Tore’s Foundation - South Africa

Norway’s Tore Eikelands Legat (Tore’s Foundation in English) aims to inspire children and young people in emerging economies to become socially engaged citizens.

Newly established debating societies at upper secondary schools in Ghana are flourishing, and South African youngsters will be offered the same opportunity with Kavli Trust backing.

By encouraging discussion, debate and learning about current issues, the foundation wants to give youths enough knowledge and self-confidence to continue their education and become active and committed members of their local societies.

Tore’s Foundation was established in memory of Tore Eikeland, one of Norway’s ablest young politicians when he was killed in the terrorist attack on the island of Utøya north of Oslo in 2011.

More about this project

  • Letter from Norway

    September 04, 2018

    Inaam Kesner (25) and Bhongolwethu Sonti (27) runs Tore's Foundation i Sør-Afrika. Read all about their visit to Norway this summer.

  • From South Africa to Utøya with Tore’s Foundation

    August 17, 2018

    Inaam Kesner (25) is a project manager at Tore's Foundation in South Africa. Recently, she attended the Norwegian Youth Labour Party (AUF) summer camp at Utøya, holding a workshop on South African youth politics, while at the same time learning about how young people participate in politics in Norway.

  • More support to Tore’s Foundation

    March 06, 2018

    The Kavli Trust is increasing their support to Tore's Foundation and their education program teaching democratic principles and debating to South African youth.

  • Promoting democratic debate

    April 04, 2017

    Norway’s Tore Eikelands Legat seeks to boost social engagement by youngsters in emerging economies. Its efforts are being extended from Ghana to South Africa with support from the Kavli Trust.