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TWF believes that educating children is key to ensuring a country’s long-term development, prosperity and independence.  An educated population will help bring about a more vibrant civil society, as well as increase the numbers of people available to offer their skills, knowledge and expertise to support the development of their communities.  Education also has a particularly significant impact for women.  Evidence suggests that girls who complete primary and secondary education have smaller families, improved health outcomes and earn significantly higher wages.

TWF’s current priorities in this area are:

  • Improving the quality of secondary, primary and early childhood education
  • Increasing the enrolment and retention of pupils at both primary and secondary level, especially girls and young women.

In exceptional circumstances TWF will also consider providing support for other stages of education if applicants can demonstrate that these approaches are particularly effective.



In addition to demonstrating how your project aligns with TWF ’s priorities (above), strong applications will demonstrate:

  • Significant direct contribution to the project from the beneficiary community
  • Strong volunteer input from Trustees and supporters
  • The positive impact of your previous work within education and/or evidence to support the efficacy of your intervention  
  • Sustainable model of project delivery
  • How the proposed project meets a significant unmet need
  • A diversity of funding sources for your organisation (and/or a sustainable fundraising strategy beyond TWF).





Last updated Saturday 22 May, 2021