Volunteer Work Togo

Togo, a narrow strip of land on Africa’s west coast, gained independence from France in 1960 however has faced challenges in building a stable economy, remaining dependent on foreign aid. Whilst there are volunteer work opportunities in Togo, the fact that it has only recently emerged as a tentative democracy since 2007 has hampered progress in a country ranked in 162nd place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of just 61.04 years (2020). NGOs and other volunteer organisations are now returning to the country desite and periodic outbursts of violent protests by frustrated citizens. Half of all children in Togo live under the international poverty line and one out of every thirty children in Togo die of the preventable disease malaria ~ yet nets costs under a pound.

It's 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 children in Togo are regarded 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.

Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Togo were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the permanent closure of some volunteer opportunities and restrictions on others. Hopefully things are now beginning to return to normal. 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!

Volunteer Work Togo

Volunteer Work Togo

Volunteer Work Togo

Volunteer Work Togo

Volunteer Work Togo



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