Started: 2011, completed: 2012.
If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life. -Kwan-Tzu
In the city of Sokode, Education Togo Switzerland has two projects aiming at creating sustainable impact on the local community. We have a broad perspective on education & business, allocating and valuing our resources to create the most value. In line with our mission, we have decided to support schools in Togolese villages. In order to maximize our impact, we leverage our competencies in two main areas, which we have identified as key drivers for the benefit of the youth and their communities around the two schools.
The first sub-project is designed to inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset and support young entrepreneurs who have business ideas related to the schools in Sokod and Bougabou. We have seen that many such ideas exist, but there are two problems: First, the initiators lack the necessary financial resources and second, they don’t have the business knowledge to carry their ideas forward. Here we can help. Besides training, coaching, and discussing projects on a one-to-one basis (such as how to plan a business, how to do accounting, etc.) we are helping to finance their businesses via fundraising in Switzerland. By doing so, we hope to kick-start their small economy, so that the community can better sustain itself and improve the living conditions of the local people.
The second sub-project offers education training and equipping the school with important teaching materials. Furthermore, we are going to provide the schools with course books of multiple skill levels.
Using our individual competencies, we sincerely believe that we can help the Togolese society to help itself. Thereby we will create a truly sustainable impact.
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