Through Gewista’s Christmas charity campaign on Respekt.net, Education Togo received a donation of 4.142,85 Euro towards our yearly scholarships for girls as well as towards new school benches for our building in Gassi-Gassi!
The whole ET team would like to thank Gewista for including us in the campaign and for helping us to improve girls education in Togo!
See details about the campaign on their website:
Dear Education Togo Community,
From our whole team in Austria, Germany and Togo – we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019! We are very thankful for all our supporters in 2018! Thanks to you, we’ve been able to realise many of our projects. Here’s a quick review of the main ones in 2018:
* Construction of latrines next to our school building in Salimde
* Renovations in our school building in Bougabou
* Scholarships for 300 girls for the school year 2018/2019
We are highly motivated to continue with new amazing projects in the upcoming year!
-Your Education Togo Team-
P.S.: At this time of the year, many people are looking for opportunities to donate money to also give joy to those who are not as fortunate as we are. Our goal is to realize this joy, so if you want to support our amazing projects for 2019, here is how: https://www.educationtogo.org/how-can-i-help/
Once again like every year we achieved to provide scholarships for the upcoming school year for 300 girls in need. Many families in Togo are struggling to pay the fees for all their children to go to school so most of the young girls end up staying at home. Thanks to the scholarships this wasn’t the case. These scholarship packages not only include the school fees but also provide them with bags, books, pens and other necessary school material as we want to make sure that the girls have enough resources throughout the whole school year.
We would like to thank all our supporters of this year’s scholarship fundraising initiative once again for making this possible. You are the reason that a lot of girls are happy and can continue to be able to learn.
Following, you’ll see some pictures of the delivery day of the scholarship packages at one of our schools:
The team of Education Togo is more than delighted to announce that our scholarship fundraising campaign has been successfully completed via respekt.net. Thanks to the generous contributions of 40 donors the needed amount of 1.687 Euros was raised in less than 2 months.
The donations translated into 100 school scholarships will enable 100 girls from Togo to start or continue their formal education. Aside from the creation of educational infrastructure Education Togo has intensified its efforts in enhancing education opportunities for girls by setting up school scholarships. Since the introduction of the annual scholarship institution back in 2011, Education Togo has managed to enable education for hundreds of girls while it is currently supporting 300 stipendiaries at all six school locations built and managed under the auspices of Education Togo.
In May this year, we finally made it to Togo again! Three of our team members travelled to Togo in order to visit our schools and communities – and to take part at the opening ceremony of our latrines at C.E.G. Salimde.
During our visits, we were able to talk to students, teachers as well as parents. One main goal of our trip was to keep forwarding our key message to our students – which is that a good education is very important and it can help you achieve all of your dreams, no matter how poor or how rich you grow up. However, it was also important to us to not only transfer this message to students only, but also to their parents in order to have them support their children in this matter. Teachers presented us with the latest developments in their schools and gave us insights into current matters in and around daily school life. At the moment, electricity, water and school material (especially books) are the biggest concerns of schools in Togo. With electricity, they could improve the teaching conditions in the evenings, for example during seminars or tutoring units. A school fountain would provide the school community with direct access to water so they don’t have to walk many kilometres for the next accessible well. At last, having enough books available is essential to ensure effective teaching.
In addition to the school visits, we also met up with other organisations in order to talk about potential sponsoring projects and collaborations.
We came back to Austria with lots of new ideas and projects for the future and hopefully you can see the results very soon. See below some pictures of our amazing trip! 🙂
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.
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.