National day of Togo in Vienna

To celebrate the national day of Togo, the Togolese honorary consul in Austria, Erich Szabo, invited us to a celebration at the Grand Hotel in Vienna on April 26th. Besides us, our friends from Tailoring Togo and many more people who engage in Togo attended the event that day. Thank you for the invitation and the lovely celebration, and thanks for honouring us during your opening speech! We are proud to be part of this community! It was nice to have the opportunity to exchange with other organisations, build up our network, and enjoy the day honouring Togo.

 

 

 


International Worker’s Day: 1st of May 2018

One of Education Togo’s main goals is the empowerment of women in our communities. Therefore, we are running five associations of savings banks, where groups of women pay a share every end of the week. At some point, they are permitted to take out a grant if they need funding for a special investment. The bank-project is self-financing and independent, Education Togo only has to provide technical assistance.

On the 1st of May, the International Worker’s Day, our communities reflected on the progress made so far and remembered the importance of promoting independence and entrepreneurship amongst women. This project is meant to support our women in achieving these goals for themselves as well as for their daughters.

We are looking forward to watch these groups grow bigger and bigger and see the positive outcome of their work.

 

 


 

New project to improve the infrastructure in our communities: Latrines in Salimdé

Beginning of March, we commissioned a new project in Togo: Building latrines next to our school in Salimdé. The idea behind this project is to offer a more comfortable school day to our students since especially for girls, not having a toilet facility close by is a big issue. The latrines will eliminate this problem and also enforce sustainability.

In the following months we will plan more of these sanitary projects for other schools in Togo.

 


Renovations at C.E.G. Bougabou

Due to severe weather, some of the school’s interior as well as parts of the building were damaged and needed to be repaired and replaced. The renovations are fully under way so the school can be reopened in its new look shortly and our students can go back to class soon.

Since many of the school benches have been damaged so they need to be replaced as well, a new sponsorship opportunity will come up in the next few weeks.

 


Happy International Women’s Day 2018 !

On March 8th, people all over the world celebrated women’s day. We honoured this day by teaching special lessons in our schools in Togo. The girls learned about having self-confidence, how having a proper school education is important for their future and that a degree can help them have an independent life as grown-ups. We want our girls to grow up and become strong and independent women – which is why we keep encouraging them to live their dreams, believe in themselves and pursue their goals no matter how hard life can be. Here are some impressions of their day:

 


 

 

Cooperation with “The Force”: It’s almost halftime!

Five months ago, we announced our partnership with “The Force” who offered two of our girls the opportunity to get a degree in tailoring and batik. During these months, the girls have been very motivated and productive and improved their skills in this field a great deal. Soon they will reach halftime of their apprenticeship and we are looking forward to follow up on their work in Kpalimé in their last few months as well. Take a look at some of their great work in the pictures below (they even made a fabric with our logo on it 🙂 )

 


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !

The year is coming to an end & we at Education Togo want to say thank you to all our supporters this year! We are really grateful for your help and very proud of what we achieved in 2017. There are already many new things planned for next year and we can’t wait to show you our ideas!

 

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Education Togo is hiring!

We are currently looking for a volunteer intern to help us with administrative tasks, fundraising activities and a lot of other interesting projects. Have a look at our job advertisement and feel free to contact us (neda@educationtogo.org) if you are interested:

 

Education Togo_Inserat_Praktikum (PDF)

 

Come be part of our amazing team! We are looking forward to your applications! 🙂

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Inauguration of our new school in Gassi-Gassi

On October 11th, our sixth middle school in Togo finally opened its doors. We are very proud to present you “C.E.G. Gassi-Gassi”, a school located in the centre of Togo.

The project was carried out with the help of a local architect, the community of Gassi-Gassi and the US Peace Corps Organisation (who also contributed a share of the costs). Thanks to innovative ideas of the new architect we now have an even better, more efficient and sustainable school building for our students.

Feel free to have a look at the school on our website (http://www.educationtogo.org/project-item/c-e-g-gassi-gassi/) to find out more details about the project.

 

 

 


 

 

 

IT training and scholarships

In addition to building schools we also provide the local communities in Togo with extra trainings and financial support for educational purposes. Here are two updates on these topics:

  1. In Togo, especially girls don’t always have the opportunity to get proper education due to cultural and financial reasons. However, as we want to make sure that families also send girls to school, we continued our scholarship programme which we initiated in 2011 and recently provided 290 girls with scholarships for the upcoming school term. See pictures of some of these girls below!
  2. As every year during the summer holidays, we organised a computer training for 30 young girls from our communities. At this training the girls learned how to use a computer, how to read and write e-mails and how to create Microsoft Office documents in order to have the ability to write applications, research the World Wide Web and communicate with other people around the globe. See pictures of the training below!