Equal educational opportunities for all!
The NGO APEM (Association pour la Promotion de l'Enfant Malentendant) was founded in 2015 by Monsieur Nestor to support deaf and hearing impaired students in the region "Plateaux" in Togo. Its goal is to strengthen the rights of the hearing impaired through inclusive education, awareness and early detection of hearing impairment.
This resulted firstly in the EPP DFA school for the deaf in Kpalimé, Togo. Currently, 34 children are given the chance of education there. Six classes are taught by four teachers.
On the other hand, APEM supports the inclusive school in Adeta, 30 km from Kpalimé, which was newly founded in 2021.
However, due to a lack of financial means, these valuable institutions have to fear for their existence. In concrete terms, this means that five teachers are currently working unpaid, numerous students are unable to attend classes due to transport costs, and Monsieur Nestor is incurring various expenses out of his own pocket.
We, the current weltwärts volunteers Meike and Nihade, have been working at the EPP EDA since September 2021 and experience the emergency there on a daily basis. Therefore, it is close to our hearts to support this important institution. Join us and make sure that inclusive education can become a reality here in Kpalimé!