Lomé, Togo

I spent several days in Togo’s capital Lomé, where I visited a market where children were working for petty cash as laborers moving cassava root, and met several young people who had been educated through various vocational training programs of Y Care...

Atakpame, Togo

I spent a day in Atakpame, about three hours drive north of Togo, where I visited youth who had completed vocational training programs in auto-mechanics, hairdressing, shoe-making, and woodworking.  I also visited a prison where Y Care International is doing advocacy...

Child Rescue Centre, Bo, Sierra Leone

The Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Eastern Sierra Leone, is a United Methodist Church program that houses, feeds, provides medical care, and pays for the schooling of vulnerable boys and girls.  Following the war in Sierra Leone, many families were torn apart, children...