4 examples of projects
TURING PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
The Turing Project is being implemented in Haho prefecture by BØRNEfonden Togo in partnership with the Regional Chamber of trades of the Plateaux Region. It aims to improve in a sustainable way the learning conditions and the employability of young people in the crafts sector of Haho prefecture.
Through this project, the practical training of young apprentices is complemented by entrepreneurship and functional literacy courses.
In addition, the project facilitates access to the financing of the business plan of youth and the self-organization of young people who are ready to be employed or are self-employed, which will result in the fight against unemployment and poverty reduction.
The project directly affects 150 young apprentices at the end of apprenticeship or who ended it, and 45 bosses of workshops who have received intensive support, and thus serving as models and broadcasters to their peers.
Three young bakery apprentices baking bread
EDUCATION WITHOUT VIOLENCE IN TOGO
The second phase of the project "EDUCATION WITHOUT VIOLENCE IN TOGO" is jointly implemented by BØRNEfonden Togo and the "Togolese National Coalition of Education for All" with the funding of CISU. This project aims to eliminate all forms of violence against children and youngsters in their education from May 2015 to April 2018.
The capacities strengthening of actors, the peer education, the partnership and the advocacy enabled to have functioning mechanisms both in schools and communities for the protection of children and youngsters for a significant reduction of violence. Another important output is the integration of a teaching unit on "ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENT METHODS IN EDUCATION" within the programs of the main institutes in charge of teachers’ training of secondary schools in Togo.
Educational talk during a free hour in a class in a junior secondary school
UNICEF PROJECT ON CLTS (Community Led Total Sanitation)
Thanks to funding from the Global Fund for Sanitation (GSF), the Community-Led total Sanitation (CLTS) project has been implemented in 13 cantons of Doufelgou and Bassar Prefectures.
This phase aimed at the achievement, in a comprehensive manner, of the state of Open Defecation Free (ODF) in the cantons concerned by end of December 2016. The results obtained are:
- Altogether 31 staffs of BØRNEfonden, 4 national volunteers and 132 teachers have been strengthened on CLTS and participated actively in the process of achieving the Open Defecation Free (ODF) in their respective environments.
- About 35,000 people live in ODF communities where 3376 family latrines were built.
- Altogether 10 cantons have put an end to the Open Defecation out of which the canton of Tenega in Doufelgou prefecture who has been certified on the 2nd of June 2016 by the Minister of health and Social Promotion, as first ODF canton in Togo.
Visit of the Minister of health and the resident representative of UNICEF in the first ODF canton in Togo (Ténéga) obtained by BØRNEfonden after the outbreak of this community.
"RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO AN IDENTITY"
The project « Right of children to an identity » aims to make the right of children to an identity a well-known and integrated right in the behaviours of all populations of 35 cantons and cities in the prefectures of Bassar, Doufelgou and Haho.
From the capacities strengthening of 2276 people including 668 women to the activities of information, education and communication for the change of behaviours and the quality registration of births for the actors implicated in the entire chain of births’ registration, the outcomes are tangible at the end of the second year of implementation: a high and constant mobilisation of right holders and duties bearers for a quality births’ registration, the establishment of 26 cantonal/communal committees of the awakening of consciousness, the bringing of civil registration services closer to the populations by going from 62 to 88 civil registration secondary centres, a better collaboration between the actors of the chain of births’ registration, a high sense of commitment of local, prefectoral and national authorities to reverse trends in order to improve the offerings. The way is thus marked out for advocacy actions.
Awareness session of births registration with presentation of the register to the population.