about us- shortly named KTGW
We are an association with members from Germany, France and Togo itself. That is in itself a special feature of the association to be diverse. We founded our club when Togo qualified for the 2006 World Cup - when hardly anyone knew where Togo was.
Togo is a narrow, elongated country in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea. Today Togo is home to about 6 million people from 40 different ethnic groups with an average age of 15 years - which is very young.
Without young people there is no future - whether in Germany or Togo. With mutual understanding and knowledge they can shape the future of tomorrow. The children of today are the movers and shakers of tomorrow, also in Africa. Only with them can the development continue. Therefore our association name (Youth:) come (in:)TOGO (and:) go on (into the future).
From 1884 until the 1st World War, Togo was a German protectorate. Today you can experience in Togo how much the Germans like to be seen there. Even if we are not proud of the colonial times, we can give back what was taken from the people of Togo at that time.
If you are more interested in the history of Togo, we refer you to the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Our greatest concern is to bring together young people from here in Germany and young people from Togo through direct contact and personal experience in order to learn from each other. This is what we want to do. We help Togo to help itself on a humanitarian level, independent of politics and bureaucracy.
One example is our exchange of students from Germany with students in Togo as a 3-week internship in March 2018.
Above all, our current major project with nationwide support for training courses and a training centre is linked to our ambitious goal of promoting medium-sized businesses as the foundation for a functioning society and economy in the long term. So many young people's talents lie idle. We want to help them to develop - so that they can advance their own country with solid and innovative work.
Our association focuses on investing in young people - through close contact, regular exchanges, financial support, individually adapted when we recognize that great motivation and talent are present.
We follow the UN goals for sustainable development.
Chairman: Blaise-Pascal d'Almeida, Deputy Chairperson: Oliver Arnold
Secretary: Dr. Britta Schmitz, Treasurer: Ursula d'Almeida-Deupmann
our board of directors