At The Teacher Development Support Organisation we believe that one of the keys to successfully achieving our mission is strong partnerships. Therefore we work with a broad spectrum of international and local groups. We collaborate with individuals and organizations — universities, think tanks, consulting firms, governments, aid agencies, civil society organizations and individuals – who can help us take good ideas and make change happen.

We are active members of is a Belgian national platform that brings together institutions, organizations and individuals working in the education and / or training sector in the context of Belgian development cooperation. The platform wants to strengthen the capacity and expertise of its members, develop awareness-raising and policy activities and support the Belgian policy on education and training in development cooperation. also emphasizes an integrated approach to education and training. This implies strengthening all levels of education and ensuring a smooth transition between these levels, from pre-primary, through primary and secondary to higher education, as well as technical and vocational education;  addressing formal, informal and non-formal education, and the transition from education to the world of work and lifelong learning and adopt a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach, involving learners and pedagogical teams as well as local communities, civil society and government agencies.

The NGO Education Partnership, NEP, was created as an informal group of concerned education NGO representatives in January 2001, as a result of a proposal from the joint working group on NGO relations and an initiative by H.E. Tol Lah, the former Minister of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS). At the very beginning, the importance and contribution of NEP in sector coordination, policy dialogue, and its inputs were acknowledged. This resulted in the formal establishment of the organisation in 2002. Since then, NEP has been playing its role

Leraren Zonder Grenzen aims to :

  • promote solidarity between teachers here and teachers in developing countries, in a spirit of equality and pluralism, and with respect for the cultural identity of all those involved;
  • bring together and mobilize teachers and all those who find education, training and education important for a just world;
  • work with organizations with similar objectives.

The ‘4e pijler’ offers support to everyone who is working on their own development project from Flanders.
Providing advice and providing the information is paramount, including through this website and the helpdesk that is connected to it. The support centre also develops tailor-made training programs for the 4th Pillar and regularly establishes meeting moments to promote exchange and dialogue between 4th Pillar initiatives and other actors.
In this way, we try to stimulate the emergence of partnerships in which everyone, according to their own contribution, contributes to qualitative and effective development cooperation.
The support centre wants to put the 4th Pillars in Flanders more clearly on the map and increase their fame including the annual ‘Day of the 4th Pillar’.

We work closely with

Paris-based Aide et Action (AEA) is an international organization. AEA International has supported sustainable educational projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China since 1981, starting in India. In 2003, AEAI began working in Cambodia, then Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and China through partnerships and direct implementation with local stakeholders (NGOs, governments, communities). Since 2002, Aide et Action—Asie du Sud-Est has worked in Cambodia. AEA and numerous Cambodian NGOs are improving education and providing primary education to the most marginalized.

Hands Across the World is an Australian and German registered education NGO that delivers projects in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Their mission is to implement quality education programs that empower communities to have better job prospects and brighter futures, which also impact in the prevention of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and human slave labour. Our vision is to see the Siem Reap community educated and with a strong sense of their own worth, the ability to imagine a future full of possibilities and the opportunity to make their own choices.
It is their belief that if quality education is given to every child in a safe environment through qualified teachers, they will have the chance to choose a better path in their future. Hands Across the World knows that quality education can be a game-changer.

South East Asia Foundation is a is a Washington State nonprofit corporation and a U. S. 501(c)(3) Public Charity. We work with carefully vetted, grassroots NGOs (Non Government Organizations) that have a proven track record of excellence in educating and providing for the wellbeing of girls and women. We then support these organizations with funding coupled with training and coaching for sustainability.

EdukoMondo, Esperanto for global education, improves the learning experience for students in remote or underserved areas. During Covid-19 we have seen another divide appearing: the digital divide. We want to decrease the digital divide between the schools that have access to high-speed internet, cloud services, online platforms and those that don’t. Even without access to the internet, we want to offer students of all ages – and their teachers – the experience of how digital learning opens up the world.

Aukas is a Belgian non-profit organization that supports educational projects in Cambodia.
It is important that these projects are local initiatives that help the children escape from the vicious circle of poverty by offering them free education.

