Kekeli Togo e.V.

About us

Our origins

Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, 53, founder and chairman of Kekeli Togo e.V., was born in Togo and has lived in Hof since 1995. He describes how the idea of a fountain for Klologo came about. It was on my last visit to Togo: We were sitting in the car on the way to Klologo, our mother's village, my brothers and I. Near the school, children walk past us in the midday heat - at temperatures between 40° and 45° C. "Where are they going in this heat?" I ask. " They quickly head home to drink water and eat something; the afternoon classes start in two hours," explains my brother Pierre, who lives in Lomé. That was fwe years ago. The experience awakened in us a heart's desire, a vision: we are building a fountain for Klologo. Now we want to put the idea into practice. Just like back then, the schoolchildren still walk home and back at noon on their way to school, some of which is up to seven kilometres long. Like Akouvi, who is now eight years old and attends second grade. Klologo is a village with 5000 inhabitants, 80 kilometers northeast of the capital Lomé. Klologo also includes other surrounding communities within a radius of up to seven kilometres. The communities have no water, no electricity, no toilets, neither public nor private. We chose Klologo because the head of the village enjoys our full confldence.He is highly motivated and is also committed to the school,where more than 1100 children and young people between the ages of flve and 18 are taught. The head of the schooland the teachers are also very committed; they work under the most difflcult conditions.And so do the children!

To the water:

Rainwater accumulates with dust and dirt particles in a hollow and forms a pond - the only source of

water for the village and school; laundry is washed there, animals are soaked there. As a result, the

water is polluted and leads to diseases such as typhoid fever, amoebic infarction, poliomyelitis,

trichomonas and diarrhoea. The illness rate in the village is accordingly high, also among the

schoolchidren.

The fountain will change that! lt will work with solar energy - the climatically adequate solution. An

experienced local drilling company will be commissioned. The project will be completely supervised by

Kekeli e.V., with the full support of the local authorities. The CIDK (Comite lntervillageois de

Developpement de Klologo), a committee for the promotion of Klologo, and the team of the drilling

company will ensure the participation of the villagers in the maintenance of the weil.

lt is our great hope to make this vision a reality with the help of donations.

We thank from the bottom of our hearts on behalf of the people of Klologo!

Hof, July 2J19

Kossih Michel Frenzel-Assih

The founding members Kekeli Togo e.V. from the left: Paninam Adjomé, Carmen Steinhäußer, Kathrin Wich, Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, Petra Frenzel, Katatlin Kelnhofer, Corina Konrad and Badatana Koudema.
Gert Böhm Our Sponsor, Helper, and Supporter.
The three brothers Michel Kossih, Tossim and Pierre during their visit to Klologo.
Ulrike Auffhammer (Journalist) Our Sponsor, Helper and Supporter.
Wir danken folgenden Firmen für Ihre großzügigen Spenden!
© Kekeli Togo e.V. K. W.
Kekeli Togo e.V.

About us

Our origins

Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, 53, founder and chairman of Kekeli Togo e.V., was born in Togo and has lived in Hof since 1995. He describes how the idea of a fountain for Klologo came about. It was on my last visit to Togo: We were sitting in the car on the way to Klologo, our mother's village, my brothers and I. Near the school, children walk past us in the midday heat - at temperatures between 40° and 45° C. "Where are they going in this heat?" I ask. " They quickly head home to drink water and eat something; the afternoon classes start in two hours," explains my brother Pierre, who lives in Lomé. That was fwe years ago. The experience awakened in us a heart's desire, a vision: we are building a fountain for Klologo. Now we want to put the idea into practice. Just like back then, the schoolchildren still walk home and back at noon on their way to school, some of which is up to seven kilometres long. Like Akouvi, who is now eight years old and attends second grade. Klologo is a village with 5000 inhabitants, 80 kilometers northeast of the capital Lomé. Klologo also includes other surrounding communities within a radius of up to seven kilometres. The communities have no water, no electricity, no toilets, neither public nor private. We chose Klologo because the head of the village enjoys our full confldence.He is highly motivated and is also committed to the school,where more than 1100 children and young people between the ages of flve and 18 are taught. The head of the schooland the teachers are also very committed; they work under the most difflcult conditions.And so do the children!

To the water:

Rainwater accumulates with dust and dirt particles in a hollow and forms a

pond - the only source of water for the village and school; laundry is washed

there, animals are soaked there. As a result, the water is polluted and leads to

diseases such as typhoid fever, amoebic infarction, poliomyelitis, trichomonas

and diarrhoea. The illness rate in the village is accordingly high, also among

the schoolchidren.

The fountain will change that! lt will work with solar energy - the climatically

adequate solution. An experienced local drilling company will be

commissioned. The project will be completely supervised by Kekeli e.V., with

the full support of the local authorities. The CIDK (Comite lntervillageois de

Developpement de Klologo), a committee for the promotion of Klologo, and

the team of the drilling company will ensure the participation of the villagers in

the maintenance of the weil.

lt is our great hope to make this vision a reality with the help of donations.

We thank from the bottom of our hearts on behalf of the people of Klologo!

Hof, July 2J19

Kossih Michel Frenzel-Assih

Gert Böhm Our Sponsor, Helper, and Supporter.
The founding members Kekeli Togo e.V. from the left: Paninam Adjomé, Carmen Steinhäußer, Kathrin Wich, Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, Petra Frenzel, Katatlin Kelnhofer, Corina Konrad and Badatana Koudema.
The three brothers Michel Kossih, Tossim and Pierre during their visit to Klologo.
Ulrike Auffhammer (Journalist) Our Sponsor, Helper and Supporter.
Wir danken folgenden Firmen für Ihre großzügigen Spenden!
© Kekeli Togo e.V. K. W.