EMBRACING LIFE n.p.o.

Embracing Life is active in the African village of Agou - Apegamé in Togo (West Africa). The non-profit association has a unique approach because the local population is involved in the entire project.

 

This gives the population a sense of self-esteem, commitment and responsibility. The aim of the non-profit organization is to promote education and vocational training for both young people and adults and to reduce illiteracy.

 

On the other hand creating employment. Education stabilizes a society and more resources means more diversity in terms of education. We agree that education brings social equality and means future. Without it, without education means a life of 'Survival of the fittest'.

 

When man does not evolve, he stagnates in a hopeless situation that ruins his future. The non-profit organization seeks to raise awareness about investments in education and training in those countries where many people seek a hopeless way out of Europe, and thus also Belgium. Poverty arises as a result of inadequate employment. At the same time, Europe has a lot to do with a flow of refugees because of false propaganda from the countries of origin.

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The functioning of the association

Tenth Anniversary Embracing Life

The operation in Belgium focuses on a very close contact with the training center in Apégamé. On average, the chairman plans at least two visits a year on the spot. In the interim periods there is constant contact, among other things, via e-mail.

 

Embracing Life vzw also has a stand where it participates in many trade fairs and events, on one hand to make the public aware, on the other hand to finance the operating costs with sales, because gifts go to the project integrally.

 

Every year there is a general meeting under the title Summer Glow, for all members explaining the evolution of the project with video. A number of members have already visited the project on site. Members regularly receive a newsletter with the latest developments. Reports, newsletters, publication on social media, and activities form a varied whole in the operation of Embracing Life in Belgium.

The website was also translated into French, so that the people from within the training center are mutually informed. The agenda provides an overview of where you can find the stand in the coming months, as well as the planned activities in which Embracing Life participates, or organizes itself.

2019

Operations in Belgium

2014

8 March 2018 - Women's Day ... is not only placed in the spotlight on this hemisphere, but also in the southern regions. The International Women's Day took place in Kpando. Present were the queen mother, an elder, the village head, a priestess, Brigitte Asfeen chairman K.H., Mawusé (responsible Embracing Life Agou Apégamé) and Kathleen Hales chairman of the project. Our seamstresses and the literacy class from Agou - Gare participated in the whole event. The theme of this day was the importance of education. From the audience a single woman with four children was taken and similarities were made between chairman K. Hales. Studies of the chairman have made all the difference. Because of this, she found work, so that she could not only take care of her family but could start up a project like Embracing Life npo.

After the celebration in Kpando, the village head and the queen asked mother if we could build another school with three classes. This also means recruting teachers, cause in their own classes there's only one teacher who visits a class every hour and puts the pupils to work. There is also the demand for a well for drinking water! So there is still work to be done !!!

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When setting up a project in a country such as West Africa, it is necessary to do this in harmony with the culture that prevails. In a respectful manner for both sexes we have tried over the years to make something happen, in such a way that both men and women realize that education benefits the whole family.

Through sketching on special activities, we showed that women with a degree do not have only a broader horizon, becomes a lot more independent, but can also contribute financially to the whole of the family.

 

More and more women and men are gaining insight, and this becomes especially clear on international women's day.


 

 

Visual Report

The project started in 2010. Initially literacy in Apégamé, but now this training has resonance in the nearby villages, such as Kpando.

 

The following programs are currently running:

  • Literacy
  • Sewing training (three years)
  • Weaving training
  • Construction training
  • Computer training

On a regular basis, there is a meeting between the project manager Mawusé on site and the teachers. The chairman is steadily briefed in Belgium with figures and reports.

The organization is applauded by a lot of chefs of villages in the area. Special activities include the Queen Mother, an Elders, the village chiefs, a priestess. They asked Embracing Life to build another school. The Prince of Togoville also visited the project and showed a lot of interest.

