malaria ~ yet
nets costs under a pound. Its a sad fact that where people have lived under harsh regimes that harshness almost becomes part of their DNA and certainly children in Togo are seen as having no rights and physical punishment of any
perceived misdemeanours results in savage and response. This is mainly due to a very firmly held traditional belief that regards children in Togo as property.
It is common therefore to see volunteer
work projects not just addressing issues such as HIV/AIDS
where 68,000 have been orphaned by the virus with a
further 10,000 infected themselves but also in child support and empowerment work although most report it is hard going given these traditional beliefs.
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Togo let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!