A brief description of the NGO

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Public schools in Togo face many challenges affecting the quality and effectiveness of teaching, including :
- 80 to 90 pupils per class,
- Teacher absenteeism due to pay issues
- Lack of teaching materials.

The aim of “l’Association des Amis de Yanfouom” (“Friends of Yanfouom”) is to support “Yanfouom - La Sagesse”, a private secular school set up in Togo by Martine Sinandja (*) in the year 2000, to complement the failings of schools in the public sector.
It is a very passionate initiative with equality at the core of everything : sponsorship of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, gender and religious balance in classrooms and teaching staff, as well as hiring of people with disabilities.

A short list of a few achievements to-date :
- Teaching staff includes 3 women, 2 people with disabilities
- Opening of 3 classes in 2000 (two classes of sixth grade, one of seventh grade)
- Opening of the high school in 2010
- The school reached a size of more than 1000 pupils in 2016-17
- Advanced support for girls through reduced school fees, with sponsorship by the Kuenzi foundation, and support with family planning to help avoid unwanted pregnancies

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(*) Martine Sinandja has herself 6 years experience as a headteacher.

Titles for graphs :
Amount of donations (2001-2014)
Quantity of donations (2001-2014)
Number of charity members (2001-2014)

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