Gered Gereedschap has already achieved a lot in the past 40 years. We supported 1,650 organisations with refurbished tools and created 132,000 fully equipped vocational training places for craftsmen. We will continue to further develop on this success. Besides collecting, refurbishing and sending tools from our 26 workshops, we do more.
The reason for this is very simple. We know from experience that a flourishing craft sector in developing countries offers great opportunity to a better life for large groups of people. Not only tools but often also sufficient skilled people, knowledge and funds are lacking in the areas we are actively working. Therefore, we support craftsmanship in broadest sense of the word. In practice, it means that we will focus even more on quality vocational education, available to everyone. We ensure that all students, after completing their training, will find a job and we encourage entrepreneurship.
It is our ambition to enable 100,000 people to be self-reliant with the support of Gered Gereedschap by 2024. This is ambitious but certainly possible. We will make it work and your (financial) support will be of great value to us! Get involved or donate!