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SADIL TOGO, Togo

Helping vulnerable children to earn a sustainable income in Togo

SADIL-TOGO helps orphans and children that got involved in child trafficking in Togo to earn a sustainable income in the future. SADIL-TOGO currently supports ~250 children in primary and secondary schools, and 25 children with scholarships for university or a practical education.

How the initiative makes a difference

Located in rural Central Togo (5 hours from the capital Lomé), SADIL-TOGO supports the most vulnerable group of children with access to education. SADIL-TOGO's ultimate goal is to not only give these children education, but to help them build a good basis to earn a sustainable income in the future. The initiative currently supports ~250 children in primary and secondary schools, and 25 children with university scholarships.

How we engage

McKinsey for Children has supported the initiative since 2015, providing a group of 25 students with a 3- to 4-year scholarship for university or practical education. The scholarship covers school fees, school supplies, accommodation and food. SADIL-TOGO ensures close mentoring and coaching, and helps to create connections with the job market. All 25 students have expressed their sincere appreciation to McKinsey for Children for this opportunity to learn!

Why it matters

In Togo, West-Africa, 70% of the population lives on less than $2 per day and 62% of the population is aged below 24. With a largely rural economy and a malfunctioning government, access to education is not a given for many of the young people in Togolese society. The group of children most vulnerable and with the least chances of education are orphans and children that got involved in child trafficking.