Donateurs / bailleurs de fonds

The work of TESSA is being maintained by the generosity of multiple funders and supporters. 

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Trust has supported the Open University’s TESSA programme to train teachers across Africa for over a decade. The Trust has made an unparalleled investment to grow TESSA from a burgeoning idea to a thriving network, delivering exceptional learning resources to support teachers deliver quality education. With the Trust’s support of core activity, TESSA has had far-reaching impact improving the education and lives of millions of teachers throughout sub-Saharan Africa. More information about The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Trust can be found here:

Alumni group

OU Alumni

In 2016, 1,185 Open University alumni made gifts totalling over £66,000 to support TESSA. Having experienced the power of open education to change your life, without taking you away from your other commitments, many OU alumni are keen to share the opportunity to study with fellow learners in sub-Saharan Africa.

FR - We are grateful to the following supporters who have helped TESSA get to where it is today:

  • The Commonwealth of Learning
  • The David and Elaine Potter Foundation
  • The Open University Alumni
  • The Waterloo Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation