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Project Gender Theme

The Kekeli Togo Girls Project Our "Girls Project", a project for the protection and promotion of girls in Klologo, aims to create an environment where adolescent girls in the village are protected from early pregnancy and early marriage, where their rights are respected, and their full development is guaranteed. This enables them to complete their schooling and learn a trade suited to their abilities, opening the way out of poverty. A local committee takes over the support of the girls on a voluntary basis; a suitable meeting place, the girls' house, is being renovated with the help of an earmarked individual donation; a medically trained contact person for the girls is currently being trained at the expense of the association; here as well as there, donations in kind of contraceptives, condoms, washable sanitary napkins are being sought. The perfect complement to this holistic girls' project is a sanitary building just for girls (and women). In sub-Saharan Africa, there is a lack of toilets for everyone, but especially toilets for women. Women and girls are disadvantaged because of their menstruation. Menstruation is associated with shame and taboo; menstrual blood is considered unclean; if a woman leaves menstrual blood in the open, in a field for example, the field is considered "polluted" and there is fear of a poor harvest! This is about human dignity, the dignity of girls and women! This discrimination of women, this compulsion to shame imposed by the environment is countered by a sanitary building especially for girls / women; it offers the girls and women security, protection of privacy and discretion. (There are a few very old latrines in Klologo, without hand-washing basins, as well as one we built without funding, lighted, with basins and 12 cubicles. Here we have women's toilets and men's toilets next to each other, in one room; the concrete seat in men's toilets is wider in diameter, usually a little higher as well. However, so far there is no facility reserved for women and girls - that would be a novelty with an exemplary character). The facility is maintained and managed by the local committee, i.e. checked for functionality and damage if necessary, supplied with soap, cleaned. The high commitment of Chef du Village and CVD to the previous Kekeli projects (well, latrine, kindergarten extension building) leads to the assumption that the sanitary building will remain in good condition for a very long time. The Kekeli Togo Girls Project is based on five pillars: I) A local committee for the protection and promotion of girls in Klologo. The local committee (Comitée pour la Protection et Promotion des Jeunes Filles, CPPJF), founded in November 2020 immediately after initial preliminary discussions between the association and decision-makers in Klologo, takes over training and education and accompanies the girls as mentors until they finish school. The girls are also trained in self-confidence and personality development. A recreational program (gymnastics, choir, creative design) completes the program. II) A medically trained contact person for the girls The costs of the three-year diploma training of a medical representative (Déléguée Médicale) are covered by the association, costs: EUR 3,000; the amount was an individual donation of a member. Start of training: December 2020. The young woman will be available to the girls and support the local nurse / midwife. III) A girls' house as a training center and meeting place The girls will have a girls' center where they can be among themselves, develop community and empower each other. Here they are trained, enlightened, encouraged. With the help of a single donation, the association Kekeli Togo will cover the renovation costs (new roof truss, new roof etc.) of a vacant 110 sqm building provided by the Chef du Village. Costs: EUR 5.700. Start of construction at the beginning of February 2021; completion at the end of March 2021. The association will also cover the costs for the furnishing with plastic chairs and tables, as well as for the necessary IT equipment (two laptops, beamer, DVD player, loudspeakers etc.) - here a total of EUR 2.000 is estimated. However, we are currently trying to obtain the equipment from relevant companies as donations in kind. IV) Contraceptives, condoms, sanitary napkins In the context of education about personal hygiene, contraceptives, condoms, we want to give concrete help to the girls. Both the Kekeli Togo Association and the local committee are currently seeking donations in kind from NGOs and from the "Apotheker Helfen" association: Contraceptive syringes (Sayana Press), condoms, washable sanitary napkins, (keyword period poverty!). Washable sanitary napkins are also sewn by trainee seamstresses in the village, whose training we pay for. The Münchberg company Frank Walder has agreed to sew washable sanitary napkins for Klologo; the nonwoven fabric has been donated by the Hof company Mündel. The association is still looking for donations for material - there should be sanitary napkins for years to come! N.B.: Contraceptives are not administered by the committee, but by the nurse / midwife of the local health center (for minors in consultation with the parents). She is also a member of the CPPJF. V) A sanitary building for girls and women only. Construction of a sanitary building with six toilet cubicles (WC), two shower cubicles with two showers each, a sanitary room and four washbasins only for girls (and women) in the school yard between middle and high school. Girls can perform their menstrual hygiene there during their period without the usual shame and also otherwise be undisturbed and without male glances among their peers. The sanitary building especially for women and girls - the first in the area - complements and crowns Kekeli Togo's project to promote and protect young girls. Construction costs for this: EUR 12,000. Part of the cost has already been pledged to us by two foundations. We are still looking for donations for this project. The Kekeli Girls Project is ready to start Klologo. The committee is already in place and the project is due to start in spring 2021: The Kekeli Girls Project is taking shape. Two school mothers, two schoolgirls, a secondary school teacher, a retired school counsellor and a primary school teacher are on the committee that was founded on 9 November in Klologo. With the "Project for the Protection and Promotion of Girls", we want to ensure that so many teenage girls no longer leave school. Without education, they cannot escape the poverty into which they were born. The figures recently reported to us by the censor of the three schools in Klologo are frightening: at the high school, the percentage of girls is only 15 percent, and of these, 21 percent dropped out last school year, due to early pregnancy and because they are not supported at home. We want to change that. The girls, women and men of the committee help us to do this by educating the girls - an absolutely taboo subject in many local families! - and strengthen their self-esteem, teach them to stand up for themselves and to say no. They also give them the necessary support. And also give them the necessary support to finish school. The boys should also be educated; we will also have to talk about contraception. If we succeed in this, if we keep more girls in school, we will significantly increase their chances of finding a job and contribute not only to improving education in the village, but also to improving the economic situation and to more gender equality. All important UN goals, which we are realising a little further with this. For girls We are planning a new project in close cooperation with the French Association Kekeli: We want to protect young girls from unwanted, early pregnancies: They drop out of school, do not learn a profession and are in danger of slipping into the precariat without future prospects. It is our contribution to the empowerment of women. To this end, we are planning to set up a local committee that will do the educational work, also towards the parents, and also offer contraceptives to teenagers of both sexes. The aim is to get more girls to finish school - the school drop-out rate due to pregnancy is enormously high in rural areas in Togo. The number of "private" abortions, which often endanger the health of young women, will also decrease. 25.09.2020 The Kekeli Girls' House In winter, as reported, we launched a "girls" project in Klologo with the aim of reducing the high number of school dropouts due to early pregnancy through education, and through girl empowerment to give girls the self-confidence to pay attention to and seize their opportunities. Early pregnancy closes off girls' educational pathways and ultimately their pathway to the workforce. We want to give the girls the opportunity to decide for themselves to break out of the vicious circle - girl growing up in poverty - early pregnancy - no job - wife/mother living in poverty. In Klologo, a team of seven volunteers was immediately formed to take matters into their own hands as the Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Girls (Comité pour la Protection et Promotion des Jeunes Filles, CPPJF). Here we go... Now the girls' project is becoming concrete: at the moment, with the help of an individual donation from one of our members, we are renovating a house (photo) that the Chef du Village is giving us free of charge; it will be the meeting place for the girls. There, the CPPJF will offer them a comprehensive range of recreational and educational activities, from gymnastics and creative activities to health awareness, especially education and information on pregnancy and contraception. To this end, the village nurse/midwife will also hold training sessions. The target group is primarily the approximately 250 girls at the middle school and high school. The boys are also the target group, and they will also be educated about contraception. Overall, however, our project is aimed at the entire community - if, thanks to the work of the committee, the girls experience more protection and behavior changes, i.e. there are fewer school dropouts, more girls have the confidence to graduate and enter the workforce, i.e. escape poverty, this benefits the entire community. 13.02.2021 There is already a song... "Dear sisters, get up. It's time to get ready! Dear brothers! Get up...!" These are the lyrics of the hymn that the girls of Klologo have invented as their song, their call and self-motivation to go along with the new path that Kekeli Togo is showing them with the Girls' Project. This is how it is planned: The Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Girls in Klologo, which was founded locally in December, will take over the training and education and accompany the girls as mentors until they finish school. The girls are also trained in self- confidence and personality development. The program is rounded off by leisure activities. The aim is to solve the problem of the many school dropouts due to early pregnancy in the long term. While waiting for the completion of the girls' house as a meeting place and training building (see report on the girls' house), the members of the committee have already committed the girls to the new path and encouraged them to participate actively. This can only go well, one thinks at the sight of the singing girls. to the video THIS IS OUR ANTHEM: Young people, rise to serve Young people, why do you hang around? It's time to get ready It's time, get up dear sisters. It is time to get ready It is time, rise up dear brothers.
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Project Gender Theme

The Kekeli Togo Girls Project Our "Girls Project", a project for the protection and promotion of girls in Klologo, aims to create an environment where adolescent girls in the village are protected from early pregnancy and early marriage, where their rights are respected, and their full development is guaranteed. This enables them to complete their schooling and learn a trade suited to their abilities, opening the way out of poverty. A local committee takes over the support of the girls on a voluntary basis; a suitable meeting place, the girls' house, is being renovated with the help of an earmarked individual donation; a medically trained contact person for the girls is currently being trained at the expense of the association; here as well as there, donations in kind of contraceptives, condoms, washable sanitary napkins are being sought. The perfect complement to this holistic girls' project is a sanitary building just for girls (and women). In sub-Saharan Africa, there is a lack of toilets for everyone, but especially toilets for women. Women and girls are disadvantaged because of their menstruation. Menstruation is associated with shame and taboo; menstrual blood is considered unclean; if a woman leaves menstrual blood in the open, in a field for example, the field is considered "polluted" and there is fear of a poor harvest! This is about human dignity, the dignity of girls and women! This discrimination of women, this compulsion to shame imposed by the environment is countered by a sanitary building especially for girls / women; it offers the girls and women security, protection of privacy and discretion. (There are a few very old latrines in Klologo, without hand- washing basins, as well as one we built without funding, lighted, with basins and 12 cubicles. Here we have women's toilets and men's toilets next to each other, in one room; the concrete seat in men's toilets is wider in diameter, usually a little higher as well. However, so far there is no facility reserved for women and girls - that would be a novelty with an exemplary character). The facility is maintained and managed by the local committee, i.e. checked for functionality and damage if necessary, supplied with soap, cleaned. The high commitment of Chef du Village and CVD to the previous Kekeli projects (well, latrine, kindergarten extension building) leads to the assumption that the sanitary building will remain in good condition for a very long time. The Kekeli Togo Girls Project is based on five pillars: I) A local committee for the protection and promotion of girls in Klologo. The local committee (Comitée pour la Protection et Promotion des Jeunes Filles, CPPJF), founded in November 2020 immediately after initial preliminary discussions between the association and decision-makers in Klologo, takes over training and education and accompanies the girls as mentors until they finish school. The girls are also trained in self- confidence and personality development. A recreational program (gymnastics, choir, creative design) completes the program. II) A medically trained contact person for the girls The costs of the three-year diploma training of a medical representative (Déléguée Médicale) are covered by the association, costs: EUR 3,000; the amount was an individual donation of a member. Start of training: December 2020. The young woman will be available to the girls and support the local nurse / midwife. III) A girls' house as a training center and meeting place The girls will have a girls' center where they can be among themselves, develop community and empower each other. Here they are trained, enlightened, encouraged. With the help of a single donation, the association Kekeli Togo will cover the renovation costs (new roof truss, new roof etc.) of a vacant 110 sqm building provided by the Chef du Village. Costs: EUR 5.700. Start of construction at the beginning of February 2021; completion at the end of March 2021. The association will also cover the costs for the furnishing with plastic chairs and tables, as well as for the necessary IT equipment (two laptops, beamer, DVD player, loudspeakers etc.) - here a total of EUR 2.000 is estimated. However, we are currently trying to obtain the equipment from relevant companies as donations in kind. IV) Contraceptives, condoms, sanitary napkins In the context of education about personal hygiene, contraceptives, condoms, we want to give concrete help to the girls. Both the Kekeli Togo Association and the local committee are currently seeking donations in kind from NGOs and from the "Apotheker Helfen" association: Contraceptive syringes (Sayana Press), condoms, washable sanitary napkins, (keyword period poverty!). Washable sanitary napkins are also sewn by trainee seamstresses in the village, whose training we pay for. The Münchberg company Frank Walder has agreed to sew washable sanitary napkins for Klologo; the nonwoven fabric has been donated by the Hof company Mündel. The association is still looking for donations for material - there should be sanitary napkins for years to come! N.B.: Contraceptives are not administered by the committee, but by the nurse / midwife of the local health center (for minors in consultation with the parents). She is also a member of the CPPJF. V) A sanitary building for girls and women only. Construction of a sanitary building with six toilet cubicles (WC), two shower cubicles with two showers each, a sanitary room and four washbasins only for girls (and women) in the school yard between middle and high school. Girls can perform their menstrual hygiene there during their period without the usual shame and also otherwise be undisturbed and without male glances among their peers. The sanitary building especially for women and girls - the first in the area - complements and crowns Kekeli Togo's project to promote and protect young girls. Construction costs for this: EUR 12,000. Part of the cost has already been pledged to us by two foundations. We are still looking for donations for this project. The Kekeli Girls Project is ready to start Klologo. The committee is already in place and the project is due to start in spring 2021: The Kekeli Girls Project is taking shape. Two school mothers, two schoolgirls, a secondary school teacher, a retired school counsellor and a primary school teacher are on the committee that was founded on 9 November in Klologo. With the "Project for the Protection and Promotion of Girls", we want to ensure that so many teenage girls no longer leave school. Without education, they cannot escape the poverty into which they were born. The figures recently reported to us by the censor of the three schools in Klologo are frightening: at the high school, the percentage of girls is only 15 percent, and of these, 21 percent dropped out last school year, due to early pregnancy and because they are not supported at home. We want to change that. The girls, women and men of the committee help us to do this by educating the girls - an absolutely taboo subject in many local families! - and strengthen their self-esteem, teach them to stand up for themselves and to say no. They also give them the necessary support. And also give them the necessary support to finish school. The boys should also be educated; we will also have to talk about contraception. If we succeed in this, if we keep more girls in school, we will significantly increase their chances of finding a job and contribute not only to improving education in the village, but also to improving the economic situation and to more gender equality. All important UN goals, which we are realising a little further with this. For girls We are planning a new project in close cooperation with the French Association Kekeli: We want to protect young girls from unwanted, early pregnancies: They drop out of school, do not learn a profession and are in danger of slipping into the precariat without future prospects. It is our contribution to the empowerment of women. To this end, we are planning to set up a local committee that will do the educational work, also towards the parents, and also offer contraceptives to teenagers of both sexes. The aim is to get more girls to finish school - the school drop-out rate due to pregnancy is enormously high in rural areas in Togo. The number of "private" abortions, which often endanger the health of young women, will also decrease. 25.09.2020 The Kekeli Girls' House In winter, as reported, we launched a "girls" project in Klologo with the aim of reducing the high number of school dropouts due to early pregnancy through education, and through girl empowerment to give girls the self-confidence to pay attention to and seize their opportunities. Early pregnancy closes off girls' educational pathways and ultimately their pathway to the workforce. We want to give the girls the opportunity to decide for themselves to break out of the vicious circle - girl growing up in poverty - early pregnancy - no job - wife/mother living in poverty. In Klologo, a team of seven volunteers was immediately formed to take matters into their own hands as the Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Girls (Comité pour la Protection et Promotion des Jeunes Filles, CPPJF). Here we go... Now the girls' project is becoming concrete: at the moment, with the help of an individual donation from one of our members, we are renovating a house (photo) that the Chef du Village is giving us free of charge; it will be the meeting place for the girls. There, the CPPJF will offer them a comprehensive range of recreational and educational activities, from gymnastics and creative activities to health awareness, especially education and information on pregnancy and contraception. To this end, the village nurse/midwife will also hold training sessions. The target group is primarily the approximately 250 girls at the middle school and high school. The boys are also the target group, and they will also be educated about contraception. Overall, however, our project is aimed at the entire community - if, thanks to the work of the committee, the girls experience more protection and behavior changes, i.e. there are fewer school dropouts, more girls have the confidence to graduate and enter the workforce, i.e. escape poverty, this benefits the entire community. 13.02.2021 There is already a song... "Dear sisters, get up. It's time to get ready! Dear brothers! Get up...!" These are the lyrics of the hymn that the girls of Klologo have invented as their song, their call and self- motivation to go along with the new path that Kekeli Togo is showing them with the Girls' Project. This is how it is planned: The Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Girls in Klologo, which was founded locally in December, will take over the training and education and accompany the girls as mentors until they finish school. The girls are also trained in self-confidence and personality development. The program is rounded off by leisure activities. The aim is to solve the problem of the many school dropouts due to early pregnancy in the long term. While waiting for the completion of the girls' house as a meeting place and training building (see report on the girls' house), the members of the committee have already committed the girls to the new path and encouraged them to participate actively. This can only go well, one thinks at the sight of the singing girls. to the video THIS IS OUR ANTHEM: Young people, rise to serve Young people, why do you hang around? It's time to get ready It's time, get up dear sisters. It is time to get ready It is time, rise up dear brothers.
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