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Operation in Togo

Trainings

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Kathleen (right) with Crown Prince Togoville (left in white)

Alphabetization

Alphabetization

Embracing Life in Apégamé

Agou-Apégamé began in 2010 with two pilot classes in a place given by the village chief. Embracing Life restored the roof and installed a solar panel. The literacy project initially generated a lot of interest from the local population. They taught not only "Ewe" (the mother tongue) and French (the national language), but also arithmetic and general knowledge.

In 2011, 65 people took the courses, 95% of them women! The same year we bought our own terrain. In 2012, we had three classes to our disposal, on our own premises: for the more advanced, the least advanced and the novices. 25 women and 1 man graduated, but after the graduation ceremony in March 2016, the new class of students asked for money to come to the lessons, which we deeply regretted. The lessons were interrupted. We hope to start again with the right attitude in the future!


Agou-Gadzépé started in November 2015, currently 16 women. Three of them have not missed a lesson yet!

 

Kpando by car, a one hour drive. The road is in a very bad state and required skills from the driver's to get there! If you sit with seven men, like sardines, in one and the same car, it's really an adventure! But with what enthusiasm we were welcomed there. In total, 40 students, men (9) and women (31) attend the lessons.

The lessons take place in the school building where we have the opportunity to place a solar panel so that evening lessons can be given. There is a demand for reading glasses, exercise books and ballpoint pens.
A positive thing is that they took the initiative themselves to work in the field, and with the money earned, buy the chalk for the schoolteacher necessary to write on the blackboard. An example to Apégamé !!!

 

Gadja, there was not enough time to visit this village. They have already contacted us several times to come and give them literacy classes.

 

Togoville, is on the road to Lomé to Benin. In the past, it was a kingdom, but no longer recognized as a kingdom. A descendant of the royal family wants to convey the story. He is known for representing and defending the authenticity of the African people. On her first trip to Africa in 2005, Kathleen met Crown Prince of Togoville for the first time in Plakoo-Mlapa. His charisma fascinated her. When the opportunity presented itself she visited the prince.

 

2017


On Saturday, June 24, 2017, she visited the Prince for the 5th time, with Alexander and Nele. During the interview, Kathleen asked why he did not record his knowledge and wisdom in a book. His answer was: If he wrote in French, it would be the foreigners who would read it. Why not in Ewe, the local language, Kathleen asked. He replied that his people could not read ... and Kathleen reacted spontaneously: if you can provide the space and appoint a teacher, we'll do the rest!

A historic and magical moment. The Prince accepted this challenge and when Kathleen returns to Togo at the end of September 2017, classes start there too!

In 2012 she started training as a seamstress. In 2016 she received her diploma. After a six-month internship with an haute couture tailor, which she passed with flying colours, she now became the teacher in our center. Seventeen young women and mothers study under her leadership. She is an example and inspiration for the pupils because she went through this course as a single young mother. She herself is enormously grateful and an honest woman.

We wish her every success.

 

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May 2017

The atmosphere is good and the women come with enthusiasm for the training. Which speaks for itself for four newcomers have signed up. Which brings the total to 10 and 2 are still waiting. So we simply build extra space and double the area of the sewing studio (which was fit for six pupils). Thanks to the donations via Rosina & William.

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March 2016

Three of the four young women graduated and were also deliberated on the 2nd of March 2016, i.e. an official diploma.  Seven new young women have signed up. Two of which remained in the meantime. In total they are with six.

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SEPTEMBER 2015

The fourth year. In September, three women passed their exam.  They too are waiting for the deliberation to make way for newcomers. One is in her second year. Seven candidates want to join up. The profits of the sewing studio do not meet the expectations.

Alternatives are being searched for.

January 2014

The second year. The workshop still takes place in the office. During the day the chairs, tables and sewing machines are carried outside on the covered terrace. After the lessons, everything will be carried inside too to make space for the language lessons.

The construction of our own sewing workshop started and should be finished by July 2014.

A setback: The sewing studio is still not self-reliant. The patronage is not smash hit. Women come with fabrics to make a garment, but do not always pick them up afterwards. The proposal to sew school uniforms and sell them on the market for school, is studied.