‘Aukas’ is the Khmer word for ‘opportunities’, and that is exactly what we want to offer these motivated children! 

And with these universities

The Karel de Grote Hogeschool (KdG) stands for sustainable development: of students, employees and society.In mutual interaction, from an inviting learning, living and working atmosphere.

To get the best out of everyone every time, and strive for top quality together. Driven by values, inspired by Christ, open to other philosophies of life.

Since our foundation in 1949, UNSW Sydney has made an ongoing commitment to improve and transform lives in Australia and globally.

The essence of UNSW Sydney is not found in our impressive facilities or beautiful grounds. It is found in our students, our staff, our alumni and our generous donors. Our collective difference reflects the unique perspectives of our people, place and purpose as we play our part in the creation of a just society.

UNSW is driven to deliver excellence in all we do, underpinned by our ethos of heart, hand and mind.

From attracting the world’s foremost leaders, the brightest students, and partnering with champions of industry, government and community – we are proud of the positive impact we are making.

Ambitious, passionate, genuine, respectful and open, are the values AP University College brings out to the world.
As a University College, AP is more than just a higher education institution. AP is a learning city, an enricher of talent, an amplifier of commitment and a deepener of the students’ world view. With enthusiastic teachers, progressive content, direct honest orientation and maximum interaction with expertise, AP ensures that every student can fully develop his or her potential.

VIVES is the largest university of applied sciences in West Flanders, Belgium. VIVES has campuses in five student cities in West Flanders: Bruges, Ostend, Kortrijk, Roeselare and Torhout. The university offers courses in six fields of study: Applied Engineering and Technology, Applied Social Studies, Biotechnology, Commercial Sciences, Business Management and Informatics, Education and Health Care.
With contemporary and competence-oriented higher education, innovative practice-oriented research and social services, VIVES offers an answer to the societal challenges of today and tomorrow.

Welkom, bienvenue and welcome to the Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. EhB, if you like! Let’s introduce ourselves.
EhB is great at being small. Here you build strong foundations for the world of work. You learn lots and fast. Think: practical after practical and internship after internship. You’ll gain the guts to experiment, make mistakes and repeat. Lab, street, to studio: we do it for real, with professional and personal coaching From a whole team of experts.
At EhB you get your graduate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Or will you master your art? Explore your passions in your own way, researching and innovating. In Brussels or in Diest and Leuven, online and international. EhB has both feet in the world, and considers every perspective.
Erasmushogeschool Brussels. Not just for everyone, but most certainly for you.

Thomas More is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Flanders with an international appeal, offering more than 30 Dutch-taught and a range of English-taught bachelor degree programmes & postgraduates in the province of Antwerp.
In close cooperation with the professional field we offer the students excellent professional higher education that sustainably prepares them for the job market and the world of tomorrow.
Thomas More creates a stimulating learning environment where students and personnel have opportunities to gain international/intercultural competencies.
By means of mobility and I@H students and staff are developing into citizens who are open to the world and are socially engaged. Thomas More supports staff and students in their global citizenship taking active part in international credit mobility.

Odisee is a University of Applied Sciences with 6 campuses: in Aalst, Brussels, Dilbeek, Schaarbeek, Ghent and Sint-Niklaas. Each campus is dynamic centre of education, research and social services, located at the heart of Belgium. Odisee is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Flanders and offers team-based education with a personal approach. Our experience gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence for your further career. We offer the opportunity to broaden horizons by meeting new people from all over the world. Your studies will become a new challenge in which science converges with the art of education. Odisee is a member of the KU Leuven Association, a network of five universities of applied sciences and one university backed by an impressive system of national partners with more than 80,000 students in 23 cities and municipalities.

HOGENT is the largest University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Flanders offering a wide range of programmes at eight campuses across the cities of Ghent and Aalst, in the Flemish part of Belgium.

HOGENT educates and trains future-proof students. In order to guarantee the long-term employability of students in a changing society, future-proof skills are central to every study programme.

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