WE AfriHug team continues its path now in Western Africa interacting and empowering young people. After a long journey from the East to the West of Africa, the team arrived safely in the capital of Togo, Lomé.

For safety reasons, the second sports milestone “Cycling in Togo from Lomé to Atakpamé” has been cancelled. Instead, the team visited two more schools for the training seminars. The target group of the project in Togo was High-school students. In excellent collaboration with the local partner Acet-Togo (Association pour la Culture, l’ Education et le Tourisme au Togo), the volunteers entered and visited two High-schools, one public and one private. After discussions with the directors of the schools, all the details have been arranged for the implementation of the non-formal education training seminars from WE AfriHug team.

On 8th of February, the team visited the High-school “Collège et Lycée Essor” for the first challenging training seminar based on non-formal education. 62 students participated in various innovative activities experiencing for first time the non-formal education and the method “learning by doing.” As always, the focus of the training was the development of significant soft skills, which are needed for the 21st century. The next day, on 9th of February, two non-formal education training seminars took place. In the morning at the High-school “Lycée d’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel”, where 55 students participated and in the afternoon at the High-school “Collège et Lycée Essor”, where the same 62 students have been trained for a second day. In the end, the students received certificates of participation for their 2-day training. On 10th of February, the team visited again the “Lycée d’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel” and worked with the same 55 students. During the training seminar, the students were able to develop soft skills, express their opinion about non-formal education and evaluate the training.

Interviews from the volunteers, the students, the partner organization members and the members of WE AfriHug team have been conducted, in order to shape the whole experience from different perspectives.

Enjoy our dissemination video for Togo: