The project supported by COLAS : rehabilitation of child workers in the Hanoukope market

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News of Kekeli

In 2015, the Kekeli Center had to double its efforts to meet the ever-increasing tasks. In addition to 68 child workers who are already receiving assistance by center teams, 59 newly-identified recruits were offered the opportunity to join the Kekely Center’s schooling program in view of integration or reintegration into the school system. These new arrivals include 55 girls that require particular care and protection to enable their reintegration into the school environment. In all, this (...)

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Diaporama : introducing the new Kekeli Center

Last February, we spoke about the need to finance furniture the new school building.
The funding was secured thanks to donations from Colas and the Lion’s Club Mazères, raising over 6,000 euros used to buy 50 benches, 30 tables and miscellaneous equipment. Once again, thank you all for your support and your generosity.
Last February, we spoke about the need to finance furniture the new school building.
The funding was secured thanks to donations from Colas and the Lion’s Club Mazères, (...)

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Child Labor in the Hanoukopé market

Every day, volunteers from the KEKELI Center are working in the Hanoukopé market to try to convince the adults to let the children to go to school.
Jean Pierre explains us what is the situation and how the social workers do to get the children back to school.

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Children pedagogical activities

With a very little equipment, two educators help the children to develop their motor functions.

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A new school for KEKELI

As Nadia, the administrative assistant in charge of the Kekeli Center, told us in November 2012, the Hanoukopé Market was officially transferred from the shantytown to make way for a new road.
The city of Lomé built a new market with concrete stalls located some 500 meters from the slum, meaning that the Kekeli Center had to build another facility in the new location. The work is practically completed, as you can see in the photos Nadia sent us. The Kekeli Center now boasts two buildings on (...)

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Interview: Nadia speaks about the start of the new school year in Kekeli

Nadia, has the school year gotten off to a good start at the new Hanoukopé market?
Since the market was moved, we have noticed that fewer working children attend day center activities. However, our educators are out on the streets on a regular basis, and they have seen an increase in the number of children who are working at the market, because new saleswomen and shops have appeared.
How did the educative team from Kekeli react?
We decided to open up a dedicated space in the new market (...)

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Useful holidays at Kekeli

Boosted by support from Colas employees, notably Jean-Pierre the project patron and from the On the Road to School program, the Kekeli center benefitted from an additional year of financing, allowing it to ensure a long-term approach to its activities.
Highlights of their activities include ‘useful holiday’ programs that propose a number of workshops on the theme ‘Protect our children: be more active’
A huge success: more than 479 children participated, with 45 volunteers!
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La collecte

La collecte initiée à l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Solidarité du 20 décembre en faveur du centre Kekeli (Togo) et de l’association Suncokret (Croatie) s’est achevée le 20 Février.
Nous tenons à vous remercier très chaleureusement pour votre participation. Grâce à vos dons, ces ONG soutenues par Colas Life pourront poursuivre leurs actions en faveur de l’éducation des enfants.
Mais les besoins en matière d’accès à l’éducation restent importants aussi nous comptons sur vous pour continuer (...)

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