A major part of our philosophy is that it is important to give back to our communities. As a result, we sponsor projects within our communities that focus on self-empowerment, the advancement of fair trade, education, sustainable living, and gender equality. In January 2005, with the cooperation of Alaffia Fair Trade Shea Butter and volunteers from around the world, we launched the Global Alliance for Community Empowerment (GACE). GACE will now conduct and oversee all our community projects. For more information, visit the GACE website at www.empowermentalliance.org.
Agbanga Karite's current community projects are focusing on education and empowerment of young Africans. We believe that future of Africa lies in the hands of the young, and that if young Africans are helped with the dilemmas they face - such as harsh poverty and lack of infrastructure, they will in turn help Africa in the future. For this reason, Agbanga Karite has provided more than 300 children with books, uniforms and supplies for the 2004-2005 school year. In addition, Agbanga Karite has paid the school enrollment fees for these children.
In May, 2005 we collaborated with GACE to donate and install new school roofs on rural schools in central Togo. Please visit the GACE website for pictures and more information.
In a separate project, Agbanga Karite donated desks and chairs to a local primary school in the village of Adjorogo. Some schools in small towns in Togo do not have seats in the classrooms, which makes it very difficult for students to learn.
These projects are funded by the purchases made by our customers around the world.
We thank all of you for your support.
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