April 6, 2016

What we do

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

Education Access

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Advocating for the education of girls.  Read More >>

Education Management

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Protecting the vulnerable in refugee camps, fostering cooperation and social cohesion and building infrastructure.  Read More >>

Education Quality

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Improving the quality of education.  Read More >>

Scholarships

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Offering refugees a university education and training for peaceful development.  Read More >>


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

2017-02-22T15:25:01+00:00

Michael Lotyam, Under Secretary for Ministry of Education South Sudan and former Windle Scholar

My vision is to ensure that all children in South Sudan are educated.  

Kule Alex Sauterele

Windle Trust has really given me hope of life.  I now understand that God uses people to bless other human beings mindless of who you are.

Kule Alex Sauterele, Windle Scholar

2017-04-05T12:04:40+00:00

Kule Alex Sauterele, Windle Scholar

Windle Trust has really given me hope of life.  I now understand that God uses people to bless other human beings mindless of who you are.

Epa Ndahimana

Windle Trust has not only been a mother to me but a mother to other many young Africans who had no hope for a future.  I am a living testimony - your touch is a great touch that heals ignorance.

Epa Ndahimana, Windle Scholar

2017-04-05T12:12:34+00:00

Epa Ndahimana, Windle Scholar

Windle Trust has not only been a mother to me but a mother to other many young Africans who had no hope for a future.  I am a living testimony - your touch is a great touch that heals ignorance.

Professor David Sanderson

During my time as degree programme lead of the Masters degree in Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University, we received a number of Windle Scholars.  Without exception, Windle Scholars were among the most dedicated, thoughtful, collegiate and questioning of students.  In my opinion, Windle Scholars gave as much to the programme as I hope they learnt.  Thank you!

Professor David Sanderson

2017-06-29T12:24:28+00:00

Professor David Sanderson

During my time as degree programme lead of the Masters degree in Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University, we received a number of Windle Scholars.  Without exception, Windle Scholars were among the most dedicated, thoughtful, collegiate and questioning of students.  In my opinion, Windle Scholars gave as much to the programme as I hope they learnt.  Thank you!

Richard Arden

"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

2016-09-27T20:58:56+00:00

Richard Arden, British Embassy South Sudan

"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."

Jean-Pierre Hocke

"Hugh Pilkington, founder of Windle, is an outstanding example of the capacity of one man to improve the human condition by individual effort"

Jean-Pierre Hocke, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

2016-09-27T21:01:57+00:00

Jean-Pierre Hocke, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

"Hugh Pilkington, founder of Windle, is an outstanding example of the capacity of one man to improve the human condition by individual effort"

Balikunda Felicien

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

2016-09-27T21:00:24+00:00

Balikunda Felicien, Windle Scholar

“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.”

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

2016-09-27T21:08:33+00:00

Professor John Bennington, Warwick University

"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."