Windle International

About Windle International



Every year Windle International helps over a million refugees and people affected by conflict to access quality education. We are an international non-governmental organisation with over forty years of experience, and our interdependent members are based in and operate across Eastern Africa, the UK, the USA and Canada. Together, we empower refugees and people affected by conflict and marginalisation to achieve their academic potential, and contribute to sustainable development, by acting as a lead provider of quality education and training. From managing primary schools to providing higher education scholarships and offering vocational training, we help people to succeed at every educational level.

Cause AddressCMS House,Oxfordshire,OX4 6BZ
Emailelise@windleinternational.org
Phone Number+44 7393 624688
Registration Number1153544
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A refugee child in Uganda WISHES FOR

A school desk to receive quality education.

£25.00



Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa (1.4 million), and 58% of them are children under 18 years old. The basic right to education of refugees is often denied. Living in a foreign country fleeing violence and persecution creates an extremely difficult situation for learning. Where education can continue, it is often of poor quality; in Uganda, this is affecting hundreds of thousands of children. The majority of schools do not have the infrastructure to accommodate overcrowded classrooms and the basic needs of children. Overcrowding is the hardest obstacle for teachers and students alike. This makes the situation for both teacher and learner almost impossible. Infrastructure needs to be adequate in order to make schools safer and more accessible, to all children affected by conflict. We aim to provide sufficient space, desk and learning materials to improve primary school children's learning outcomes and secure their academic future toward secondary level.

Windle International empowers people to make lasting change in their own lives, in their communities and in wider society. We do this by creating access to quality education and training across East Africa and the Horn of Africa for refugees, communities affected by conflict, and those who have been marginalised in society. We believe that positive change is achieved, and peaceful societies are created, when the people who have been most affected by conflict are empowered to become change-makers in their communities. In Uganda, we have been recognized Best International Education Humanitarian NGO in the country, in both 2019 and 2020.



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A refugee child in Kenya WISHES FOR

A solar radio for distance school learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

£30.00



Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps, located in an arid environment in the northern part of Kenya, are host to over 508,033 refugees and asylum seekers, from which more than the half are children. The camps are located in the north-western region of the country, which has the highest levels of poverty and lowest performance indicators relating to access to quality educational opportunities. 84% of the population in Turkana County, and 73% of the population of Garissa County, lives below the poverty line. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country, schools are closing at each pick outbreak and children do not have tools to follow home-learning. With the provision of solar radio, secondary school children will be able to follow live classes all year long.

Windle International empowers people to make lasting change in their own lives, in their communities and in wider society. We do this by creating access to quality education and training across East Africa and the Horn of Africa for refugees, communities affected by conflict, and those who have been marginalised in society. Windle International Kenya manages secondary schools in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps as the lead implementing partner of the UN refugee agency, and runs a range of quality educational programmes and scholarships aimed at improving the educational outcomes and ultimately contributing to the creation of peaceful and durable communities.



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A conflict-affected young woman in East Africa WISHES FOR

A tertiary distance learning scholarship, to complete her Master degree over 3 years.

£4550.00



Distance Learning is a potentially powerful tool for achieving our commitment to gender equity. With many suitably qualified female candidates from East Africa unable to study outside of their home region for family or cultural reasons, this means that applications and selected candidates for traditional UK based scholarship programmes continue to be overwhelmingly male dominated. This in turn risks perpetuating and further entrenching the status quo where females are marginalised in education. Opportunities for Distance Learning offer the possibility of overcoming this barrier to inclusivity.

Windle International empowers people to make lasting change in their own lives, in their communities and in wider society. We do this by creating access to quality education and training across East Africa and the Horn of Africa for refugees, communities affected by conflict, and those who have been marginalised in society. Our alumni reached positions ranging from senior Ministers to NGO leaders, development professionals, doctors, engineers and teachers amongst others. We believe that positive change is achieved, and peaceful societies are created, when the people who have been most affected by conflict are empowered to become change-makers in their communities. 



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A young woman in South Sudan WISHES FOR

A bicycle to go to schools and mentor girls in their communities.

£108.00



Educating girls leads to more peaceful and equitablSouth Sudan is facing a range of humanitarian emergencies from conflict to economic instability and severe food insecurity situation. Nearly 7.5 million people, including 54% children, are in need of humanitarian assistance. The impact of the pandemic with the closure of schools has eradicated all past gains made in the education sector. The number of girls enrolled in primary and secondary schools decreased by 84% when schools reopened after the national lockdown. Girls are exposed to social and economic challenges faced by their families leading to sexual exploitation through forced and early marriage and early-unintended pregnancy. The protective environment provided by the school, friends and teachers, has all been taken away from the girls by the closure of schools due to COVID-19 leaving the girls vulnerable.

 

Windle International empowers people to make lasting change in their own lives, in their communities and in wider society. We do this by creating access to quality education and training across East Africa and the Horn of Africa for refugees, communities affected by conflict, and those who have been marginalised in society. We believe that investing in girls' education will change the world. Educating girls leads to more peaceful and equitable societies, where boys, girls, men and women can reach their true potential.e societies, where boys, girls, men and women can reach their true potential. 



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A conflict-affected child in Somalia WISHES FOR

A school textbook to improve their learning outcomes.

£5.00



Somalia has long-standing political instability, armed conflict leading to a sectarian war and environmental stress. 3 million children have been left with no access to education. Retention and continuation are a challenge as institutional education capacity remains weak. The lack of learning materials in schools poses a severe threat as the ratio of materials to learners stands at 1:9.

Windle International empowers people to make lasting change in their own lives, in their communities and in wider society. We do this by creating access to quality education and training across East Africa and the Horn of Africa for refugees, communities affected by conflict, and those who have been marginalised in society. Windle International considers good quality education as a key element in reducing the risk of extremism and establishing peace.  Since 2018, Windle International SOM has supported thousands of children, supplying educational materials, peer-counsellor training, professional development for teachers, mentorship, and re-usable facemasks and COVID-19 preventative information to learners and teachers.



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A conflict-affected child in Sudan WISHES FOR

A face-mask to safely return to school.

£1.00



Sudan has a long-standing tradition of hosting refugees. For decades, it has kept its doors open to people fleeing war, hunger and hardship. Importantly, Sudan is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the deadly conflict in South Sudan. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the education gaps in the country, while the virus keeps spreading. Children are returning to school in unsafe conditions and without protection.

Windle International empowers people to make lasting change in their own lives, in their communities and in wider society. We do this by creating access to quality education and training across East Africa and the Horn of Africa for refugees, communities affected by conflict, and those who have been marginalised in society. We believe that every child should have the capacity to access quality education safely, and reach their full potential.



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A young girl in a refugee camp WISHES FOR

A solar lamp to do her homework in the evening

£9.00



Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa, girls have struggled significantly in being able to access education. This has been caused by many factors, including increased childcare responsibilities and household chores, while their male peers were able to continue their studies from home. When they finish with their chores, girls’ struggle to do their homework because of the lack of sunlight and electricity. To allow girls’ to catch up, we distribute solar lamps to the most in need girls so that they can do their homework and study in the evening.



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