Education for Development
“I want to make sure that the knowledge and training the teachers received from VVOB is passed on to the new teachers when the old ones retire or move on to another high school.”
Mrs. Te Chan Sokunthy, Director of the Regional Teacher Training Centre, Kandal
The world we live in changes constantly. Requirements in development change along. At VVOB we believe that our development policy has to adapt accordingly. Being a relatively small player on the world stage we are able to respond rapidly to the evolving requirements of our development partners.
With our programmes we have chosen to contribute to development and poverty reduction via education. We do that through training and by increasing the quality of education. VVOB’s approach on this is unequivocal: strengthening the capacity of local structures.
In order to achieve this, we enter into long-term strategic and operational partnerships with local governments and institutes. We also focus on facilitating access to expertise in educational and training programmes. In that way, the achievements in development are effective.
“This is exactly what VVOB stands for: a sustainable anchoring of improvement processes within the existing structures. In this way we succeed in connecting the policy level and the level of implementation, which carries our identity.”
Stefaan Van Mulders, President of VVOB