- training of Kenyan coaches, so that they can assist their colleagues in school development
- clarifying the roles and responsibilities of our Kenyan partners for a sustainable development in future by enlarging the ownership (shifting the power).
- inspiring and professionalizing Kenyan and Dutch teachers and head teachers through sharing knowledge, skills and attitude on differentiation, active learning, creativity in teaching and development focused feedback. Exploring didactic possibilities within the competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
- sharing knowledge and skills with the CSO’s in implementing the Competency Based Curriculum.
- sustaining partnership by meeting, connecting and learning.
We organize meetings for almost 540 schools, 400 head teachers, 4000 teachers and 14 CSO’s. The amount of pupils in Kwale is about 180.000.
The success of our policy depends for a large part on the competences and enthusiasm of Kenyan participants themselves.