Ten years ago, I visited a village in West Africa, Togo. While driving to this village, I drove past three school age children on their way to school. One hour later, as I was departing the village,
I saw the same children on that route. I then realized that they have been walking for over two hours just to get to school. Once I returned to the U.S, I started a non-profit organization that provides bikes to children in villages in Togo allowing them to pursue their educational goals.
My name is Date Mienso and I am a co-founder of Togo Kids Hope, a non-profit organization that supplies bikes to children in Togo, West Africa. In the rural villages in Togo, the majority of children do not have basic education because of lack of access to schools. Many villages are without schools or, the school is over 16 kilometers from children’s residence requiring them to travel by foot to get to school. The distance to school is a major barrier for families in rural villages in Togo causing children to drop out along the way.
Our organization believes that the ultimate goal of any educational system is to equip students with the tools and resources they need to realize their potential. As such, Togo Kids Hope (TKH) aims to address the problem of school drop out by providing free Bikes to children in rural villages. For the last 10 years, our organization has been providing bikes to children in middle and high schools across Togo. According to feedback received from families we have donated to, their children would not be able to get to school and get their education without these bikes. Their travel time has been cut tremendously because of these bikes.
Your help is needed, we welcome any monetary donations. We wish to thank you in advance for your support! Every donation, no matter the size or amount, takes us one step closer to achieving our goals. And, because of your generosity, many children will be able to have access to the education that they need.