TSCSF is a charitable organisation that exists to support the capacity building of future leaders and the development of the talent skill pool of a global workforce through the advancement of education. We currently work with a number of partners to deliver our objectives. You can find out more about the organisations we work with below.
Educate! delivers an experience-based education model, comprised of leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness training, a practically trained mentor, and experience starting a business to secondary school youth in Uganda. Through government engagement, practical training for teachers, and direct service in schools, they are working to integrate their model into national education systems across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Impact Business Leaders (IBL)
IBL offers a 7-day practitioner led orientation workshop, personal career advising, and job matching services for individuals looking to transition into a social impact career with the primary goal being to help solve the talent problem in social enterprise while also connecting professionals with meaningful careers. IBL has currently 5 regional programs in Kenya, India, the UK, the US and the Netherlands.
In its first full year of operations in the UK, Makerversity achieved significant impact: 72 jobs created, 900 young people involved in learning programs at Makerversity, 40,000+ visitors from the public and £5.5 million in investment and funding for its members. Based on the success of Makerversity in the UK, TSCSF helped fund its expansion into the Netherlands. The newly set up Makerversity NL has impacted almost 3000 learners and 150 startups. It has also supported and hosted numerous educational programmes such as being the host of Amsterdam’s Maker festival welcoming over 15000 visitors. Makerversity Amsterdam opened on 1st April 2016 and its Learning Lab (located in the Old Naval Shipyard at the Marineterrein) is now open to the public.
The Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Innovation
The Prize is part of the RAE’s continuing efforts to promote engineering as an enabler of international development and encourages ambitious and talented African engineers to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to development challenges (energy, water, sanitation, education). It promotes Africa’s innovation capacity through a call for proposals from African engineers and academic institutions and provides six months of training and mentoring for a shortlist of applicants. Following this period, finalists present their innovations before a judging panel at a high-profile event in Africa. A winner is then chosen to receive the £25,000 prize and the other finalists receive £10,000 each. The Prize operates annually and is currently in its fourth cycle.
Shortlist aims to dramatically improve how job seekers identify career opportunities and how small and growing businesses source and screen talent. Focused on mid-level job openings, the Shortlist approach combines a suite of digital tools that lead to a lower cost yet more effective recruitment process, while providing every candidate with meaningful feedback on their application. Shortlist is one of five winners of the Argidius Foundation’s Talent Challenge.
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Raspberry Pi is a UK based educational charity whose mission is to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. TSCSF supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation to encourage young people, aged 9 - 13, to use digital technologies to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively. In 2017 450 teenagers participated in competitions and workshops through the Pioneers programme and 150,000 children, of which 40% were girls, attended 10,000 Code Clubs worldwide. In 2018, in addition to further expansion of Code Clubs, TSCSF is supporting Coolest Projects - a world-leading showcase of projects by the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs.
Chevening Scholarships Programme
The Shell Centenary Fund is proud to work in partnership with the British government on its international award intended to help develop global leaders. The aims of the Chevening Scholarships programme are in line with TSCSF’s strategy to support the capacity-building of the emerging generation of leaders. This is also aligned with TSCSF’s original charitable objective to fund postgraduate scholarships for students from developing countries to study in the UK. TSCSF co-sponsors a number of Chevening Awards supporting STEM subjects related to the energy industry or socio-economic development.
NEMO is the largest science museum in the Netherlands. They are committed to engaging young people in science and empowering future scientists by sharing memorable learning experiences such as national educational outreach programmes and an annual science and technology festival weekend to increase their interest in the subject. With TSCSF’s support, NEMO is running an initiative called ‘Maakkunde’ (‘Making’) which will address the level of STEM education in the Netherlands and will support the development of the STEM curriculum and improve primary teaching and engagement methods. The initiative’s aim is to allow children to experiment with realistic science and technology challenges, spark their interest in the subject and make them aware of the wide range of STEM professions they could enter into.
Teach First empowers people to change the lives of children from low income backgrounds and is building a movement of leaders committed to ending educational inequality. Teach First has been successfully tackling the shortage of STEM skills through their STEM Insight Programme which is an addition to their flagship Leadership Development Programme - a two-year scheme combining leadership development and teacher training. The award winning STEM Insight Programme helps penultimate-year university students to develop key employability skills and gives them the opportunity to deliver an inspiring lesson in school to young people studying STEM through a two-week internship opportunity. TSCSF is proud to support this Programme to help address the shortage of STEM teachers, and is an integral part of our mission to end educational inequality.