According to UNESCO, in 2012, only 62% of girls completed primary school in Togo, versus 76% of boys. In rural areas, these numbers are even more stark – only 59% of girls complete school, and 76% of boys.
Basic education does great things for quality of life – and it also helps combat a huge variety of social problems. Girls particularly benefit from achieving at least a primary education. Once a girl is educated, she is more likely to send her own children to school, helping to end one of the major cycles of poverty.
Our approach: partnership and collaboration
We believe that development works best when it’s done by the people who live in a community, using local expertise to meet local needs. That’s why we partner with REJED (Réseau des Jeunes pour le Dévelopement) in Togo, a local non-profit organization committed to increasing access to primary education for everyone in Togo – and especially for women and girls.
We work with REJED in three ways:
- By helping to raise the funds needed for education programs to operate. Through Nukoko Education, anyone in the world can choose to sponsor a girl (for just $30 per year) through our Education 4 All Program, or donate to help fund other operating costs.
- By raising awareness of REJED’s work, and the value of universal primary education as a tool for encouraging development and fighting poverty.
- By collaborating with REJED on key initiatives to support girls’ success in school, like after school girls’ clubs, health literacy and community education.
What we do
Throughout the year, we spread awareness on social media and in the community on the importance of girls’ education. Once a year, we run a dedicated campaign for the Education 4 All program in Togo to raise money to fund a new cohort of girls’ education for the next school year, starting in October.