Partnership with the Government of Togo
The Government of Togo is the Peace Corps’ priority partner. This partnership strengthens Peace Corps Togo’s ability to achieve its mission to “Promote world peace and friendship”. The partnership supports program priorities, objectives, delivery and impact of Volunteers and the communities they serve. Peace Corps Togo’s four government counterpart agencies are briefly described below:
Ministry of Primary, Secondary, Technical and Handicraft Education
Peace Corps collaborates with the Ministry of Primary, Secondary, Technical and Handicraft Education to:
- Teach English in middle schools;
- Promote gender equity inside and outside the classroom;
- Contribute to the professional development of teachers through training on interactive and participatory teaching methods that support the creation of Student Friendly Schools.
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development
In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development, Peace Corps works to extend sustainable agricultural technologies and practices to families and communities, promoting improved agricultural practices for food security.
Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Access to Universal Care
Peace Corps works with the Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Access to Universal Care to expand community-based interventions in rural areas to improve the health of individuals particularly mothers and children.
Ministry of Social Action, Women’s Empowerment and Literacy
Peace Corps collaborates with the Ministry of Social Action, Women’s Empowerment and Literacy to promote girls’ education and women’s empowerment.
Peace Corps Togo’s Program Managers for Agriculture, Education and Health work with local and international non-governmental organizations whose areas of operation align with Peace Corps Togo’s programmatic focus. Peace Corps Togo currently works with the following:
Pathways is a non-governmental organization created by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to support girl’s education through a scholarship and mentoring program. Activities include:
- Selecting and nominating scholars and mentors in villages.
- Providing daily support to scholars.
- Planning and organizing conferences for scholars.
Peace Corps works with EngenderHealth, an international NGO, to improve the quality of services for youth reproductive health and monitoring and evaluation.
GRAPHE (Groupe Chrétien de Recherche Action pour la Promotion Humaine)
Peace Corps collaborates with GRAPHE to improve and expand its System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Bio-Intensive Gardening (BIG) projects to enhance rice farming and low-cost vegetable gardening in Togo.
COM.INT.E.S. (Comité International d’Ethique et de Solidarité)
COM.INT.E.S promotes bio-intensive gardening and improved crop cultivation technologies adapted to the local context.
Integrate Health promotes quality healthcare services delivered to mothers and children.