Mission in Togo

In June 2011, Jean-Pierre Demollière, sales manager for quarries at Colas Sud-ouest, and his 14-year-old son Quentin went to Togo to discover the Kekeli Center in Lome. Located in the heart of Hanoukopé market, the center was created in 2008 at the initiative of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity Vedruna who were faced with the problem of child laborers. The Kekeli team acts in favor of the people who work in the market and, in particular, the child laborers, with a goal to foster literacy and education. The key word of Kekeli Center is to help children find the way to school. And this involves different activities such as a literacy workshop but also theater, dance, gymnastics, sewing, life education, arts and crafts, etc. Kekeli also plays a leading role in the fight against violence of any kind against children: A member of RELUTE* T, the center takes on legal costs, provides medical care and facilitates the reintegration of abused children into families.

*Network against child labor in Togo.

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