When we think about childhood, we think about a time of innocence. The time for lot of playing with other children. The time of lot of laughter. However, many children in many parts of Togo are far from this reality. They spend most of their days in search of water from polluted rivers that are miles away. Not only this water is not safe for them, but also the burden associated with its fetching is certainly not a task for a child. Indeed, at LiftTogo, part of our mission is to raise awareness about the poor state of educational opportunities and infrastructures in Africa, especially in Togo, and to provide assistance to the underserved children there. However, often times, when in the field, we find ourselves confronted with the reality that the number one need of some population is actually water before education. Please help us bring clean water to these children so they will be able to live a normal childhood. There is no life without Water!0%Raised: $0.00 $20,000.00
As one of the poorest countries in Africa, Togo reserves education as a privilege. At LiftTogo (former Association of Togolese Students in America), we firmly believe it is our duty to help our brothers and sisters in Togo and across the U.S. realize a better future through education, often a difficult path to traverse. The education system in the U.S. is fraught with obstacles that new immigrants tend to find incredibly daunting. Sadly, many have given up on their dreams of an education because they could not afford it. LiftTogo provides advisement on education for immigrants from Togo and other parts of Africa. We offer resources for students to help them find minority scholarships and scholarships for immigrants.Raised: $20.00 $0.00
Polougou is situated at approximately 30 km from Dapaong, the capital city of the Savanes region in the northern Togo. There is no health center, no market, and most importantly no clean water. The only way to access Polougou is by motorcycle ride of 45 mins. Because the population of Pologou is deprived of clean drinking water, it suffers from high malnutrition. Every morning, women and children need to travel about 21 miles away carrying buckets to fetch water to drink, cook, and shower. Not only they have to walk that far, but they also have to climb mountains with full water buckets on their heads. As result, children are usually late or absent to school.0%Raised: $60.00 $20,000.00
LiftTogo’s Water-well and Community Garden Project in Polougou aims to bring clean water to the inhabitants of Polougou in order to reduce water related diseases and malnutrition in this remote village in Northern Togo, West Africa. Additionally, by helping the community of Polougou to start a garden, LiftTogo aspires to set forth a self-sustaining community. Currently, for the 2,000 inhabitants of Polougou, the closest access to safe drinking water is at 21 miles walking distance and adequate food supply is lacking due dire geographical conditions and unfavorable farming practices. Help us achieve that goal by donating today.0%Raised: $10.00 $20,000.00
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I am the fruit of LiftTogo. Without LiftTogo, I would have never taken my first step toward College Education.
Isi SibabiLiftTogo E-Board Member
Thank you LiftTogo. I saw a bench, I am seating on the floor but I’m happy my little brothers of first grade are now seating on benches thanks to liftTogo. Thank you very much.
Yendougnoume PriziboaPolougou School 3rd grade student
I’m glad I came to the forum; I feel inspired and better informed to make decisions about my academic future.
Salem TeouriLiftTogo Community Development Forum attendant