More than half of Togo’s population lives in extreme poverty. Those in work are not immune to insecurity with 89 per cent in vulnerable employment and almost three quarters taking home less than $2 a day.

Youth in Togo
Young people in Togo should be part of a new era, since President Gnassingbe Eyadema died in 2005 after 38 years of dictatorial rule. But the organisations who should be leading the country out of poverty – including the National Youth Council of Togo – remain mired in poor governance.

Young people have little say in addressing this and are often discriminated against. Togo’s justice system is currently failing young people with many accused of nonviolent, petty offences, but locked up for long periods in inhumane conditions.

Our work in Togo
Y Care International has worked with the National Council of YMCAs of Togo since 1989, campaigning for improvements to the youth justice system.

We also support work to prevent young people from slums and other settings coming into conflict with the law by creating opportunities for them to gain employment or set up businesses.

By providing health information and influencing services to respond to the needs of hard-to-reach young people, we ensure they have better health and are more able to contribute positively to their communities.

End Plastic Pollution: Baria’s Story

Togo

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience, Health and wellbeing

ICS Impact Assessment – halfway through, how is it going?

Senegal, Togo

International Citizen Service

Delivering impact assessment training in Togo and Senegal

Senegal, Togo

International Citizen Service

International Women’s Day 2018: Celebrating Sandrine’s Story

Togo

Enterprise & Employability

West Africa; as told by Kate from our ICS Team

Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo

International Citizen Service

Volunteer launches mentoring academy for young women

Togo, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

A decade of pursuing justice in Togo

Togo

Youth Justice, Enterprise & Employability

Volunteer helps create TV advert on domestic violence against men

Togo, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Y Care International volunteer wins ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award

Togo, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Young people across Africa take action to make slums safer

Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo

Young people in slums are accessing clean water and sanitation, receiving training to find jobs and learning skills to have a greater voice in decisions that affect their lives.

Health and wellbeing

Slum evictions In Togo: how young people are speaking out

Togo

Young people and their families in the Gbenyedzi are being supported by their local YMCA to speak out against slum evictions. Photo: Rehana Merali/YCI

Health and wellbeing

ICS volunteer nominated for YMCA Youth Matters Award

Togo, UK & Ireland

Online voting is now open at www.ymca.org.uk. You have until midnight on Friday 14 August to vote for your finalist. Photo: YMCA England

Youth Justice, International Citizen Service

International Citizen Service volunteer speaks to BBC Radio

Togo, UK & Ireland

ICS Volunteer Emily Keal (pictured right) chatted BBC Radio York presenter Jonathan Cowap before she leave to volunteer for Togo YMCA. Photo: Jonathan Cowap/Twitter

International Citizen Service

Iqbal Wahhab OBE joins YCl as its first ambassador

Togo, UK & Ireland

Iqbal Wahhab (pictured right) will advise on development and business, and support us to increase our impact in changing the lives of young people. photo: Hannah Maule-Ffinch

Youth Justice, Enterprise & Employability

Roast Foundation invests in young entrepreneurs in Togo

Togo

Young entrepreneurs will receive training and support to enhance their business skills, and encouraged to mentor young people in their communities. Photo: Hannah Maule-Ffinch

Enterprise & Employability

Special report by Iqbal Wahhab: Hope out of Africa

Togo

Katanga resident Jeanette explains the difficulties of making a living from the fish trade to UK businessman Iqbal Wahhab and Terry Waite. Photo: Hannah Maule-Ffinch

Youth Justice

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