Togo

Togo flag

Bonjour / Hello from Togo

Language: French

Togo boasts gorgeous, palm-fringed beaches and lush, forested hills. It is also a country of extreme poverty where children face challenges in the quest for education and well-being. Compassion-assisted children experience these realities daily. But at the Compassion center, there is hope.

Togo Stats

POPULATION: 8,186,384
51% Indigenous Beliefs
29% Christian
20% Muslim

66,030
CHILDREN SERVED

270
CHURCHES SERVING

12
YEARS SERVING TOGO

A group of boys in school uniform eating outside

A group of boys sit together and eat nutritious food at their child development center.

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A mother holds her twin toddlers outside the child development center

A mother holds her twin toddlers outside the child development center.

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Children eagerly raise their hands in the classroom

Children eagerly raise their hands in the classroom.

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A teen boy holding a soccer ball

A boy holds a soccer ball while sitting on a wall.

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A mother holds and kisses her young child

A mother holds and kisses her young child.

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Children gather happily outside their child development center

Children gather happily outside their child development center.

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A young girl sits and colors

A young girl sits and colors.

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A group of children play joyfully on a playground

A group of children play joyfully on a playground.

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A girl standing outside in front of a bike

A girl leans proudly against the wall of her home.

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A girl holds hands with her grandmother

A girl holds hands with her grandmother.

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COMPASSION IN TOGO

When do children visit the Compassion center?

  • Children age 3 to 8 years old go to the center for 8 hours on Saturdays.
  • Students age 9 and older attend 6 hours every Saturday.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT IN TOGO

Issue: Education is not prioritized in Togo. While many children attend primary school, only about 41% of children are enrolled in secondary school. Only 60% of teens are literate, and recently 59% of students failed the government final exam for their grade level.

Response: Staff ensure that every registered student is able to attend school. They also provide tutoring and teach parents about the value of education. Compassion Togo is celebrating that 85% of registered children are thriving in school!

Prayer Point: Pray for the children of Togo — that they will be motivated to stay in school, excel in their studies and dream big for their futures.

Children filling up a classroom in Togo

Beneficiaries receive educational support at their child development centers.

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Visit the Compassion blog to learn more about our work in Togo.

Did You Know?

Music and dance are very important to Togolese culture. Modern artists have embraced Afropop, a mix of African music styles and American pop music.

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Togo Fast Facts

Official Name: Togolese republic

Form of Government: Presidential Republic

Capital: Lome

Population: 8,186,384

Official Language: French

Currency: West African CFA franc

Area: 21,924 square miles (56,785 square kilometers)

Compassion has been working in Togo since 2008. These Togo facts and statistics provide a good picture of the reality of poverty and how child sponsorship through Compassion is making a difference.

Poverty is a problem in the country of Togo but with your support, Compassion is working to change this. The Togo facts tell a difficult story, but Compassion is bringing hope in the midst of the difficulties. Our programs are changing the statistics one child at a time.

Don't let the hopelessness of poverty overwhelm you. You can make a difference to a child in Togo today!