In Togo, 61 children started in December to attend catch-up classes in schools in the localities of Adjendré, Tchébébé and Kazaboua (Sotouboua prefecture). They left child labour and returned to school thanks to a project developed by the education union FESEN.
The 43 boys and 18 girls were working full time in activities such as farming, sand and gravel extraction, gold panning and domestic work. Their return to school comes after a series of awareness campaigns on the importance of education conducted by FESEN-trained teachers and school directors, village committees, and school clubs against child labor set up through the project.
This FESEN project is implemented with the support of Mondiaal FNV, AOb, GEW Fair Childhood Foundation and Education International.