This year, the sewing class was confronted twice with discipline problems. The two best pupils revolted and undermined the authority of the teacher. This was finally handled before the disciplinary Board at the syndicate of sewing courses. After which they left the training. In the meantime, a new pupil started and in total they are with four.

Because the teacher would also be more committed to winning customers, her salary was reduced by 1/3 and her commission was raised on sale from 30% to 40% and this as of August 2013.

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Four seamstresses have taken part in the official state exam at the end of September and succeeded! This is great news.
  • Elli teaches since March 2018 and 20 young mothers joined the group !
  • Our first five sewing machines are the last time monthly overhauled and are urgently in need of replacement

 

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MARCH 2019

Working in groups is not always as it should, and soon conflicts occur.
Our seamstresses were called after disagreement before their guardians and the chairman of the Syndicate.

How does it go down sometimes? Young women among each other… We intervene directly, so that the situation does not escalate

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In 2013 the first steps were taken to start the weaving workshop. We started with the open construction of +/- 54 m². Thanks to the proceeds of benefit 'Home Cookin'Band' in 2013 and an anonymous gift, structural work was finished and weaving material was purchased. This craft has been completely vanished and people go to neighboring Ghana to buy fabrics. The intention is not only to reinstall this tradition but also to make a living by selling the woven fabrics.

Location training
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Action plan

Meanwhile, young people from the area are motivated to follow the training. If necessary, we take care of accommodation, while we ask the family to take care of the livelihood during the training. In order to stimulate sales, publicity will be made in the neighborhood, in NGOs, banks and others.

In Flanders we also hope to take sales of the weaving material to a higher level. In England there are two Design Houses, one in Winchester and one in Southsea. To support the project, they make high-quality pillows with our weaving material .

They sell these in their stores and part of it we hope to sell in Flanders during markets and activities. This weaving material can also be used as a table runner or wall decoration.

Mme Brigitte from ASFEEN has ordered weaving materials and showed us how women can wear this during festivities.

Weaving Training

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2012

First steps were taken to start a weaving workshop in 2013. A teacher was found and he brought us up to date on the necessities for this course. We started the construction of an open hangar of +/-54 m². Once it is finished, a selection will be made along with the village head and the teacher among the needy youngsters.

The necessary material will also be purchased. Foreseeable start: April-June 2013.

2013

The building was finished late May and we were able to start training in June as planned. Unfortunately, there is only one pupil now. Young people do not see a future in this profession. This craft is completely ruled out and one goes to the neighboring country Ghana to buy weaving fabrics. The aim is to revive this tradition and to appeal to village chiefs and other prominent figures to buy it from us. In December we received two orders. A start! The weaving workshop is expected to be basted by the end of 2014.

2014

There is still only one pupil. A 15-year-old girl has started, but dissappeared after a month. The contacts to give orphans the opportunity to follow the training were lost. We will try again, but it’s hard work. We hope to reach an agreement on my arrival in May. The weaving workshop is currently for ¾ self - reliant.

2015

Our one pupil is one brave guy. Young people show little interest because the training takes too long. We think that giving young people the opportunity to follow the training in modules during the drying season, might just be a solution. The syndicate does not agree with this!  Although there are regular orders, it happens that the weaver does not agree with the sale price. Result: the goods remain in the workshop, so the income decreases. We will handle this problem in 2016!

2016

  • Our teacher is Mr. Tackie Agbanaglo
  • One pupil Dovéné Yawo Sedaho graduated and was deliberated on the 2nd March 2016. He also obtained an official diploma.
  • No candidates actually stayed.
  • In December we decided to keep Dovéné in service to carry out the orders, together with his tutor.
  • We will decide in 2017, if we will keep this training.

 

2017

Our pupil Dovéné Yawo Sedaho graduated in 2016. He will stay with us to complete our orders. For 4 years no candidates have been found and we will decide this year what we will do with this class. Mawusé, however, received a large order in December. To realize this, he has been looking for pupils who work and go to school half time and professional workers. He has found two of them at the Ghanaian border. They will start in February. We rented a room for them the center to overcome the distance


2018

Good news! Mawusé has received a large order, which means he has to employ two extra weavers.

