Togo

Togo

More than 80 percent of Togo’s rural population lives in conditions of poverty, making the country one of the world’s poorest, according to UNICEF. Children in the country suffer the most with close to 50 percent of those living in poverty under the age of 18. One in eight children will not reach their fifth birthday and the number of children who drop out of school because their parents cannot afford to educate them is high. Children are also often forced to work in exploitative and dangerous conditions in order to help support their families.

Salesian programs in Togo provide participants a place to live, nutritious meals and counseling, along with education and job skills training. The goal is to help youth develop a sense of hope for their future and learn the skills necessary to lead independent, productive lives.

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Provide youth centers & safe activities

Salesian missionaries with the Don Bosco Center in Kara counter the deeply-rooted cultural beliefs that routinely demonize children and blame them for illnesses, deaths and other misfortunes that are more accurately the outcome of overwhelming poverty. The Don Bosco Center offers a loving home where youth can recover from their physical and emotional wounds. In addition, the Center provides opportunities to break the cycle of poverty through education and training.

Improve infrastructure

The Salesian Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences in Lomé, the capital city of Togo, has completed a construction project at the school thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions. The project included building several classrooms within the institute. Further work, including plastering, carpentry, painting and adding electricity and furniture, will be completed as part of a separate project.

There are 274 students enrolled at the institute who will benefit from the new construction. Forty of the students are women between the ages of 17 and 40 who are earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy, education sciences and communications. Most of the students are from Togo with some coming from other West African countries and central Africa. The construction project will also benefit the lecturers who teach at the school and the school’s administrators.

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