A project managed by Leading Youth, Sport and Development
The population of Togo mostly lives, at over 57% in rural areas and must naturally deal with challenges associated with poverty, overpopulation etc. In some poorer communities, the girls are exposed to early pregnancies and marriages thwarting their progress. Implementing the Milédou programme in rural areas constitutes then a quasi-unique response by providing quality educational opportunities and an enabling environment to the fulfilment of the Individual.
With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading out, the LYSD 2019-2020 season has carried on in a dematerialised manner and the context has caused the instructors to go digital thanks to a virtual platform guaranteeing the programme’s continuity. But only 350 youngsters have managed to profit from the said platform and the instructors have had to cope with challenges regarding the optimal use of the digital.
The goal of the “Sport and Health” project is therefore to help the young, instructors and communities to be equipped for adjusting as best as possible to the programme’s continuation.
- Building youngsters’ resilience, especially rural girls and instructors faced with the challenges of the pandemic
- Building the programme instructors’ capacity to contribute to digital transformation in Togo
- Using sport as a real developmental tool capable of uniting communities
- Developing women’s sport with the creation of a dedicated Milédou League and a mixed pre-ado league
- Training in public health, epidemiology and sport health for the instructors so they may adopt the right gestures and, in their turn, sensitise their communities
- Education and vocational training for the young with professionalising workshops centred on the digital in the context of a pandemic
- Granting 30 scholarships for the young, with the priority on the girls
- Gender promotion in sport and training in sexual reproductive health
- Promotion of mental health and physical well-being
- Setting up and developing Milédou’s women’s league and the mixed pre-ado league
- 800 youngsters of the Milédou programme in Togo and a network of 25 instructors in 8 localities
- The programme youngsters and instructors’ communities and families, namely about 5,000 persons
- The Aného Town Hall and the populations in the communes where the Milédou programme is located, namely about 200,000 people