Julienne’s statuesque figure commands attention in the classroom when she rises to teach a literacy class that meets in Togo’s capitol, Lomé. While the class meets in an unfinished room three stories up, Julienne is dressed in a long green and navy traditionally patterned expertly tailored dress. She gestures elegantly with her long fingers as she explains how there was an urgent need for mother-tongue literacy instruction. So many want to learn to read and write and this caused her to become a teacher after completing the course. It brings Julienne such joy to see women for the very first time, read and write in their own language. At home, Julienne is happy to help her children with their Eve homework.