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 and outreach work with wrongly imprisoned young people, many of whom have been held for long periods of time with no trial, and often without being charged.  Through the efforts of Y Care International, many of the young people have been freed from prison, and are the put into rehabilitation and vocational training programs, helping them to rebuild their lives.

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