“Climbing the right tree” is a Netherlands-based NGO with the mission to create career opportunities for young people in Africa using information technology. We do this in the following ways:
IT Projects for Schools
The financial support of projects to help improve the quality of education in Africa through the introduction of computers and “21st century skills”
Supporting Training Programs
The financial support of training programs for young IT professionals from an underprivileged background to prepare them for the job market
The recruitment of Dutch volunteer IT professionals for practical training programs in Africa
The collection and shipment of hardware for schools such as desktops, laptops, projectors, smartboards, printers and many more. Our logistics team in the Netherlands will remove all data before your donated computers leave the country and will provide you with a GDPR-proof statement for each item.
We are a foundation that is completely carried by volunteers. You are most welcome to join one of our volunteer teams in the Netherlands:
Hardware collection and preparation for shipment Download vacancy informationHERE
International communications team / social media team Download vacancy informationHERE
Join our Hardware Logistics Team
Become part of Hardware logistics team and help transport donated hardware to our storage facility in Veenendaal and prepare it for shipment to West-Africa. We need drivers, administrators etc.
Start a Hardware Collection Point
You can start a collection point in your home or business where hardware donors in your region can come to donate their computers.
You work in close collaboration with our logistics team to regularly transport the items to our warehouse in Veenendaal and to track them with our online inventory system.
Become a Trainer
There are various opportunities for professionals to join one of our training programs and share their experience in a practical way with young IT graduates/ entrepreneurs who enroll in our boot-camps.
We are also looking for mentors to provide one on one professional coaching via Skype.
Become an Ambassador
Become an Ambassador and use your personal network to promote “Climbing the right tree” and its projects.
Become a Fundraiser
Join our fundraising team and assist our board in writing grant applications and connecting with major donors.
We highly appreciate your donation. In 2020 and 2021 we would like to ship a total of 3000 computers to West-Africa, and we want to sponsor various school projects and IT training programs. You can also participate by adopting a school or fund the scholarship of one or our IT trainees. Contact us for more information at