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Fight against adult illiteracy with AsFoToDe.

Fight against adult illiteracy with Asfotode

The address is well known to all the inhabitants of Assomé, in the prefecture of Zio in Togo,

Every Tuesday and Thursday, more than 30 men and women come to the literacy center. They are motivated by a single ambition, to take literacy courses.

In Togo, according to the MICS 2011 survey, illiteracy affects approximately 43.3% of young people and adults aged fifteen to forty-four, or 15 to 44 people, of whom more than two-thirds are women (977,000 670,000).

Even though this report is almost a decade old, this issue is still relevant. Thus AsFoToDe, an agro-pastoral project present for several years in the region, has initiated through its education pole, literacy courses which come to respond to this thirst that these men and women had to learn the language of Molière despite their ages. advances.

There is no age to learn, ” said André Giordan.

Having remained illiterate for a long time either for lack of financial means of the parents or because of prejudices formerly prohibiting women from going to school (they are made for housework, it has been said), they did not hesitate to seize this opportunity given to them.

Beyond this thirst for learning to read, write and count, they are driven by the desire to be able to follow and help their children at home.
All this would not have been possible without the will, the determination of these people who were willing to give their time to pass on this knowledge.

AsFoToDe is located in Assomé and wishes to work for a sustainable, integral and harmonious development of the territory with a healthy and fulfilled population.

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Article by Sylvain Kalem ASSIRIMI

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