The Samuel Foundation wants to help poor and needy people so they can effectively improve their conditions of living by utilising their own skills. The Foundation's activities exist to help them to help themselves. Development can only come about from the people themselves, on a personal and social level. The Samuel Foundation has focussed on the area of training. Training offers the most important leverage to personal and social development.
Our training system is based on the principle of "promote and demand". This is why the young people who are interested in improving their chances need to have, apart from the requirement for support, a particular secondary school education, character and the support of their families. We expect the young people to show us an over-average performance and commitment during the training courses. In our opinion, this is the only way that the young people will be able to prove themselves in the job market later on in their lives.