Our Impact



Since 2012, more than 25,000 girls and women have benefitted from the TuaRes programs in Burkina Faso.


Retention rate

TuaRes girls stay in school. In 2022, 100% of our girls continued their education.

11 percentage points

Outperformance rate



Thanks to our support, TuaRes girls performed 11 percentage points better than the rest of their class.


Savings Participants




TuaRes encourages the parents of our student participants to also learn about the fundamentals of savings through Village Savings and Loan Associations.

More program milestones

So far, our programs have reached over 25,000 women and young women through:


Basic School Program beneficiaries

Basic School program beneficiaries

Our foundational program focused on removing financial and material barriers to school. Each TuaRes girl receives this program starting with primary school.


Health Checks

Health Checks

Eye exams for new students and annual health exams for returning students.


Life Skills Program beneficiaries

Life Skills program beneficiaries

This program includes our annual summer camp for the best performing TuaRes students and thematic weeks during the academic year.


Sunshine courses

Sunshine courses

Original content English classes that are designed to reinforce the academic English lessons through speaking, games, songs and fun.
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Girls Tech courses

Girls Tech courses

Digital literacy courses for the TuaRes girls to be confident, safe, and creative technology users.
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Professional Education sponsorships

Professional Education sponsorships

Some TuaRes students have elected to focus on a professional path such as tailoring, nursing or teaching.


University Scholarships

University scholarship

The Dr Anja Hermes Scholarship is awarded to a number of the top performing students.


Alumni Network

Alumni Network participants

The Alumni Network allows former TuaRes students to prepare for the professional world, build their own personal network, and stay connected to the foundation.


in Savings Groups

Savings Groups

Our staff coordinator helps groups form, teaches the group about the rules, and then provides a year of support until the groups become self-sufficient.
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We have distributed:


School Meals

School Meals

Each TuaRes girl receives a healthy lunch every school day and days when there are activities planned.


School Material Kits

School Material Kits

Each school kit contains notebooks, writing utensils, school uniforms, and all necessary books.


Solar Lamps

Solar Lamps

Part of the school kit is the solar lamp, many students do not have electricity at home. These lights allow the students to study at home.




For students who live more than 5km from school, TuaRes provides bicycles so that the burden of distance is lifted.
We have organized:

6,937 girls

across our Academic Support classes

Academic Support classes

The Academic Support classes - also called Tuition classes - give the TuaRes students a chance to review their lessons with their teachers in small groups.


have benefitted from Psycho-social Support

Psycho-social support

Each school site has at least one dedicated social worker who provides daily support on the individual and group level.

5,161 participants

across our Sensitization Programs

Sensitization Program

These sessions touch upon subjects from leadership style to sexual abuse awareness.

Read our latest Annual Report

Learn more about our interventions in 2020-2021

Learn more about the TuaRes Foundation