Support a Youth Program in Togo
The population of Africa is largely young. In Togo, nearly 40 percent of people are under 15 years old. But sadly, many factors lead these young people to crime, substance abuse, pregnancy, and transmissible diseases. Families are impoverished and broken, and they have few economic prospects.
Bishop Isaac Gaglo of the Diocese of Aného in Togo is concerned for the young people in his diocese. He would like to provide them with some form of training, so they can make responsible decisions and lead healthy and happy lives. There is already one established program in his diocese, which the African Family Life Federation has run since 2005, and is working to foster families and defend human life. The federation offers courses and meetings aimed at raising awareness about issues relating to marriage and family. Couples are encouraged to deepen their mutual love and respect, and to share and communicate. In many traditional cultures, this sense of partnership is by no means a forgone conclusion.
Now, the bishop wants to address younger, unmarried people. One of his goals is to promote the formation of relationships and sexuality with an emphasis on the value and beauty of love and the human body. He wants to create the foundation of a stable life and a sense of identity and responsibility.
We have proposed a contribution of $3,200 to this important program.
Are you able to join us in supporting the young people in Togo?
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