Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Dana Banks presided over the launching ceremony of a prison disinfection program to the Juvenile Brigade of Lomé. The project is the result of a joint collaboration between the Special Self-Help Program of the Embassy of the United States and the Non-Governmental Organization DOMINO, which specializes in assistance to prisoners. DOMINO received an 3,000,000 CFA francs Self Help Program grant last September to carry out the project. It involves buying a disinfection equipment for use in several prisons in Togo’s Maritime region. This will have a direct and positive impact on the health and well-being of thousands of detainees, including women and minors.
For more information on Self-Help programs, see: https://tg.usembassy.gov/education-culture/development-assistance-programs/