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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 aims to support programmes which will:

  • Improve the quality of secondary, primary and early childhood education
  • Increase 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.

Examples of organisations which the Foundation has previously supported under our Education programme can be found here.



TWF recognises that there are a large number of approaches that can be taken to meet these aims.  Our priority is to fund programmes which can demonstrate that they meet these aims in a highly effective manner with long-term impact.  You mustgive us evidence from previous projects which you have undertaken, or other relevant research, to indicate the effectiveness of your programme’s approach.  Relevant evidence could include:

  • indicators of improved student or school performance
  • data related to an increase in school enrolment, or reduction in absenteeism/ school drop-out rates
  • any other facts or data which demonstrate the likely effectiveness of your project in comparison to similar programmes.





Last updated Thursday 29 December, 2016