Togo

Projects in Togo

Education

The English & Gender Education (EGE) project was launched in 2012.  This project was conceived based on a combination of feedback from Volunteers as well as the needs expressed by the Togolese Ministry of Education.  The Togolese government expressed the need to address a shortage of trained English teachers and the stark gender disparity in classrooms.*     

Environment

Activities related to the environment and food security began in 1990 and aim to consolidate and complement the development efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Hydraulics and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Togo. Access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all Togolese and protection of the environment is a major priority. From 1991 to 1998 the program has been revised and new guidelines have been incorporated. Since then, Peace Corps has done further revisions to bring Volunteers and partners to focus primarily on activities that may have lasting impacts, measurable results and be capable of being carried and shared.*

Health

The Community Health and AIDS Prevention (CHAP) program was developed in 1995 by Peace Corps Togo in response to a request from the Ministry of Health for Volunteers to assist in expanding community based interventions particularly in rural areas. Since then the project framework has undergone many revisions, in 2010 an impact study was conducted and showed very positive results. Recently the project has become Community Health and Malaria Prevention (CHAMP) and is now focused on the promotion of maternal/childhood health, malaria prevention as well as improvement of water and sanitation systems.*

Looking forward to 2019!

*Peace Corps Togo has recently undergone a comprehensive program review; it is anticipated that these projects will change in 2019. Please refer to the current Volunteer openings for more information on how we will continue our work in the Education, Environment, and Health sectors.