ANGE a project by Fondacio in Togo
Les " Amis pour une Nouvelle Génération des Enfants " in short A.N.G.E. is a development NGO created in 2001 which aims to defend and promote the rights and interests of children. Children in street situations and those in conflict with the law are its main targets. For the effectiveness of its actions, ANGE has two reception centres: "Dans la maison de mon Père" in Lomé and "Mon Refuge" located 20 km from Lomé in the canton of Kpomé.
A partner of the Togolese State and national and international institutions on the theme of children, ANGE currently has four sub-projects, namely:
- The "Dans la Maison de mon Père" reception centre, located in Lomé, which provides a framework for the reception and care of children (support, accommodation, schooling, extracurricular activities) before their reintegration into families.
- The "Mon Refuge" Reception Centre, created in 2009 20 km from Lomé to deal with the repeated running away of certain difficult cases. It serves as a living, accommodation and accommodation environment, away from the city of Lomé and its many temptations. An agro-pastoral farm, a restaurant and the proximity of the Sichem/Agro-DR training centre enable young people to live and learn to facilitate their social reintegration. The restaurant activity and the sale of agricultural products are a source of income for the project, with production making it possible to improve the food intake of all children in the care of ANGE.
- The Street (the beach): Street children who are totally on their own are used to coming to the beach to sleep and wash. It is therefore a privileged place to strengthen them, create a bond of trust with them and help them understand the need to get off the street, go back to school and learn a trade.
- The Brigade for Minors: There is only one juvenile prison in Togo, in Lomé. ANGE works with young prisoners through socio-educational interviews, the improvement of detention conditions and various actions to facilitate post-incarceration reintegration (learning a trade, finding families of origin). Some young people are entrusted by the judge to ANGE for care and socio-professional reintegration.