The Jacobs Foundation has launched a new programme; Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities (TRECC). TRECC is a comprehensive, systematic approach to achieving sustainable social and economic change in Ivory Coast. TRECC’s general goal is to improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers and their families. The program will run from June 2015 until the end of 2022. In this period the Jacobs Foundation wants to improve the living conditions of 200,000 children and young people and 10,000 women directly. The long-range objective is to ensure that rural communities have permanent access to high-quality education, even after the involvement of the Jacobs Foundation has come to an end.
The Jacobs Foundation is allocating CHF 50 million (= USD 52 Million) for this purpose. Significant additional financial support will also come from co-investments by other partners in the private sector.

Find the full press release here:

Jacobs Foundation TRECC Press Release

And find more information on the strategy of the project below:


TRECC Factsheet