VVOB is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. VVOB has more than 35 years of experience in sustainably improving the quality of education systems. As a technical partner of ministries of Education and local education authorities, VVOB develops the capacity of these duty bearers to achieve the targets set out in their own education policies. For maximum sustainability, VVOB works in cooperation with local and international organisations.
Currently, VVOB implements programmes in Ecuador, Suriname, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Belgium. We also conduct short assignments in other countries.
VVOB focuses on early childhood, primary, secondary, and technical and vocational education and training (TVET), identified by SDG 4 as specific target areas for quality education. Equity, particularly gender equity, and inclusivity in education are at the forefront of all VVOB’s interventions.
Quality education requires a results-based approach. Research has shown that effective teaching and school leadership are critical factors in improving learning outcomes. Therefore, strengthening the professional development of teachers (both pre-service and in-service) and fostering school leadership are at the core of VVOB’s work.
VVOB forges partnerships with and between civil society organisations and the private sector to ensure and improve the quality of its interventions further.
VVOB invests in all learners. Direct beneficiaries are (pre-service and in-service) teacher trainers and government officials. Indirect beneficiaries are teachers and school leaders.
Donors include the EU, Belgium, Save the Children, ELMA Foundation, J-PAL, UNICEF, Brookings Institution, DFID...