The majority of Togo’s population live in rural areas where a majority of people engage in sustentative farming. This places the youth in these areas at increasing risk to poverty due to decreasing availability of land and the effects of climate change creating difficulties for farmers. It is imperative that youth leadership and entrepreneurship skills are taught to these youth, so that they can take charge of their communities through innovation, create jobs, and increase productivity growth for their families and country.
The Leadership and Entrepreneurship mentoring program aims to provide workshops and skills programs for the youth of Togo in order to provide participants with the technical skills needed to become change makers in their communities. The mentorship program will strengthen participant’s communication skills, group-work abilities, and community engagement skills to give them a toolbox of skills they will take into their adulthood. Career mentorship will be provided to participants and individual action plans will be created so that each youth can achieve their best potential.
This program will train the future leaders of tomorrow by helping learners to become self-sufficient agents of change in their communities. Progress is achievable when our youth have the opportunity to grow and take charge their futures.