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FROM A REFURBISHED SAW TO A CARPENTER RUNNING HIS OWN BUSINESS
GERED GEREEDSCHAP IS MAKING IT WORK.

Gered Gereedschap supports craftsmen and women in developing countries with knowledge, skills and resources. The right tools and machines, high level vocational training and further guidance towards and at work are part of our support. It will give craftsmen an opportunity to an independent life. For example as a carpenter, car mechanic or tailor. This is how we fight poverty in a sustainable way, and it works.

EDUCATION

Quality vocational education is the keystone of craftsmanship, it is where you learn both theory and practice. Gered Gereedschap supports vocational training by providing tools and machines and contributes towards knowledge and skills of teachers. This way, low-income youth get the possibility to go to school and learn a trade. Teachers are able to further their knowledge and broaden their skills.
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EMPLOYMENT

A craftsman’s skills are best developed through practice. Gered Gereedschap does not only pave the way for a good start but also supports craftsmen when taking their first steps in the labour market. For example, by providing a starter toolkit, microcredit to purchase building materials and practical work guidance by an ‘old hand’ in the trade.
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Gered Gereedschap promotes entrepreneurship. In doing so, we aim to increase employment among craftsmen. For example by setting up tool rental and tool refurbishing workshops. Good tools are scarce and not affordable for everyone. By setting up these workshops, more craftsmen will have access to good tools and machines.
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TOGETHER IN ACTION

‘TO GIVE ANOTHER 300 DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE A CHANCE HERE IN GHANA, THAT’S MY WISH! WILL YOU HELP US?’

ZIBLIM YAKUBU, WUDEP, GHANA

WUDEP provides vocational training for young people in the north of Ghana to increase their opportunities to find work or to start their own business in their own region. Gered Gereedschap helps with this. Ziblim Yakubu: ‘Since Gered Gereedschap started working with us, we have been able to offer about 300 young people a chance for a better future. A fantastic result! We are encouraged to open new training centres because people see that our approach works. The help of Gered Gereedschap is indispensable in this respect. Will you help us so that together we can offer another 300 young people a chance for a better future?

     Strengthening vocational education
     Tamale, Ghana
     Education / Tools & Machines
     Strengthening vocational education
     Budget required: € 6,902

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WHY GERED GEREEDSCHAP

PRACTICAL TANGIBLE SUPPORT
In the past 37 years, Gered Gereedschap has given support to craftsmen and women in developing countries by sharing knowledge, skills and tools.
Our support is practical and tangible. We always work together with reliable partners to support local initiatives.
Direct aid without the intermediation of other parties. The result is immediately visible and measurable.
FIGHT POVERTY TOGETHER
About 500 volunteers are actively involved in the 25 workshops of Gered Gereedschap in the Netherlands. Hands-on ‘doers’ refurbish tools in a very passionate way for a second life in Africa. Together with the people donating tools, donors, funds and companies we have one goal. To offer practical resources to craftsmen and women in developing countries to allow them to live a life without poverty.
EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT
At Gered Gereedschap we believe that simple solutions can lead to major differences. Our approach is therefore practical and pragmatic. This is how we have been working for the last 37 years. Thanks to the many volunteers, donated materials and little overhead we keep our costs low.
This ensures you that your donation is well used and it allows us to help more craftsmen and women.

GERED GEREEDSCHAP MAKES IT WORK!

What we have achieved since the start of Gered Gereedschap:

 2 million

pieces of tools refurbished and sent

 75,000

fully equipped vocational training places created

 1,300

organisations supported

Find out more about our working methods and achieved results on the page our results or read our annual report.