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18.01.2022 16 January - Fountain Jubilee in Klologo January 16 is a special day in Klologo: On January 16, 2020, the two Kekeli deep bore wells were inaugurated. We want to know if the beneficial effects of fresh water on the health of the population can also be measured. Oh yes, it can be measured, according to reports we received from Klologo. With water: decrease in infections For example, the school administration reports that absenteeism due to illness at the middle and high schools varies greatly: For example, among students from districts with water, absenteeism due to illness in the first grade is 40% for girls and 40% for boys; for young people from districts with water, the figures are 10% and 8%, respectively. As for the diseases themselves, the number of diarrheal diseases, the most widespread consequence of contaminated water, decreased dramatically in the local districts with wells or water supply. Infectious skin diseases and eye diseases also occur much less frequently in the water-supplied districts. Dehydration episodes were only treated in the non-supplied districts. With water: decrease in tardiness and school dropouts Whether or not there is fresh water specifically affects girls. The number of tardies among girls in the districts without water is alarmingly high: They have to fetch water in the morning from an old surface well or pond - both not hygienic water sources! - and sometimes have to walk one and a half kilometers. These delays affect performance; especially since in the districts without fresh water, girls often stay home when they have their periods, thus missing classes again - for lack of hygienic facilities. These absences accumulate, and the students lose touch; this, in addition to early pregnancies, which our girls' project addresses, leads to increased school dropouts among girls. With water: Healthy nutrition through more vegetables Increasingly, the women in Klologo are beginning to use the water to water their gardens and plant vegetable beds for their own use or to sell at market. They are working closely together and sharing their initial experiences. A school garden is being considered, as well as a plantation of olive trees for a cooperative of village women. The soil is fertile! 08.01.2022 A song of praise for Kekeli Matthias, the son of our main contact person from the CVD in Klologo, has written and set to music a true hymn of praise - to the chairman of our association Kekeli Togo, Michel Frenzel-Assih, the "savior of Klologo", as he calls him, and to Kekeli Togo and all sponsors and donors. The young man, who is studying business administration in Lomé, performed the song on January 1 after the New Year's run. The audience: the village community and the young runners who had participated in the 4000-meter cross, as well as the Chef du Village, the team from the CVD, our local project partner, and the girls' committee that oversees our girls' project. "Klologo, you are blessed by the hand of God. God sent us his only son to save us, but Klologo has received his special savior. Michel Frenzel-Assih! Thank you, thank you and all your partners, thank you, thank you!" reads a refrain of the bilingual song (many of Klologo's adult residents are illiterate and speak only Ewe, not French; children learn French only in school). The lyrics: Thanks for the Kekeli Projects Thanks are given for the wells that guarantee health, for the school education secured (through our girls' project), for the micro-credits that help build livelihoods, for the supply of food during the first COVID summer, for the equipment of the soccer teams (girls and boys) and for the girls' house. The opening and closing refrains of the song refer to the name of our association: in Ewe, Kekeli means divine light: "Kekeli, kekeli ɖe wo nyo kekeli te viviti ɖa ga kekeli né klin: (Kekeli, as the name says: we were in darkness, then Kekeli came, and now everything shines for us)." The praise of our association underlines the fact that in the two and a half years of its existence and activity, Kekeli has already become a "brand" with a high recognition value in Klologo, a constant factor that is counted on in the village. The entire population stands behind our projects. And that can only be good in terms of the desired sustainability! Two years of fresh water January 16, two years ago, was a very important day in Klologo: On January 16, 2019, our two wells in Klologo were very solemnly inaugurated! They supply three parts of the village with a large network of pipes. We had "stemmed" the deep- drilled wells with funds from our own ranks; the company Wilo donated us a submersible pump with solar drive; the company M&M took over their transport. For the wells, our partner CVD has set up a maintenance and monitoring team. Once a year the water tanks and the solar cells are professionally cleaned, for no repairs the (small) contributions are intended, which are raised for the water withdrawal all-inclusive. By the way, more and more the water is also used to irrigate small fields and gardens; the women in the parts of the village with wells can expand their vegetable cultivation, for the family's own needs and also for sale on the market. 05.01.2022 And another new tradition: the New Year's run After the Christmas banquet, now the girls' New Year's run - in Klologo, community life becomes more intense. And time and again, Azoli Yéyé, the girls' center, serves as a meeting place. This was also the case with the girls' New Year's run. The 4000-meter cross-country run was held for two age groups: Girls under and over twelve years old competed. Most of them barefoot or wearing flip-flops.... 70 girls participated in total, as well as 20 boys who participated without scoring. The winners were presented with prizes - by the Chef du Village and by representatives of the Girls' Committee.

News 2022

© Kekeli Togo e.V.
