A project managed by Leading Youth, Sport and Development
In Togo, young people represent nearly 32% of the total population (UNFPA, 2021). They face challenges in terms of education and access to employment that affect their development and well-being. The education system in Togo is marked by a high repetition rate, a low level of school achievement and an imbalance between the education system and the national economy. Regarding access to employment, only 22% of young people aged between 15 and 24 years are in employment (World Bank, 2017).
Thus, the project carried by Leading Youth, Sport and Development aims to promote the development of young people in Togo through basketball.
- Promote access to extracurricular activities for young people
- Offer opportunities to young people (scholarships, internships, training, travel)
- Raising awareness among young people on issues such as the environment, gender equality and migration
- Developing infrastructure
- Train educators and young people to master digital tools
- Basketball practice
- Rehabilitation work to improve the working environment for educators
- Training of educators and young people in the use of digital tools
- Training in several fields: Digital; Photo; Video; Marketing; Computer graphics design; Social networks
- 25 educators, 250 young people and nearly 5,000 people from the communities where the programme is implemented will be permanently impacted
- 12 educators (including at least 5 women) will participate in 4 capacity building trainings on digital tools
- The populations targeted by the programme will acquire technical skills and soft-skills which will increase their employability
- Social cohesion and a sense of citizenship will be strengthened within the community