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Education has an unparalleled ability to open doors, create opportunities and change the way we think.  At Windle, education is our passion - from primary schools in remote villages to universities with a global reputation for excellence.

"Education is a human right with immense power to transform.” Kofi Annan


Through sponsoring refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa at secondary, vocational and tertiary level, the Trust is developing the technical expertise and professional skills to strengthen institutions, diminish gender-based inequalities and reduce the risks of social division.

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Damaris running a workshop

Damaris has been supporting others since she was an undergraduate, working with women and girls and striving towards their empowerment.

Name: Damaris

From: Kenya

Currently Studying At: The University of Sussex

Currently Studying: MA Gender and Development

Windle Trust International staff make their way to schools in Mayendit County, South Sudan
The civil war in South Sudan broke out in 2013. The violence has led to profound social divisions and distrust which will take years to heal but in the short term people across South Sudan are confronted with problems of how to keep essential public services, such as schools, functioning. In a context in which there is no functioning banking system and where even basic infrastructure like roads and bridges have been destroyed or fallen into dis-repair the only way to reach schools and to pay teachers is by walking.

Since then WTI has been at the forefront of a wide range of initiatives to improve the teaching of English in primary and secondary schools.  That work continues, but in 2019 we crossed a critical threshold.  There is now a strong and expanding group of teachers who see themselves as professional English teachers.