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So You're Going to Togo...

This blog answers the following questions: So I know the Peace Corps, like, helps people but what do you do exactly? Why does Togo request the presence of the Peace Corps?Why address gender in Togo? Let's begin. Peace Corps has a range of programs and most intersect each other. Some are related to improving the health of communities, providing agricultural support, and strengthening the economy. I am an English and Gender Education (EGE) volunteer. English education is teaching English. Gender education is encouraging equality and equity between men and women in Togo. Through teaching, I also support and help train other teachers. We have all heard of people going abroad and teaching English in another country. However, you may not have heard of "Gender Education" or why its important. This blog seeks to explain how these initiatives may help Togo.

According to UNICEF (2002), girls formed the majority of the 120 million children who never go to school in the developing …

About Togo

The Republique Togolaise is located in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It has 35 miles of coastline along the bight of Benin. Click here for a view of it on the map! Their main exports are cotton, phosphates, coffee, and cocoa.Their main imports are machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products.Togo gained independence of France in 1960.  Up to 39 languages are spoken in Togo. The official language is French. The indigenous languages Ewé and Kabiyé are national languages.