Windle invests in people to promote peace in East Africa through access to quality education and training.
Windle works across East Africa, together with UNHCR and other partners, supporting refugees and other conflict-affected individuals into education, improving the quality of education provided, supplying teacher-training, strengthening school infrastructure, working together with host communities and the refugee communities – enabling the most vulnerable and encouraging the most able to continue on to high-level studies.
Windle’s offer and provision of high-level studies and training – as well as primary and secondary education – is a long-term approach, which considers refugees as individuals with hopes, dreams and the potential to build a peaceful future. Education is a human right and Windle’s expectation is that by supporting the education of refugees and other conflict-affected people, they can themselves be equipped to build up the society’s infrastructure and to address challenges of conflict and development in the region.
Windle offers a bridge of hope for refugees – providing them with the possibility to learn and giving them an opportunity to serve.
The only take-home for refugees is education. Here, parents forego their food rations in order to support the school. Education is a life-line for their children.
Mohammed Hussein Mohammed, Principal, Tawakal Secondary School, Dadaab Refugee Camp
Windle Programme Areas across East Africa
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Michael Lopuke Lotyam
My vision is to ensure that all children in South Sudan are educated.
Michael Lotyam, Under Secretary for Ministry of Education South Sudan and former Windle Scholar
Kule Alex Sauterele
Kule Alex Sauterele, Windle Scholar
Epa Ndahimana, Windle Scholar
Professor David Sanderson
Professor David Sanderson
"One organisation that has had a real impact is Windle Trust. I was struck by the high quality of graduates and the contribution they are making to South Sudan. Their positions range from senior Ministers to NGO leaders, development professionals, doctors, engineers and teachers amongst others."
Richard Arden, British Embassy South Sudan
Jean-Pierre Hocke, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
“I am burning with three-fold ambition: For myself, for the disadvantaged and for humanity. To see that they have a dignified life - free from unjust treatment - and are empowered enough for a holistic development.”
Balikunda Felicien, Windle Scholar
Professor John Benington
"The experience of having a Windle scholar in the classroom has been enriching both for University staff and other students. They bridge with mature confidence the disparity between their life as a refugee and that of a UK Masters students demonstrating a great capacity for leadership and excellence."
Professor John Bennington, Warwick University