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Capital: Lomé

Language: French

Population: 7 million

Plan International has been working in Togo since 1988, helping poor children access their right to health, education, protection and participation. Our programs benefit 26,320 children in 242 communities in Togo.

Currently, we are focusing on promoting quality basic education for all children living in Plan partner communities. We focus on primary school aged children, preschools and out of school children, and aim to increase their school completion rates from 75% to 85%.

A young girl smiling in a crowd of children
Little girl washing her hands at water tap
Children with their hands up in classroom

Plan international's core areas of activity include:

Economic security
Economic security
Child protection
Child protection

3 reasons why your support is so important:

  • Malaria kills over 3,400 children every year and 43% of children don’t have an insecticide-treated bed net to sleep under.
  • 28% of children aged 5-14 work, with many of them forced to drop out of school.
  • In rural areas, 88% of people don’t have sanitation facilities and 41% don’t have clean water.

How your support is helping Togo:

  • Enhancing the income of vulnerable families through agricultural activities and providing access to financial services. We are also making Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) available to more communities.
  • Improving access to quality health care, safe drinking water, and hygiene and sanitation services.
  • Encouraging communities to get involved through school and water management committees, clubs geared towards youth and women, and training community health and sanitation volunteers across the country.
  • Creating safe school environments by promoting gender equality, improving school governance, diversifying education and promoting violence-free schools.
  • Promoting child and youth leadership to build resilience to fight against abuse and exploitation, and to educate communities on child protection.

Country Comparison

People living in poverty 59% 9%
Mortality of children under 5 85 deaths /1000 births 5 deaths /1000 births
Life expectancy 56 years 81 years

(World Bank, CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization)

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Happy Birthday Bon anniversaire

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