In Togo, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in Togo
Our team began working in Togo in 1992 with a mission to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and promote inclusion.
Although rich in natural resources such as gold and phosphate, inequality and poverty in Togo remain extremely high, especially among people with disabilities, who face multiple obstacles. Children with disabilities are often excluded from playing with other children, from school and from other sources of learning.
The country is likely to face growing insecurity due to its porous borders with Burkina Faso, which has been prey to terrorist attacks since January 2015.
Areas of Intervention
- Infectious diseases
- Mental health and psychosocial support
- Inclusive education
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Logistics support
- Inclusive governance
Humanity & Inclusion's 51-person team supports mothers and young babies in the maritime region to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services and associated rights. The approach developed by our team is inclusive and aims to take into account for the specific needs of teenagers and women with disabilities.
Our organization runs a project to guarantee inclusive access to primary and secondary schools and to develop the vocational training of children and young people with disabilities. Teams works to advance and strengthen the rights of people with disabilities with a focus on gender discrimination.
Humanity & Inclusion has launched a national project to increase assistance to people with mental health needs in the community.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, teams launched a health prevention and response project to assist people living on the streets of Lomé, providing them with health and psychosocial assistance.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Togo for nearly 30 years, working toward a more inclusive culture for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Our work has evolved to meet the specific needs of those we serve.
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Physical Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Orthotics
In 1992, Humanity & Inclusion provided support to seven orthopedic fitting centers. It went on to aid in the development of the National Medical Auxiliaries School (ENAM), the only training center in West Africa for orthopedic specialists and French-speaking speech therapists.
In 2000, the organization forged a partnership with the French non-profit organization Orthophonistes du Monde, aimed at setting up a speech therapy service within ENAM.
Starting in 2014, our teams worked with people incarcerated in Lomé prisons to humanize conditions and improve re-entry.