Mother tongue education works. Fortunately this awareness is increasing. However, there is a serious shortage of multilingual and culturally appropriate materials and well-trained teachers, especially in remote areas and for small languages.
What can you do?
Become a volunteer
We can use your voluntary efforts. Perhaps you can contribute to one of the following priority activities through your own expertise or your network:
- Creating educational materials and further development of the e-tool
- Teacher training
- Creating global support, including research, monitoring and evaluation
We can also use support with fundraising and communication; interns are welcome. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact Ellen-Rose Kambel.
Become a donor
Changes in education do not just happen, especially for minority groups in developing countries. It requires a long-term commitment. We want to further develop our math method and train more teachers. It is also important that we create a global platform for mother tongue education.
We are therefore looking for donors who are convinced of the importance of mother tongue education. Whether you make a regular or a single donation, your contribution is very welcome.
You can donate directly to our bank account: NL81 INGB 0006 0430 20 (Rutu Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
ING Bank N.V.
1102 BW Amsterdam
If you would like to make regular donations (monthly or annually) you may download, fill out, sign and return an authorization form (machtigingsformulier) to:
R.J.H. Fortuynstraat 185
1019 WK Amsterdam
Or scan the form and mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is only available for residents in the Netherlands.
Download the authorization form here.
Did you know that donations are tax-deductible?
The Dutch tax authorities have recognized Rutu Foundation as an organization for the general benefit (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling – ANBI). This means that your donation may be tax deductible in the Netherlands under certain conditions. As of 1 January 2014 it has become very simple to make your recurrent gift completely tax deductible. To do this, you need a contract with the Rutu Foundation and agree to donate the same amount for at least 5 years. Click here for the model contract provided by the Dutch tax authority. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.