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Climate and Education to save the planet 

The project has impacted 120 teachers and 6,000 students in 20 schools between Lomé and Kpalimé.


The project "Climate and Education to save the planet" was set up with the primary desire to carry out actions around the main issue of education and environmental protection through the active educational approach "IDMAP Togo".

At the beginning, in March 2020, the project was to organize a great advocacy during a competition of the festival of playlets to highlight the importance of the protection of the environment and the citizen education in front of the deforestation. Awareness activities around desertification caused by the overexploitation of wood and global warming, notably through a climate march, were also to be carried out.


Nevertheless, DEFI had to readjust the project because of the health crisis of COVID 19.

The project has been put on hold for the time needed to reorient the actions in TOGO. In 2021, the project resumed, notably with the integration of a hygiene component by strengthening sanitation in schools. 60 hand-washing devices were manufactured and delivered with liquid soap to the 20 project schools to allow children to wash their hands before entering the classroom and after using the toilet. Training on barrier practices was also provided to children and teachers.

In addition, to remain within the framework of citizen education for the protection of the environment, many trees were planted in schools in a symbolic reforestation approach to teach children the importance of "Cherish the tree".


The project was implemented with the help of our partners APET and the Blanc-Mesnil Foundation.

The Caravan of Science


The Caravan of Science and Technology is an event organized in 2014 and 2016 by the IDMAP project with the DEFI support and was realized thanks to the support of the Blancmesnil Foundation.

The Caravan of Science and Technology is an action to strengthen the training for the teachers in primary school to create awareness in the population for the science knowledge. These actions allowed to get the population implicated and also for the student’s parents to celebrate the scientific skills of their children during an educative and fun event through the country.

Lomé: 10 inspections / 24 schools / 50 teachers / 700 students


Tsévié: 2 inspections / 53 schools / 167 teachers / 500 students


Atakpamé: 3 inspections / 62 schools / 70 teachers / 1017 students


Sokodé: 2 inspections / 96 schools / 192 teachers / 7170 students


Kara: 3 inspections / 20 schools / 50 teachers / 1200 students


Dapaong: 2 inspections / 60 schools / 67 teachers /948 students


Kpalimé: 2 inspections / 36 schools / 117 teachers / 1020 students (phase 1)


Kpalimé: 4 inspections / 11 schools / 28 teachers / 410 students (phase2)

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DEFI 3 : For a better educational system (2015-2018)

Every nation which will know to get a performing education system will get strong chances to succeed. It’s in this general context that the project tries to improve the education system. Since 2000, DEFI has promoted the scientific and technologic education through the citizenship in primary school in the developing countries with a learning method inspired by “la Main à la Pâte”.

The aims:

- To reinforce the capacity for the education actors thanks to the diffusion of the pedagogical project “la Main à la Pâte”.

- To encourage the exchanges between the educational actors, beneficiaries and partners of DEFI

- To improve and develop the social dialogue on the role of the education in the development.

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