Secondary School Initiative
Region: West Africa
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!
Seven well-qualified and safe teachers have been hired, but we need to supplement their salaries until enrollment grows and the school becomes wholly sustainable.
$167 a month pays the salary of one teacher, and changes the lives of countless generations. $14,000 pays all seven teachers for a year.
Please give children an education and hope for a brighter future.