PROJECTS IN OVERVIEW
CONSTRUCTION OF A CENTER FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING
In Dévikimme, a German-Togolese family provides our association kommTOGOgehweiter e.V. with a part of land intended to serve innovative projects for young people. Our association wants to give it a boost there, to enable destitute young adults in Togo through a basic education better job opportunities in Togo and to bind them more to their country. The special:
an international and multidisciplinary center on a modern level.
On the initiative of our association, 19 very interested students of the University of Siegen and Freiburg started a new project in February-March 2018 with the learning workshop Uni Siegen.
Together with students of the University of Lomé, they got to know the country, people and culture in Togo. Side by side with 10 students from the same and other disciplines at the University of Lomé- most of whom spoke German- they spent a three-week internship in Togo. In the last week, they independently designed creative workshops at various schools.
SUPPORT OF DEUTSCHCLUBS - GERMAN CLUBS- SINCE 2011
Some German clubs exists at the highschools. Meanwhile, on our initiative, there is an ever-increasing cooperation of schools that invite each other to cultural days. The German language is in the foreground - and through lectures of poems, skits, songs and competitions, the students excel each other in language training. Even movement is not neglected by sporting tournaments, for a year also with more and more interest in the Völkerball (dodgeball). In order to make this possible, the German clubs regularly receive small grants from us.
HELP FOR PAYING SCHOOL FEES
More and more often, some have to cancel their schooling because they can no longer pay the school fees. For a variety of reasons, be it because parents have lost their jobs, through illness or accidents can no longer raise money for school or parents have died. In part, the students try to finance their tuition by working on the market one day a week. But then they are missing in class. Meanwhile, we were able to take over the school fees for over 300 students, so that they could obtain their Abitur.
RENOVATION PRIMARY SCHOOL KUTSCHENRITTER 2010
In 2010, the renovation of the elementary school Kutschenritter in Aného was on. The Rector asked us for help. We organized with a group of our association not only money, but a humanitarian holiday to Togo (of course privately financed by all). For a week was actively tackled together. Togo and Germans dragged, cleaned, built and painted the school a new coat of paint. In addition:
1. the sanitary facilities renovated and equipped with running water.
2. renovated three classrooms and partly equipped with school desks and tables.
3. missing gates and doors of entrances to the school grounds replaced.
If we ask the younger or elder people for Völkerball in Germany, everyone could tell something about it.
Now,many children and youngers in Togo know Völkerball too. In 2018, on the initiative of a man of cologne, we brought the Völkerball mission to Togo. At various schools in cooperation with the German clubs they played it with joy. Thanks to donations in kind from the company Erima and small grants for the sporting meetings through us, now they make intense Völkerball actions. In July this year we could see this at a tournament of three schools in Lomé. Boys and girls showed us how they could put together an already professional acting tournament, supported by Teachers of Sports and German.
FIRST INITIATIVE "TOGOHAUS" COLOGNE 2006
Cologne from 09.06. until 24.06.2006 in the "Bürgerzentrum Köln-Nippes". On initiative of kommTOGOgehweiter e.V there was in cooperation with the culture office Cologne and the civil center Nippes the official World Cup fan camp of the Togolese National team, the "TOGOHAUS". The goal of the charity event was to make Togo more well known locally and to "warm" many citizens for later projects of our association.
SCHOLL PARTNERSHIP "GUGY + LYZA" 2008-2009
Based on a sponsorship run at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium (Gugy) in Bergheim near Cologne, various projects could be realized at the Lycée de Zébévi (Lyza) in Aného/Togo.