Dovéné is the first weaver who graduated in 2016. He remains on the domain to process the orders. New candidates apply in 2017 to follow the training. They are first tested to see if they have a logical insight to handle this training.

 Location: at KATI

 

We originally planned this for 2019 but has already being partly realized. 5 Hectares of fertile soil were purchased. The site is now a complete jungle but containg a value we don't yet know about.
Total cost = 4 250 euros.
 

The choices we had:

Do we pay people preparing the soil per square meter. This means that these people will enrich themselves with whatever they find on the ground?

Or do we employ a farmer who has the knowledge to grow vegetables in an ecological way and to breed small livestock, and trains young people.


Which would mean, square meter per square meter they would study what they find, what is advisable to keep, what can be processed and sold, etc. This might be a good way to prepare the terrain.


The latter was chosen. We have visited the NGO Sichem. This organisation gives a training of 9 months. We already found a candidate who wants to follow this training.

He has already been studying agriculture at the university for one year, but he was unable to continue his studies for financial reasons.
This training costs 1000 €.


When his training is finished we can always count on him if questions or problems occur.

The aim which proceeds from this project is that it would be sufficient to cover all the costs of the training center and the literacy lessons in the different villages, so that Embracing Life Togo can work fully autonomously within a few years!

 

 

January 2018

 

  • Three stamps are necessary to even get started with the project.
    So we've been busy since June 2017 to get these on paper. But it's finally there, the project can start.
     

  • We'll provide trees all around the terrain at Kati by planting trees.
     

  • We'll get together about the start of this project and about starting a farm school as well.

 

 

March 2018

Augustin who trains in Sichem as an ecological agricultural entrepreneur, has been there for three months. Besides growing vegetables, he has learned how to take care of chickens, ducks and fish. Later, the care and breeding of pigs and goats will follow. Augustin has visited a fish farm several times where he could take part in practical lessons. The theory included how to work out a business plan. After his formation (mid-September 2018) he will be deployed at the agricultural school in our area of Kati.

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January 2018

Three stamps are needed before the project can begin. Since June 2017 we are busy with this issue and now it is finally done, the third is stamp is a fact. This means that we can get started.  We will provide with a hedge of trees around the perimeter of the terrain in Kati.  We can start talking about  this project and also think about the beginning of a farm school.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Training ecological Agricultural Entrepreneur

Two people followed this training. They have passed their exams! Negotiations have started to work together with two other people to set up the work on our field in Kati, led by the Director of Sichem.

Anecdote: The Prince of Togoville, whom we call ‘Commando’, has asked for our help to give him a chance to follow this course. Banished from his homeland, he must build a totally new life. He asked not to publish pictures about him, nor to mention his name, for the sake of protection.

#agriculture #Africa #smallcattle #Kati #farmer

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Start-up agricultural project in Kati: €16,000 without the actual infrastructure!

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2019

Do you remember Augustin who followed in 2018 an agriculture and small animal husbandry training? Meanwhile he is working on the piece of land we bought in Kati. He had to get rid of scrub and other growth on the terrain, and plowing the whole business just requires a lot of labor. There are quite a few stones, and roots of trees which simply have to go.  A fence with barbed wire was applied. Wild cattle would be eagerly interested to eat the cultivation. But simply entering the ground, would destroy everything which has been planted.

Supply and transport are always a challenge. A small path is not particularly useful if you need access to the. The road was widened to make a connection with the sandy main road. Now, a motorbike or car can easily drive in and out with goods or supplies.

A shed was built to store the agricultural tools. A well, which was dug twenty meters deep, must provide the terrain with the necessary moisture. We expect the first sowing of ginger, cassava and peppers in April when the rainy season begins.


