Projects in Togo
The English & Gender Education (EGE) project was launched in 2012. This project is the result of the feedback from Volunteers in a previous project called Girls’ Education & Empowerment (GEE) along with the Togolese Ministry of Education officials and partners. During the review of the GEE project, the Togolese education officials openly expressed the problem of shortage of English Teachers and the lack of trained English Teachers at middle schools , and the gender inequality problem in education system in Togo. As a result of the review, the English & Gender Education program has been designed.
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 Fisheries and the ministry of Environment and forest 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 and capable of being carried and shared.
The Community Health and AIDS Prevention (CHAP) program was developed in 1995 by PC Togo in response to a request from the Ministry of Health for Peace Corps 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.