ICCM Togo opened in 2012, initially sponsoring the children of ordained pastors. Since then, two schools have been opened in central Togo, both in rural areas. The Limbrini school is in the Sotouboua community, with a little over 300 residents. Tchore school, in Sokode, is home to approximately 600 people. Both schools provide the only primary education option in their area. Community members, as well as the local government officials, are very happy for this opportunity for their children. These ICCM schools are currently serving over 150 children, some waiting to be sponsored.

stories from togo

facts about togo

Languages: French (official, the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)

Religions: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%

Population: 7,965,055 (July 2017 est.)

Median Age: 19.8 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (15 and over can read and write) Total: 63.7% Male: 77.3% Female: 51.2% (2015 est.)

School life expectancy: – Total: 12 years (2011)

Percentage below poverty level 55.1% (2015 est.)