March 2019


A heavy rain shower can sometimes be ugly. This was the case in Kati. Our well at the time  heaven open the floodgates, was eleven meters in depth. That means we must start all over again, but this time we will place sand bags around it to prevent washed  away water getting inside the well again. An extra roof can also do wonders.


Everywhere you can find small plastic bags for drinking water and our team has eagerly used them for other purposes. They knew how to gather about two thousand five hundred kernels of citrus fruits, and planted them in this alternative plastic containers. The kernels represent, among other things, orange, lemon and grapefruit. These are then sold as a young trees.


In the meantime other greenery sticks their head up above the earth. African spinach, gombo, manioc and peppers are in full growth.

July 2019

The harvest of Gombo in Kati has been done. It is a vegetable that is mainly used in the daily diet as a sauce. Here they are cut into slices and dried to sell during the dry season.
The original name is Okra. More information about the origin, nutritional content and applications of this vegetable can be found on the website of Wikipedia.

 

In addition,  and for the first time the arachide (peanuts) were brought in too. These are also dried and stripped of their skin. The dried green and peeling will be used as food for goats.

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The young people who have already followed a short training were called to:

  • To close the covered terrace to ajoined classroom

  • Expand the sewing workshop

  • To build a boutique , a storage room and garage

At the start of 2018, a short training will be provided for the last part of the fence and possibly the raising of some rooms for candidates from distant villages.

Fence construction

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Autumn 2018

Three young men took the training course and reinforcedthe fence at the training center reinforced by adding an extra layer on top of the wall. The fence is now ready! The training took four months and with good result.

 

Spring 2018

There will be a short training of four months for three young men to do the last part of the fence.

February 2019


If it itches you must leave. Mid-January, Herwig left again, heading West Africa. In 2017, during the months of October and November, he was also there with Chris. Together they started an ICT class. Now he is there again for six weeks.

In the meantime, he leads the courses Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The participants receive a certificate when completing training.

The staff of ASFEEN was eager to learn and grateful for his knowledge that he shared with them.

July 2019


WiFi is now installed. What immediately ensured that,
more young people feel attracted to follow the various ICT courses.

2018

The knowledge among the students was so different that they had to be tested first on reading, writing and arithmetics to divide them into groups. The modules were adjusted to 10 lessons of 2 hours.

The students contribute to pay the teacher.


NOVEMBER 2017

The IT training which began in October, under the guidance of two volunteers from Belgium, delivered five students with a certificate. It was a start-up procedure to enable us to evaluate how to organize things in an efficient manner for the future. We thank, of course, Christiaan and Herwig for the selfless efforts in these two months and for all the help that was needed to get started.

 

Computing started off well. Two volunteers, Christiaan De Beule and Herwig Deryckere, ex - workers at the computer science programs at Federal Office in Belgium  department Finances, are now on site for two months until 2 December 2017.


What will they be doing?

  • Checking and installing the computers

  • Screening future computer-teachers on knowledge and skills

  • Giving our employees and those of ASFEEN an intensive training.

  • Editing courses for the different target groups


Computer ​​​​​​​Training

2017


The Red Cross of Flanders donated written-off laptops and PCs

  • 12 laptops in October 2016

  • 12 desktop pen, screen, keyboard and mouses plus 6 laptops in February 2017

The covered terrace around the office, where the literacy lessons were being given, is now completely closed with windows and a door. We hope to start initiation lessons at the end of September.

There is a lot of interest among school managers and teachers who want to know what a computer can do. Of course, the youth is extremely interested in following the courses as well


What still needs to happen?

  • The walls still need to be painted

  • Insulating the roof against the heat

  • Placing an extra solar panel

  • Placing two fans

  • Buying about 15 crutches

  • Purchasing a screen for projections and a blackboard

 12 laptops and 12 desktops are ready to use.



Additonal work needed concerning the INFRASTRUCTURE 


The heavy rains begin to destroy the foundations of the joining walls where the lateral path is situated. A concrete ditch should be dug to divert the water, which would allow the path to remain accessible for pedestrians.

