In Octobe 2016 we have defined our goals and objectives for the period 2017 thru 2021.
Study funding will in principle only be granted for lower, secondary and higher professional education. This earlier chosen strategy will be continued as general secondary and higher / university education for young people from poor families in many cases only results in white collar unemployment.
In the coming policy period extra efforts will be made to reach vulnerable and disadvantaged young people who have no access to or are not familiar with the Internet but who would like to pursue a vocational training. The Foundation will ask the training institutions with whom it already collaborates and organisations that more specifically support for instance street children, to be an intermediary for these vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.
Project funding for local organisations should make vocational training better accessible to vulnerable and disadvantaged youth. The Foundation will, in this policy period, more seriously see to it that this is indeed realized.
Furthermore, the Foundation will support local organisations that have vocational education goals with:
- technical assistance;
- financial means for the procurement of teaching and learning aids; and
- setting up apprenticeships and internships programs for on-the-job training (so that the labour market becomes better and easier accessible for young people).
For this reason, the Foundation is seeking concrete ways to cooperate with organisations that can play a role in this.