Edukans ensures that children and young people who are currently involved will remain safe and healthy and return to school after the crisis, with as little learning deficit as possible. We are working closely with education and development organisations to achieve this objective.


Amersfoort, Netherlands
International or regional organization
Established : 2002
Education and COVID-19 Response

Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Supporting and empowering educators

Edukans trains teachers because we believe that highly dedicated and motivated teachers are key for the success of their students. They organize meaningful and relevant learning experiences for their students. Together with the University of Amsterdam, we developed a training method for teachers trainers and school supervisors to guide and support teachers on how to apply Active Teaching and Learning methods in their daily classroom practice, in order to enhance students’ learning outcomes and encourage critical thinking for lifelong learning. By using different forms of capacity building, such as digital video recording, analyzing observation methods, development of education materials, and peer-to-peer support, STARteacher supports teachers to adopt a learner-centred approach.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana

Member Video

The main goal of the Edukans back to school program is to ensure that the children and young people we are currently involved will remain safe and healthy and return to school after the crisis, with as little learning deficit as possible. We are working closely with our partners, collaborating with other education and development organisations. Edukans’ crisis programme focuses on three pillars:

For the duration of the current situation we are providing guidance to parents as to how they can best help their child, now that he or she is at home all day. We are reaching out to families over the radio and with short text messages in the local language.
After the crisis we make sure that children go back to school safely. With a Back to School campaign we are seeking to convince parents to send their child back to school. We are developing adapted teaching programmes so that the children can catch up.
Provide socio-emotional support to teachers and pupils. Returning to ‘normal’ will not be easy. We provide training for teachers to deal with trauma and emotions that teachers and pupils are experiencing. So both can return to a stable situation as quickly as possible.

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities
Social and emotional support

Digital Learning Content

Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content
Create or enable access to teacher training resources

Capacity Development

Capacity development to manage the reopening and return to education
Capacity development to strengthen system resilience and response to future shocks
Capacity development to support and provide training to teaching staff

Advocacy and Communication

Back-to-school campaigns

Primary Contact

Ms. Rianne Driessen

Coordinator international partnerships

Senior Contact

Ms. Annika Sørensen

Business development manager