The electricity pole with the meter must be moved. It is currently in the opening of the garage gate. The shop, the storage room and the garage have yet to be completed meaning the floor, the roof, the window and door levels. At the moment we are growing plants! It is necessary to place lamps on the wall of enclosure to illuminate the floor in the evening. It is necessary to install 2 large and 2 small metal gates at the enclosure. Painting and embellishment remains to be done.

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Training furniture maker

Start a shop 

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Location: Agou - Apégamé

 

  • Photocopies, scanner, school and office supplies

  • Sewing and weaving articles from our workshops

  • Sale of soft drinks

     

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TRAINING MASON


The young people who have already followed a short training were called to:

  • To close the covered terrace to ajoined classroom

  • Expand the sewing workshop

  • To build a boutique , a storage room and garage

At the start of 2018, a short training will be provided for the last part of the fence and possibly the raising of some rooms for candidates from distant villages.

Fence construction

FUTURE PROJECTS

 Location: at KATI

 

We originally planned this for 2019 but has already being partly realized. 5 Hectares of fertile soil were purchased. The site is now a complete jungle but containg a value we don't yet know about.
Total cost = 4 250 euros.
 

The choices we had:

Do we pay people preparing the soil per square meter. This means that these people will enrich themselves with whatever they find on the ground?

Or do we employ a farmer who has the knowledge to grow vegetables in an ecological way and to breed small livestock, and trains young people.


Which would mean, square meter per square meter they would study what they find, what is advisable to keep, what can be processed and sold, etc. This might be a good way to prepare the terrain.


The latter was chosen. We have visited the NGO Sichem. This organisation gives a training of 9 months. We already found a candidate who wants to follow this training.

He has already been studying agriculture at the university for one year, but he was unable to continue his studies for financial reasons.
This training costs 1000 €.


When his training is finished we can always count on him if questions or problems occur.

The aim which proceeds from this project is that it would be sufficient to cover all the costs of the training center and the literacy lessons in the different villages, so that Embracing Life Togo can work fully autonomously within a few years!

 

 

January 2018

 

  • Three stamps are necessary to even get started with the project.
    So we've been busy since June 2017 to get these on paper. But it's finally there, the project can start.
     

  • We'll provide trees all around the terrain at Kati by planting trees.
     

  • We'll get together about the start of this project and about starting a farm school as well.

 

 

Training furniture maker

Location: Agou - Apégamé

 

  • Photocopies, scanner, school and office supplies

  • Sewing and weaving articles from our workshops

  • Sale of soft drinks

     

AGRICULTURE AND SMALL CATTLE RAISING

ALBUM

Start a shop 

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Future projects

Individual help

#Training #Individualtraining #Africa

It goes without saying that we are limited in the organizing of training courses. We focus on what the community serves most, such as literacy, Masons, etc. This does not mean that aid can be granted if someone wishes to take up training, which is not organized by the non-profit organization. It is a question of individual support that is, of course, totally dependent on our budget.

OKTOBER 2018

The university training of geography which Honoré Amekou took was sponsored individually. This training started three years ago.

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Support to the organization of AJESCOF-Mir of Edwige, a young enterprising journalist.

Gift of notebooks and pens for underprivileged children in the Vaughan area.

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2019

Herwig is back again in Togo for six weeks. Individual support does not always mean one person, but also one person for the benefit of many. Our guest received a donation from a dentist from Belgium. A cargo of toothpaste and toothbrushes. He would use them in Togo, in terms of hygiene. Meanwhile, he has not only learned the children from primary school, how to brush teeth but also tells them about the importance of well-maintained teeth.


No less important is the construction of other infrastructure that makes the training center a whole. Of course, priority is given to the training itself, but the construction of sanitary facilities (toilet) was essential, so was an office and recently the fence of the entire domain. The latter immediately links up with the bricklaying training.

