2021 - Construction and opening of the Peter Krämer School in Togo

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We are pleased to continue Peter Krämer`s mission and to finalize our school construction project in Togo. We would like to thank all donors for their generous support of our work. With the donation sum of a total EUR 100,000 EUR a new school could be built.

In September 2020, the school construction project started in the village Nanergou, in the northern Dapaong region. The local partner is the Togolese NGO IT-Village. Due to their successful construction of an orphanage, a vocational school and four school buildings, it is recommended as a powerful and reputable local partner.

In the meantime, the construction is almost complete. We expect the school to open in autumn 2021. The following are some impressions of our current school building.

In the following, Gérard Fiougou, project manager of IT-Village, reports on the start of the school construction:

“It is always important to us to gain broad acceptance among the population for school constructions, because we need the help of people in the implementation of the building. A mobilization committee elected by the villagers coordinated the participation of the population. The planned process was discussed and agreed on who can help concretely with traditional knowledge, manpower and regional building materials such as sand, gravel, clay and pebbles. For the resulting transport costs, it was agreed that the women would each contribute 900 CFA francs and the men 1,200 CFA francs.

Work began in the first week of October 2020. The site was supplied with building materials. Many people participated in the earthworks for the foundation. Experts produced so-called BTC bricks, the foundation of the base walls was excavated and provided with concrete, probation irons and a self-supporting metal framework. At the same time, metal windows and doors as well as tables, benches, chairs and cabinets were ordered and installed or furnished.

The smooth start of the work showed us once again how expedient it is to raise awareness among the population and to involve as many people from the region as possible in the project. We are optimistic that we will have built a new school in autumn 2021 with donations from the Peter Krämer Foundation from Germany. This significantly improves the educational situation in the north of Togo.

Thanks to all donors!”