You helped give life-changing care
to 450 children of prisoners in Togo in 2019!
In 2019, the Prison Fellowship Togo team completed their fourth year of program implementation, accounting for more than 450 Togolese children of prisoners loved and cared for in 2019!
While Prison Fellowship Togo continued to cultivate a core network of volunteers and church partners within the communities where the children and their families live, the organization also saw a significant increase in government engagement and support. The team worked alongside several agencies throughout the year to address the unique challenges facing the children of prisoners and their families throughout the country. Obtaining birth certificates for children in the program remained a priority, as it is a crucial step towards ensuring a child’s access to their rights, protections, and opportunities as citizens.
While 431 children participated in health and safety training, 398 school-aged children received educational support, and every child enrolled in the program was provided with nutritious food, one of the great focus areas in the years to come will be to get all children fully vaccinated.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to care for these precious children.
Our Rescue Plan In Action
With your help, we pair each child in our program with a dedicated caseworker,
and ensure they receive support in these four essential areas. Here’s how you helped this year:
- 331 children in the program now have birth certificates or other national ID equivalent (ongoing goal)
- 100% of children were monitored, and confirmed to be living with an approved caregiver
- 431 children and 186 caregivers received child protection training through home visits and events
- 203 children who were in need of additional vaccinations received them
- 440 children who were in need received de-worming treatment for parasites
- 450 children received additional monthly nutritional support
- 190 children received an annual health check
- 388 of school-age children were registered in school
- 100% of school-age children received educational support through uniforms, books and other supplies
- 332 children are progressing through school, many more than last year, and where additional help is needed the teams are in close communication with teachers to find new ways to reduce the challenges
- 386 children were connected with a local church
- 450 children and their families participated in a resiliency event throughout the year
- 100% of children were served by a caring Christian caseworker
- 163 children visited their parent in prison
- 100 children’s released incarcerated caregiver, who were especially in need, were provided with additional support during the pre and post release period
Changing Lives, For Good
You have already given so much hope to children in Togo, making way for a brighter future
and helping to restore their trust in people—and in a heavenly Father who loves them.