Thank you for your support!
18.01.2022 16 January - Fountain Jubilee in Klologo January 16 is a special day in Klologo: On January 16, 2020, the two Kekeli deep bore wells were inaugurated. We want to know if the beneficial effects of fresh water on the health of the population can also be measured. Oh yes, it can be measured, according to reports we received from Klologo. With water: decrease in infections For example, the school administration reports that absenteeism due to illness at the middle and high schools varies greatly: For example, among students from districts with water, absenteeism due to illness in the first grade is 40% for girls and 40% for boys; for young people from districts with water, the figures are 10% and 8%, respectively. As for the diseases themselves, the number of diarrheal diseases, the most widespread consequence of contaminated water, decreased dramatically in the local districts with wells or water supply. Infectious skin diseases and eye diseases also occur much less frequently in the water-supplied districts. Dehydration episodes were only treated in the non-supplied districts. With water: decrease in tardiness and school dropouts Whether or not there is fresh water specifically affects girls. The number of tardies among girls in the districts without water is alarmingly high: They have to fetch water in the morning from an old surface well or pond - both not hygienic water sources! - and sometimes have to walk one and a half kilometers. These delays affect performance; especially since in the districts without fresh water, girls often stay home when they have their periods, thus missing classes again - for lack of hygienic facilities. These absences accumulate, and the students lose touch; this, in addition to early pregnancies, which our girls' project addresses, leads to increased school dropouts among girls. With water: Healthy nutrition through more vegetables Increasingly, the women in Klologo are beginning to use the water to water their gardens and plant vegetable beds for their own use or to sell at market. They are working closely together and sharing their initial experiences. A school garden is being considered, as well as a plantation of olive trees for a cooperative of village women. The soil is fertile! 08.01.2022 A song of praise for Kekeli Matthias, the son of our main contact person from the CVD in Klologo, has written and set to music a true hymn of praise - to the chairman of our association Kekeli Togo, Michel Frenzel-Assih, the "savior of Klologo", as he calls him, and to Kekeli Togo and all sponsors and donors. The young man, who is studying business administration in Lomé, performed the song on January 1 after the New Year's run. The audience: the village community and the young runners who had participated in the 4000-meter cross, as well as the Chef du Village, the team from the CVD, our local project partner, and the girls' committee that oversees our girls' project. "Klologo, you are blessed by the hand of God. God sent us his only son to save us, but Klologo has received his special savior. Michel Frenzel-Assih! Thank you, thank you and all your partners, thank you, thank you!" reads a refrain of the bilingual song (many of Klologo's adult residents are illiterate and speak only Ewe, not French; children learn French only in school). The lyrics: Thanks for the Kekeli Projects Thanks are given for the wells that guarantee health, for the school education secured (through our girls' project), for the micro-credits that help build livelihoods, for the supply of food during the first COVID summer, for the equipment of the soccer teams (girls and boys) and for the girls' house. The opening and closing refrains of the song refer to the name of our association: in Ewe, Kekeli means divine light: "Kekeli, kekeli ɖe wo nyo kekeli te viviti ɖa ga kekeli klin: (Kekeli, as the name says: we were in darkness, then Kekeli came, and now everything shines for us)." The praise of our association underlines the fact that in the two and a half years of its existence and activity, Kekeli has already become a "brand" with a high recognition value in Klologo, a constant factor that is counted on in the village. The entire population stands behind our projects. And that can only be good in terms of the desired sustainability! Two years of fresh water January 16, two years ago, was a very important day in Klologo: On January 16, 2019, our two wells in Klologo were very solemnly inaugurated! They supply three parts of the village with a large network of pipes. We had "stemmed" the deep- drilled wells with funds from our own ranks; the company Wilo donated us a submersible pump with solar drive; the company M&M took over their transport. For the wells, our partner CVD has set up a maintenance and monitoring team. Once a year the water tanks and the solar cells are professionally cleaned, for no repairs the (small) contributions are intended, which are raised for the water withdrawal all-inclusive. By the way, more and more the water is also used to irrigate small fields and gardens; the women in the parts of the village with wells can expand their vegetable cultivation, for the family's own needs and also for sale on the market. 05.01.2022 And another new tradition: the New Year's run After the Christmas banquet, now the girls' New Year's run - in Klologo, community life becomes more intense. And time and again, Azoli Yéyé, the girls' center, serves as a meeting place. This was also the case with the girls' New Year's run. The 4000-meter cross-country run was held for two age groups: Girls under and over twelve years old competed. Most of them barefoot or wearing flip- flops.... 70 girls participated in total, as well as 20 boys who participated without scoring. The winners were presented with prizes - by the Chef du Village and by representatives of the Girls' Committee.