International Literacy and Development creates sustainable change by meeting physical needs, promoting local language literacy, and collaborating with communities to create business, social, and educational development.
ILAD meets physical needs through clean water initiatives, medical services, and micro finance loans.
ILAD facilitates learning through minority group language development, mother-tongue literacy, agriculture training and educational sponsorships.
ILAD sparks hope by creating sustainable businesses and building community capacity.
Children Deserve Education Without Fear!
No one should have to choose between education and safety. Sadly, this choice is the reality for many young Togolese students. Middle and high schools aren’t available in most rural communities. Children as young as 12 years old must move to towns
far from their homes if they want to continue education. Faced with no good options, many students quit school and are left with very few possibilities for their future.
Those who do continue usually rent a room with other students in the town. With no guidance or protection from parents, these kids, especially young girls are left vulnerable. The young men often become delinquent and get in trouble with the law.
The young women are often sexually pressured by their male peers, and men in the town, and are even bribed by teachers to do sexual “favors” for them.
YOU CAN CHANGE THIS. ILAD is proud to have partnered with a rural community to build a school that will serve 250 students, but we need your help to COMPLETE the last two classrooms and supplement teacher salaries for the first four years until
enrollment grows and the school becomes wholly sustainable.
Each classroom costs $10,000 to build.
Teacher salaries must be supplemented at:
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WHAT WE DO
- Minority Group Language Development
- Mother-Tongue Literacy and Education
- Agricultural Development
- Sustainable Social Business
- Community Health Initiatives
Our vision is to see lives transformed in language communities through literacy and development.