DONATE TO THE TS EDUCATION FUND

Thank you! With your support we have been able to provide over 2000 hours of tutoring! 

Did you ever have a hard time in school or struggle with a particular subject? We've all been there. Sometimes it can be really frustrating to go to school and, despite putting forth your best effort, receive a poor grade. Research has shown that the achievement gap between students from high income families and students from low income families can be seen as young as seven years of age, and the gap grows with each year of education. What if you had a chance to make a difference in a child's life by providing tutoring in the crucial early years? Would you take it? A donation of $30 can provide one month of tutoring (4 hours a week) for one of our primary school students.

Our 2017/18 Rising Stars

Our students range in age from 4-19, and are being tutored in French, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English. All of the tutors that work with us are qualified university graduates who teach in local schools. We'd love to add more students to our program, and have several on our waiting list. Every donation is appreciated and goes directly into the costs of providing tutoring to these great kids. Thank you!

 

Our Team

Sandrine Chikou is the Director and lead Anthropologist for the TS Education. She earned her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Sociology/Anthropology from the Université d'Abomey-Calavi in Cotonou, Benin. She is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of our program in Benin. When she's not busy writing reports and conducting ethnographic research, Sandy enjoys being with family and cooking.

Sandrine Chikou is the Director and lead Anthropologist for the TS Education. She earned her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Sociology/Anthropology from the Université d'Abomey-Calavi in Cotonou, Benin. She is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of our program in Benin. When she's not busy writing reports and conducting ethnographic research, Sandy enjoys being with family and cooking.

Judith Vlafonou is the Assistant Director of the TS Education Fund in Benin. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Sociology/Anthropology at the Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Judith worked in the urban sector before enrolling in a Master's program at UAC. Judith attends the tutoring sessions to help measure the impact that tutoring has on the entire family. She's also a great photographer who encouraged a love of yoga among our TS family in Benin.

Judith Vlafonou is the Assistant Director of the TS Education Fund in Benin. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Sociology/Anthropology at the Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Judith worked in the urban sector before enrolling in a Master's program at UAC. Judith attends the tutoring sessions to help measure the impact that tutoring has on the entire family. She's also a great photographer who encouraged a love of yoga among our TS family in Benin.

Donald Linkou is the Lead Tutor for the TS Education Fund. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and his Master's Degree in Statistics and Economics. Donald is a secondary school math teacher in Pahou, Benin. He offers tutoring in math and sciences for the students in secondary school in our program, and the students thrive under his tutelage. 

Donald Linkou is the Lead Tutor for the TS Education Fund. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and his Master's Degree in Statistics and Economics. Donald is a secondary school math teacher in Pahou, Benin. He offers tutoring in math and sciences for the students in secondary school in our program, and the students thrive under his tutelage. 

Biriguissou Ogbon is our TS Education Fund special needs tutor. She is a teacher at the Olatondji primary school in Agassa-Godomey, Benin. Ogbon has been working with one of our students all year and under her tutelage he has learned to write and speak in French.

Biriguissou Ogbon is our TS Education Fund special needs tutor. She is a teacher at the Olatondji primary school in Agassa-Godomey, Benin. Ogbon has been working with one of our students all year and under her tutelage he has learned to write and speak in French.