Gered Gereedschap is a Dutch NGO which has been making a consistent effort for craftsmen and women in developing countries for the last 37 years.
Projects supported by Gered Gereedschap strengthen technical vocational education and entrepreneurship in Africa.
Our support is practical, tangible and comprehensive.
From tool sets and machines for schools, fully equipped sewing workshops to the education of technical vocational teachers.
All our support is directed towards one purpose: promoting technical craftsmanship as a basis for self-reliance.
Gered Gereedschap preferably supports vocational training programmes and projects that satisfy demand for the local (labour) market. Schools and projects that promote entrepreneurship and offer further support to young people after their training are greatly appreciated. In addition, Gered Gereedschap actively approaches (international) organisations for cooperation.
1. only supports projects in which the target group itself takes the initiative and remains active in the preparation, decision-making and implementation of the project;
2. offers free transport of the materials to the nearest international port if the support consists of tools, machines or workshops. For landlocked countries overland transport to a capital can be arranged as well;
3. does NOT offer nor mediates in insurance, clearance, storage and/or local transport costs. Costs of customs clearance and transport to the final destination are the responsibility of the applicant organisation;
4. never provides financial support, agricultural equipment or household appliances.
Our support consists of:
Tools and machines
Accommodation and equipment
Knowledge and guidance
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We invite organisations in Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and Ghana that promote vocational education and entrepreneurship and will benefit from our help to submit an application.
Preference is also given to gender-orientated projects, projects aimed at marginalised groups, cooperatives, ecological awareness and environment protection.
A request for support provided by Gered Gereedschap starts with submitting an application form.
The application must be submitted before the end of September each year.
For more information please visit https://www.geredgereedschap.nl/en/apply-for-support/