 

Training location:

Agou-Apégamé

Situation to date:

Two groups of three, a total of six young men, have followed this training.
We anticipate a new formation in January 2018, with the dry season

Other infrastructure

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Coöps

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The association ' Friends of Zambia' is a De Facto organization established in 2015 by Hilde Van Haute.

 

MISSION

They support projects in Zambia, with the emphasis on the self-reliance of the population. Among others, through education and entrepreneurship. Children and orphans are their care. This will be done in cooperation with local women and a congregation of black sisters. They believe that they themselves with all the necessary means to take matters into their own hands and to ensure that, in the longer term, through education and agricultural sustainable development is in Zambia.

 

PROJECTS

  • Santa Maria Hospital

  • Saint Fidelis Hospital

  • Kacema Musuma Orphanage

  • Tete Kela Day Care Center for children from the slums

 

In the context of Music for life, there is a school that wants to organize an action (PTS Trail on 30 November). With this money, we want to contribute to a school for the Tete Kela Day Car Center located on the slums in Kasama, Zambia. Hence our cooperation as a vzw with 'girlfriends for Zambria' . Embracing Life vzw is registered on Music for life.


Target Groups

  • Rural Population
  • Children and young people
  • Women


Themes

  • Agriculture, Livestock and/or fishing
  • Water Supply
  • Health Care
  • Education

Contact

vriendinnenvanzambia@hotmail.com

telephone: 0474 19 45 49

 

Support

Donation: BE74 7360 1707 6007

 

Embracing Life has been accepted as a good cause by Music for Life / the warmes week. In this context, a coöperation has evolved with 'Friends of Zambria'.

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TOGO

Press & Numbers

Each year, we organize an activity at the end of the summer: Summerglow. Supporters and friends are invited to a Paella evening with a film about the visits to Togo. At the same time, articles are offered in support of the project.

Summer Glow

Africa In Your Street

General Meeting

Embracing Life Stand

A recognized non-profit organization is obliged to hold a general meeting annually. We link the useful to the pleasant by always linking a cheese and wine evening with a photo or video report

Throughout the year many festivals and markets are set up (Christmas market, world market, nova mondo, ...). Embracing Life is present with its stand. A booklet is distributed to interested parties nexto a personal conversation. Items are sold to support the project.

CALENDAR

 

World Festivity Melle

EVERY YEAR

#ACTIVITIES #EMBRACINGLIFE #TOGO #EDUCATION #TRAINING

PASSED ACTIVITIES

During the feasts of Melle, Embracing Life organizes an open door day in the propre city

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ACTIVITIES 2019

Date and Location

Name Activity

1.

19 May in Gent

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2.

27 June at 20:00h at the Library of Melle

Information evening about Voodoo - see the flyer above (own activity)

3.

29 June at Bruges

Party at the Park (fair)

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7 July in Melle

Worldparty at Melle (Melle's Yearly Fair)

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10 August in Melle

Africa in your street in Melle

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31 August at Melle

Summerglow our yearly activity

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Contact Apégamé

Webmaster Annick Vanblaere

Agou-Apégamé (Togo West Africa)
Dhr. Mawusé AMEKOU.
Téléphone:
+228 90863987
+228 96084277


Bank coördinations :

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TG80 3702 4010 3002 2582 8001 0192 
BIC BTCITGTG

Chairman and Founder
Kathleen HALES
Embracing Life NPO
Spoorlaan 53 - 9090 Melle
Office: Begoniastraat 27 - 9052 Gent
Tel.0495 38 39 98 after 19:00h

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Directly in favor of the project !!!
Automatically one becomes a member of Embracing Life npo for the calendar year the payment has been made

 

Ref. banking:
IBAN BE23 0015 8200 1591
BIC GEBABEBB

Embracing Life vzw / asbl
Spoorlaan 53
9090 Melle

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TAX DEDUCTION FROM 40€ PER CALENDAR YEAR ON!!!

Every year we have a number of activities. The proceeds of these activities go entirely to the operation of the non-profit organization.


