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 well for Klologo came about. "It was during my last visit to Togo: we were sitting in the car on the way to Klologo, our mother's village, my brothers and me. Near the school, in the greatest midday heat - with temperatures between 40° and 45° C - children run past us. "Where are they running to in this heat?" I ask. "They are running home quickly to drink water and eat something; afternoon classes start in two hours," explains my brother Pierre, who lives in Lomé. That was five years ago. The experience awakened in us a heartfelt desire, a vision: We
will build a well for Klologo. Now we want to put the idea into practice. Just like back then, the schoolchildren today still walk their way home and back to school, some of them up to seven kilometres long, at lunchtime. Like Akouvi, who is now eight years old and attends the second grade. Klologo is a village with 5000 inhabitants, about 70 kilometres north-east of the capital Lomé. Klologo includes other surrounding communities within a radius of up to seven kilometres. The communities all have no water, no electricity, there are no toilets, neither public nor private. We chose Klologo because the village chief has our full confidence. He is highly motivated and also committed to the school, where over 1100 children and young people between five and 18 are taught. The head of the school and the teachers are also very committed; they work under the most difficult conditions. And so are the children!

To the water:

Rainwater

collects

with

dust

and

dirt

particles

in

a

depression

and

forms

a

pond

-

the

only

source

of

water

to

supply

the

village

and

school;

laundry

is

washed

there,

animals

are

watered

there.

As

a

result,

the

water

is

contaminated

and

leads

to

diseases

such

as

typhoid,

amoebic

ruhr,

poliomyelitis,

trichomonas,

diarrhoea.

The

disease

rate

in

the

village

is

correspondingly

high,

even

among the school children.

The

well

will

change

that!

It

will

work

with

solar

energy

-

the

climatically

adequate

solution.

An

experienced

local

drilling

company

will

be

contracted.

The

project

is

completely

supervised

by

Kekeli

e.V.,

with

the

full

support

of

the

local

authorities.

The

CIDK

(Comité

Intervillageois

de

Développement

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

construction

and

maintenance of the well.

Our

great

hope

is

to

make

this

vision

a

reality

with the help of donations."

We

thank

you

from

the

bottom

of

our

hearts

on

behalf of the residents of Klologo!

Hof, July 2019

About us

Our emergence

The three brothers Michel Kossih, Tossim and Christian during their visit to Klologo.
The founding members of Kekeli Togo e.V. from left: Paninam Adjomé, Carmen Steinhäußer, Kathrin Wich, Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, Petra Frenzel, Katatlin Kelnhofer, Corina Konrad and Badatana Koudema.
Die Gründungsmitlgieder Kekeli Togo e.V. von links: Paninam Adjomé, Carmen Steinhäußer, Kathrin Wich, Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, Petra Frenzel, Katatlin Kelnhofer, Corina Konrad und Badatana Koudema.
© Kekeli Togo e.V.
The Kekeli Togo e.V. Team
Kossih Michel Frenzel-Assih Carmen Steinhäußer Petra Frenzel
Ulrike Auffhammer Journalist Our promoter, helper and supporter.
Ulrike Auffhammer
Petra Frenzel 2nd Board of Directors
Gert Böhm Journalist Our sponsor, helper and supporter.
The Kekeli France Team
Kossih Michel Frenzel-Assih
Lala Assih 1. board of directors
Picture follows
Gert Böhm Kathrin Wich
Kathrin Wich Secretary
Paninam Adjomé
Christine Richard Treasure
Picture follows
We thank the following companies for their support!
.

About us

Our emergence

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 well for Klologo came about. "It was during my last visit to Togo: we were sitting in the car on the way to Klologo, our mother's village, my brothers and me. Near the school, in the greatest midday heat - with temperatures between 40° and 45° C - children run past us. "Where are they running to in this heat?" I ask. "They are running home quickly to drink water and eat something; afternoon classes start in two hours," explains my brother Pierre, who lives in Lomé. That was five years ago. The experience awakened in us a heartfelt desire, a vision: We will build a well for Klologo. Now we want to put the idea into practice. Just like back then, the schoolchildren today still walk their way home and back to school, some of them up to seven kilometres long, at lunchtime. Like Akouvi, who is now eight years old and attends the second grade. Klologo is a village with 5000 inhabitants, about 70 kilometres north- east of the capital Lomé. Klologo includes other surrounding communities within a radius of up to seven kilometres. The communities all have no water, no electricity, there are no toilets, neither public nor private. We chose Klologo because the village chief has our full confidence. He is highly motivated and also committed to the school, where over 1100 children and young people between five and 18 are taught. The head of the school and the teachers are also very committed; they work under the most difficult conditions. And so are the children!

To the water:

Rainwater

collects

with

dust

and

dirt

particles

in

a

depression

and

forms

a

pond

-

the

only

source

of

water

to

supply

the

village

and

school;

laundry

is

washed

there,

animals

are

watered

there.

As

a

result,

the

water

is

contaminated

and

leads

to

diseases

such

as

typhoid,

amoebic

ruhr,

poliomyelitis,

trichomonas,

diarrhoea.

The

disease

rate

in

the

village is correspondingly high, even among the school children.

The

well

will

change

that!

It

will

work

with

solar

energy

-

the

climatically

adequate

solution.

An

experienced

local

drilling

company

will

be

contracted.

The

project

is

completely

supervised

by

Kekeli

e.V.,

with

the

full

support

of

the

local

authorities.

The

CIDK

(Comité

Intervillageois

de

Développement

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 construction and maintenance of the well.

Our

great

hope

is

to

make

this

vision

a

reality

with

the

help

of

donations."

We

thank

you

from

the

bottom

of

our

hearts

on

behalf

of

the

residents

of Klologo!

Hof, July 2019

The three brothers Michel Kossih, Tossim and Christian during their visit to Klologo.
The founding members of Kekeli Togo e.V. from left: Paninam Adjomé, Carmen Steinhäußer, Kathrin Wich, Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, Petra Frenzel, Katatlin Kelnhofer, Corina Konrad and Badatana Koudema.
Die Gründungsmitlgieder Kekeli Togo e.V. von links: Paninam Adjomé, Carmen Steinhäußer, Kathrin Wich, Michel Kossih Frenzel-Assih, Petra Frenzel, Katatlin Kelnhofer, Corina Konrad und Badatana Koudema.
The Kekeli Togo e.V. Team
Kossih Michel Frenzel-Assih Petra Frenzel
Petra Frenzel 2nd Board of Directors
Carmen Steinhäußer Kathrin Wich
Kathrin Wich Secretary
Paninam Adjomé
Ulrike Auffhammer Journalist Our promoter, helper and supporter.
Ulrike Auffhammer
Gert Böhm Journalist Our sponsor, helper and supporter.
Gert Böhm
The Kekeli France Team
Lala Assih 1. board of directors
Picture follows
Christine Richard Treasure
Picture follows
We thank the following companies for their support!
© Kekeli Togo e.V.
We thank the following companies for their support!