Education and teachers training

The Institute sponsors education projects in nine African countries; Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and South Sudan.

Each project is managed and developed by an international co-ordinator volunteering their time and expertise to develop a training programme for African teachers and pupils to support their curriculum. Each co-ordinator works to identify the local educational needs and has developed a best practice model for teachers to refer to, so that the skills can be passed on to new generations of teachers.

On top of these projects, IOP has also set up partnerships with charities such as LabAid and BookAid to donate books, ICT resources, as well as laptops, printers and other IT equipment. All donated items are checked and calibrated before they are sent to Africa.

If you are interested in working with the IOP to start a new project in Africa, please complete the 'Application to start a new schools project' form (Word, 38 KB).

We are only able to start new projects in countries that do not have an existing project already running. Unfortunately, we are no longer funding any new school projects in 2013 and are currently in the process of fundraising. However, we are still accepting expressions of interest and applications to start potential new projects in Africa. 

We will keep your information on our database in case or whenever any funding becomes available. Once the funding is obtained all the projects will be judged against a set of defined criteria including impact and sustainability. Successful applicants will be notified of the decision soon after.