Submitted by: NGO-TJC(Terre de la Jeunesse Culturelle / Earth of Cultural Youth Organization)
Implemented country: Togo
Title: REHABILITATION OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN FAVOR OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN KPADAPE
This project is located in Akpadapé, a village situated at 130 km from Lomé in the south west of Togo.
Togo is a West African country which covers 56600 km square. Togo is limited to the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Burkina Faso, to the East by Benin and to the West by Ghana. The population is estimated to 5 millions inhabitants in 2001.The population is distributed through the five economic regions (Maritime, Plateaux, Centrale, Kara and Savanes).
More than 50% of the population is under 20. Women represent 51,3% and men 48,7%. In 1998 the annual growth rate is estimated to 2,4% by the United Nations Development Programme.
Akpadapé counts about four thousands inhabitants (4000) and the rate of children from six (06) to seventeen (17) years old represent 42% of that population.
In education, the government objective is to improve more and more the internal and external infrastructure of the education system by putting a particular accent on primary education which constitutes the foundation of good education.
An observation made in that place showed an almost total lack of worthy school infrastructures. So pupils have to attend school under poultries or rooms made of straws. There are also school rooms’ roofs having holes in it or the roof itself does not exist.