We are talking about:

  • Summer glow

  • Africa in your street

  • The cheese and wine evening (general meeting)


It is an opportunity for you to get acquainted with Embracing Life vzw

It is an opportunity for us to know the face of the person who supports the project and what drives her or him.

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SUPPORT

The African population has something in it's culture to do with rhythm, that is omnipresent. When you hear the men working at the weaving workshop, you feel like dancing on their ritme. The cadence of the weaving rhythm is synchronized with the movement and the feet. They create beautiful fabrics which connect flawlessly and reveal a splendor of colors.

Design House Winchester (U.K.) also included these fabrics in its collection

Design House is one of the leading interior companies with showrooms in the beautiful city of Winchester and in Portsmouth. Chairman Kathleen Hales' nephew has two designer stores in the United Kingdom. The woven fabrics from the weaving workshop of Embracing Life were processed into exclusive cushions that belong in cozy corners and design interiors, or how it is said in English 'a must-have'. The cushions are also available at our stand and during activities of the non-profit organization.

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SUPPORT BY TAKING PART IN ACTIVITIES

DesignHouse

Embracing Life boot

Kathleen Hales, chairman of the NPO Embracing Life tries to be present as much as possible on cultural activities, exclusive markets and Christmas markets.

At the stand, articles are offered for sale, the proceeds of which go to the non-profit organization.

You can consult the Agenda to see where and when you can visit the stand

Apégamé in England

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Well, with the Trooper you can support the project of your favorite charity organization just by shopping online. Click on the Trooper logo, click on the online shop of your choice, and shop just the way you do otherwise, you pay exactly the same price as normal. By clicking on the Trooper page of your favorite charity organization to an online shop, this shop knows exactly who you want to support.

RED COINS - ACTION


Every little bit helps. At each of our activities, and during our presence with the non-profit organization Embracing Life - stand at fairs and markets, our action 'My red coins for npo Embracing Life' will be there. Collect your coins an bring them while supporting our project.


You may also start spontaneously a collection for our charity. All you need to do is, send us an e-mail. We'll take note of your name and address and send you the logo to stick on your collection box or jar.


If you are interested, your name or the name of your organization, name of school or class will be mentonned on this page. This way, interested parties will know where they can go with their small change.

DISCLAIMER

Embracing Life vzw pays a lot of attention and care to its website and strives to ensure that all information is as complete, correct, understandable, accurate and up-to-date as possible. Despite the continuous efforts, Embracing Life npo can not guarantee that the information provided is up-to-date, correct and complete. Embracing Life npo reserves the right to add, change or delete information at any time, without prior notice. When Embracing Life npo is notified of errors or incompleteness of data, then after reporting this to the chairman (see contactpage) improvement or additon  will be made.

Some legal texts are available on the website. Because it is not possible to guarantee the authentic reproduction of an official text, we would like to remind you that only the texts published in the ‘Belgisch Staatsblad’ (Belgian Official State Declarations) are valid.

Embracing Life npo can under no circumstances be held responsible  for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of this website.

This site also contains links to other websites. Embracing Life npo can not be held responsible for the current or future content of these sites, nor for the content of external sites that link to the site of Embracing Life.

Our company number is BE 0811.114.196

Privacy Statement

Embracing Life npo attaches great importance to your privacy. Your personal data will be processed for the registration and management of donations, the registration and follow-up of questions and registrations and recruitment and communication purposes. In accordance with the law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data, you have the right to access and improve the collected personal data. You have the right to object free of charge to the processing of your personal data for recruitment and communication purposes. You can exercise these rights by contacting us: Embracing Life npo, de Voorzitster, Kruisstraat 8, 9090 Melle or via contactpage.

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The texts, images, layout and other items on this site are protected by (intellectual) property rights (footage in the header belong to pixabay.com). These objects may not be copied for distribution, they may not be modified or placed on another website or published in any other form without prior written permission from Embracing Life vzw.

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Spoorlaan 53 - 9090 Melle
Office: Begoniastraat 27 - 9052 Gent
Tel.0495 38 39 98 after 19:00h

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