Lome, Togo – June 2020: People to People International in Lome, completed a project where the beneficiary was the Association of Visually Handicapped People in Amadahome, Lome, Republic of Togo. This organization appreciated our support during this time of COVID19.

Our members visited the home on the morning of the 18th. As is customary, we swapped greetings with the people looking after those with sight problems at the centre. We also made some time for short introductions. This ritual is very much a part of our culture and is a sign of respect.

For PTPI-Togo, the introduction was made by Mr Newlove Bobson Atiso, the Chapter President.

Also, with him were:

Mr Komlan Negnon Apedassou, Vice-President

Mr Kumavi Agbekomefa Aveko, General Secretary

Mr Pewi Panapesse, Projects coordinator

Mr Kennedy Owusuh, member.

For the Association, the introduction was made by their President Mr Koffi Apollinaire Mensagan

Also, with him were:

Mr Yao Emmanuel Aziakesse, First vice-president

Mr Komi Sena Kodjotse, Second vice-president

Mrs Kossiwa Ekpeduga, Administrator/Treasurer

Mr Emmanuel Eglo, Head of Orchestra

Mrs Yawa Victoire Kpomassi, Head of women’s Affairs

There was also more than 20 members from their Association present.

Following introductions, Mr Aveko made a short presentation about PTPI in Togo. He covered our purpose and spoke about the reason we were now at this centre – to leave them with some items that we hoped would help during these difficult times.

Mr Aziakesse thanked PTPI for the kind gesture. He shared with us a little more information about the centre and the people they help. Formalities over, it was now time to hand over the donation of goods.

5 bags of rice, each 30kgs

3 bags of maize, each 50kgs

20 bottles, 1.5 litres each of handwashing liquid Soap

20 bottles of 1-litre detergents

50 Face masks

We have agreed to form a stronger partnership with the centre. Both parties felt this would benefit their goals. It will also help PTPI Lome to grow their desire to assist local communities in need. Our society can be a little formal in the way we do things. As well as greetings on our arrival, there were exchanges of thanksgiving and prayer, as we prepared to depart.

We were pleased that we could help people in our community. The PTPI humanitarian and culture pillars were visible during this project. Also, the UN’s SDG goal 3, of good health and well-bing.

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About our country:

Togo, a West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages. Population, 7.889 million (2018). Togo is one of the French-speaking countries in West Africa.

Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo. It has an urban population of 837,437 while there were 1,477,660 permanent residents in its metropolitan area as of the 2010 census. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country’s administrative and industrial center, which includes an oil refinery, and its chief port, where it exports coffeecocoacopra, and oil palm kernels.